5 million children need humanitarian assistance in central Sahel this year, amidst violence – UNICEF

Number is projected to rise as attacks against children increase in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger DUBLIN/DAKAR/ GENEVA/ NEW YORK, 28 January 2020 – Close to 5 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger will need humanitarian assistance over the course of 2020, UNICEF said today, up from 4.3 million. This projection is linked … Continued

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson joins call to ramp up support to Venezuelan migrant children during visit

Download photos, video and b-roll here: https://uni.cf/2QZljlO   DUBLIN/BOA VISTA/PANAMA/NEW YORK, 10 January 2020 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson joined UNICEF in urging the international community to increase its support to refugee and migrant children from Venezuela in need of assistance across Latin America and the Caribbean. Neeson echoed the appeal after concluding a … Continued

Shortfall in education opportunities deepens despair of refugee Rohingya youth: UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Shortfall in education opportunities deepens despair of refugee Rohingya youth: UNICEF Two years after mass exodus from Myanmar, quality learning and life skills are crucial to more than 500,000 children sheltered in Bangladesh Spokespeople from UNICEF Bangladesh are available for interview NEW YORK, GENEVA, DUBLIN, COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 16 August 2019 – Frustration … 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

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

PRESS RELEASE Vital protection for refugee and migrant children making perilous sea journeys to Europe urgently needed – UNICEF In first two weeks of 2019, more than 400 uprooted children reached European shores amid freezing temperatures and rough waters UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power is available for interview.  GENEVA, 21 January 2019 – UNICEF is … Continued

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

PRESS RELEASE Refugee and migrant children and youth report severe deprivations while on the move – UNICEF   UNICEF releases alarming data from poll of nearly 4,000 refugee and migrant children and youth ahead of Global Compact for Migration Summit in Marrakech “I am just used to suffering, and now I view it as normal” – … Continued

Investment in education desperately needed to avert “lost generation” of Rohingya children – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE: Investment in education desperately needed to avert “lost generation” of Rohingya children – UNICEF One year after mass exodus from Myanmar, the futures of more than 500,000 refugee children in Bangladesh are in the balance Multimedia materials are available here NEW YORK/COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 23 August 2018 – More than half a million … Continued

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

PRESS RELEASE Children returned to Central America and Mexico at heightened risk of violence, stigma and deprivation UNICEF Child Alert report shows dangerous journeys and deportations intensify root causes of irregular migration Peter Power, UNICEF Ireland’s Executive Director is available for interview. Download the report, photos, video and broll: https://uni.cf/2vRhdS3 NEW YORK/PANAMA CITY/DUBLIN, 16 August, … Continued

Henrietta Fore on situation of migrant children and families in the U.S

Children should not be separated from their families because of their migration status Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on situation of migrant children and families in the U.S  NEW YORK, 19 June 2018 – “Stories of children, some of them just babies, being separated from their parents as they seek safety in the … Continued

Two refugees, generations apart, tell their story in new UNICEF film

Film available for download here: http://uni.cf/2knTBi3 *NOTE* Executive Director of UNICEF Ireland Peter Power is available for interview DUBLIN/NEW YORK, 3 February 2017 – A powerful new UNICEF film presenting the parallel stories of a young Syrian refugee and a World War II child refugee was released today as a stark illustration of the challenges … Continued