UNICEF and partners vaccinate 230K in Iraq and Syria against polio and measles, many affected by fresh violence

At least 80,000 children flee their homes due to recent violence in northeast Syria DUBLIN/AMMAN 25 October 2019 – UNICEF and partners have provided polio and measles vaccines for nearly 232,000 children under the age of five in Al-Hasakeh governorate, northeast of Syria, including in collective shelters and camps such as Al-Hol and A’reesha. In … Continued

70,000 children displaced as violence escalates in Syria 

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore  Download visuals here NEW YORK, 14 October 2019 – “UNICEF estimates that nearly 70,000 children have been displaced since hostilities in northeast Syria escalated nearly a week ago.   “UNICEF confirms that at least four children have been killed and nine others injured in northeast Syria. Seven children have reportedly … Continued

Humanitarian plane with 1.5 tons of UNICEF supplies lands in Hurricane-hit Bahamas

Humanitarian plane with 1.5 tons of UNICEF supplies lands in Hurricane-hit Bahamas UNICEF Emergency Specialists in the Bahamas are available for interview   NASSAU/PANAMA/NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 8 September 2019 – Today UNICEF announced the arrival to Nassau of a plane carrying nearly 1.5 tons of lifesaving supplies that will help provide access to safe water for over 9,500 children … Continued

DRC: Number of deaths in Ebola outbreak passes 2,000, despite huge strides

Protecting children and engaging communities key to ending epidemic of deadly disease STATEMENT attributable to Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo Access multimedia content here DUBLIN/KINSHASA 30 August 2019 – “Almost 600 children have lost their lives to the Ebola outbreak in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo … Continued

Vaccination to contain severe measles outbreak underway in DR Congo amidst Ebola and mass displacement

Campaign led by the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and MSF DUBLIN / ITURI, DR CONGO / DAKAR / GENEVA / NEW YORK, 11 July 2019 – Health workers are urgently rolling out a complex measles vaccination campaign targeting 67,000 children in Ituri, northeast DR Congo, a region ravaged by armed conflict that … Continued

Rohingya refugee children in Cox’s Bazar at risk from flooding and landslides in monsoon rains

Education for over 60,000 Rohingya children in camps and host communities is disrupted because of damage to learning centres A Mother secures her family’s makeshift home at a camp for Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh DUBLIN / COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh/NEW YORK, 9 July 2019 – Thousands of children and families living in the Rohingya refugee camps and … Continued

UNICEF and partners vaccinate hundreds of thousands of children affected by Cyclone Idai

One month on from Cyclone Idai, 1.6 million children still reeling from its impact – UNICEF  

UNICEF launches massive vaccination programme for 900,000 children and adults in Mozambique, as critical shipment arrives

“Truly shocking” – scale of the emergency in Mozambique becoming clearer, with one million children still at risk