Statement by UNICEF Ireland on school closures

The following can be attributed to UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power DUBLIN 5 January 2021 – “The expected closure of schools for the month of January, while understandable, will impact children negatively and it must be a short-term measure. UNICEF Ireland wants schools to reopen as soon as possible, in order to mitigate the … Continued

UNICEF outlining plans to transport up to 850 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines per month on behalf of COVAX, in ‘mammoth and historic’ logistics operation

UNICEF – in partnership with Gavi and WHO – is also helping low- and lower-middle-income countries prepare to receive COVID-19 vaccines in 2021 NOTE: Spokespersons available on request DUBLIN/NEW YORK, 18 December 2020 – UNICEF could potentially transport up to 850 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines per month in 2021, should such quantities become available, according to a new assessment. This is … Continued

Saolta University Health Care Group supports UNICEF ‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ Campaign

UNICEF Ireland and Saolta University Health Care Group partner for 4th year running Staff in the Saolta University Health Care Group are once again supporting the UNICEF ‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ campaign by getting their flu vaccination. For every member of staff who gets a flu vaccine, Saolta will donate 10 polio vaccines … Continued

STATEMENT: Life is a ‘waking nightmare’ for 12 million children in Yemen – UNICEF ED

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore’s remarks at the Averting famine in Yemen: What can we do now and in 2021 event  NEW YORK, 10 December 2020 –This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s High-Level Event: Averting famine in Yemen: … Continued

Window to prevent famine in Yemen is narrowing, UN agencies warn – Joint WFP, FAO and UNICEF press release

Levels of hunger in Yemen reach record levels, requiring urgent action SANA’A/ADEN / ROME / NEW YORK / DUBLIN, 3 December 2020 – The window to prevent famine in Yemen is narrowing as new figures reveal record highs of acute food insecurity in the country, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN World … Continued

Worldwide Measles Deaths Climb 50% from 2016 to 2019 Claiming Over 207,500 Lives in 2019

Mixed picture for Ireland, where Covid-19 has paused recent growth in measles cases, but risk of future increase remains DUBLIN/NEW YORK/ GENEVA/ ATLANTA, 12 November 2020 – Measles surged worldwide in 2019 reaching highest number of reported cases in 23 years.  Highlighted in a publication by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continued

Malnutrition surges among young children in Yemen as conditions worsen – UNICEF, FAO, WFP

One in five children under five in parts of Yemen estimated to be acutely malnourished and in urgent need of treatment as malnutrition cases increase, UN agencies warn.  DUBLIN/ADEN, 27 October 2020 – Acute malnutrition rates among children under five are the highest ever recorded in parts of Yemen, with more than half a million cases in … Continued

The Ireland East Hospital Group launches staff flu vaccination campaign and partners with UNICEF to help save lives

‘Get a Vaccine Give a Vaccine’ will provide children with life-saving immunisation The Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) has launched its 2020-2021 Staff Flu Vaccination Campaign. This year, on account of COVID-19, it has never been more important for healthcare workers to get the flu vaccine and to highlight this message and encourage staff to … Continued

UL Hospitals Group and HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare launch Staff Flu Vaccination Campaign and partner with UNICEF to help fight measles

Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine: 1 flu vaccine = 10 measles vaccines   UL Hospitals Group and HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare have launched their 2020-2021 Staff Flu Vaccination Campaign, highlighting the unprecedented importance of vaccination against flu in the era of COVID-19, and helping UNICEF to fight measles in the developing world. UNICEF ambassador … Continued

Severe water shortages compound desperate situation for children and families in Beirut

UNICEF and partners rehabilitating and reconnecting critical water infrastructure DUBLIN/BEIRUT, 28 AUGUST 2020 – 300,000 people[1] in Beirut continue to face a lack of access to critical safe water and sanitation services, UNICEF warned today, more than three weeks after the huge explosion tore through Lebanon’s capital. While public water infrastructure thankfully sustained only minor damage and … Continued