Almost 5 million children born into war in Syria, 1 million born as refugees in neighbouring countries – UNICEF

Over 9,000 children killed or injured in the conflict, according to verified data Click here if you’d like to donate to the Syrian Crisis AMMAN/NEW YORK, 15 March 2020 – Some 4.8 million children were born in Syria since the conflict began nine years ago. An additional 1 million were born as refugees in neighbouring countries. … Continued

Protecting children must be top priority, in latest refugee surge response – UNICEF statement

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, 3 March 2020 – “The reported death of a child, among nearly 50 people aboard a boat which capsized off the Greek island of Lesvos yesterday, is … Continued

Libya: Tens of thousands of children at risk amidst violence and chaos of unrelenting conflict

Statement by UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power *NOTE: More information about UNICEF’s appeal and response in Libya here*   DUBLIN/NEW YORK, 17 January 2020 – “The suffering of children in Libya is increasing. Refugee and migrant children, who have already endured so much, are also being caught up in the violence and chaos that … Continued

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