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

1,100 unaccompanied refugee children in Greece need urgent protection – UNICEF

European Member States urged to increase relocation and family reunifications DUBLIN / GENEVA 29 August 2019 – The number of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children staying in dangerous and overcrowded Reception and Identification Centres on the Greek islands, and detention facilities across the country, now exceeds 1,100 – the largest number since the … Continued

Saving children stranded on the Mediterranean must be prioritised over politics

PRESS RELEASE Saving children stranded on the Mediterranean must be prioritised over politics Statement attributable to Ms. Afshan Khan, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant response in Europe GENEVA,DUBLIN, 16 August 2019 – “It is unconscionable that once again politics have been prioritised over saving … 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

Vital protection for refugee and migrant children making perilous sea journeys to Europe urgently needed – UNICEF

Refugee and migrant children and youth report severe deprivations while on the move – UNICEF  

Children returned to Central America and Mexico at heightened risk of violence, stigma and deprivation

Refugee children stranded in European transit countries suffer psychologically from uncertainty

More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

UNICEF hails new Italian law to protect unaccompanied refugee and migrant children as model for Europe