Young people launch innovative #PictureYourRights report into children?s rights in Ireland

Young people representing UNICEF Ireland & the Children?s Rights Alliance members travel to Geneva to address UN Committee Dublin, 10th June 2015 ? Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly TD was this morning presented with an innovative new report into children?s rights in Ireland. #PictureYourRights offers a unique snapshot into life as a young person in Ireland today, highlighting critical issues such as mental health, bullying and direct provision.

First UNICEF airlift touches down amidst continuing violence in Yemen

Medical supplies for children arrived at Sana’a airport

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At least 77 children killed & 44 children maimed as violence continues

UNICEF and David Beckham launch ‘7’ a new fund for children in danger across globe

Global icon marks 10 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador with new drive to put children first

At least 68 Syrian schools attacked in 2014 amidst ongoing conflict

670,000 additional children without access to education due to security concerns

Education for almost 1 million children in jeopardy following Nepal Earthquake

UNICEF works to establish child friendly spaces as 90% of schools in Kathmandu remain unable for use Photos and videos are available here: KATHMANDU, 7 May 2015 ? At least 950,000 children in Nepal will not be able to return to school, unless urgent action is taken to provide temporary learning spaces and repair damaged school buildings following the 25 April earthquake ? according to UNICEF. Almost 24,000 classrooms were damaged or destroyed in the 7.8 magnitude quake that hit the country 12 days ago, with many suffering further damage in subsequent aftershocks.

Children in Myanmar face a ‘double catastrophe’ as floods hit the most vulnerable, UNICEF says

Vulnerable children in Myanmar face a ?double catastrophe? as floods add to the hardship faced by children living in poverty and those recovering from violence and conflict, UNICEF has warned. Myanmar has suffered heavy rain for weeks, with winds and rains from Cyclone Komen that made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 July, adding to the damage in recent days.

UNICEF secures release of up to 10,000 child soldiers in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, 5 May 2015 – Leaders of armed groups in the Central African Republic agreed today to release all children associated with their forces and to immediately end any new child recruitment. An estimated 6,000 to 10,000 children are currently associated with the country?s armed factions according to UNICEF. The figure includes those serving as combatants and used for sexual purposes, as well as those working as cooks, messengers and in other roles.

Nepal earthquake one week on: UNICEF warns of disease risk for children

KATHMANDU, 2 May 2015 ? One week on from the earthquake in Nepal, UNICEF says the health and wellbeing of children affected by the disaster are hanging in the balance ? as many have been left homeless, in deep shock and with no access to basic care. With the monsoon season only a few weeks away, children will be at heightened risk of diseases like cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as well as being more vulnerable to the threat of landslides and floods.

Thousands of children at risk as families flee Iraqi city of Mosul

Around 500,000 people, up to half of them children, have been forced to flee their homes since violence erupted on 5 June in the Iraqi city of Mosul and the violence is spreading.

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