‘Nowhere safe to go’ for the 600,000 children of Rafah

There is ‘nowhere safe to go’ for the 600,000 children of Rafah, warns UNICEF With hundreds of thousands of children in Rafah injured, sick, malnourished, traumatized or living with a disability, UNICEF calls for children to not be forcibly relocated, and the vital infrastructure on which children rely to be protected   06 MAY 2024 … Continued

Acute malnutrition has doubled in one month in the north of Gaza strip

Acute malnutrition has doubled in one month in the north of Gaza strip 1 in 3 children under 2 years of age are today acutely malnourished in the north, according to nutrition screenings conducted by UNICEF and partners NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 15 MARCH 2024 –31 per cent – or 1 in 3 children under 2 years … Continued

230 million girls & women have been subjected to FGM

Over 230 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to female genital mutilation — UNICEF New global estimates show a 15 per cent increase in the total number of FGM survivors compared to data released in 2016 NEW YORK, 8 March 2024 – Over 230 million girls and women alive today have undergone female … Continued

Statement by Adele Khodr, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

Statement by Adele Khodr, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa AMMAN/DUBLIN, 4 March 2024 – “The child deaths we feared are here, as malnutrition ravages the Gaza Strip. “At least ten children have reportedly died because of dehydration and malnutrition in Kamal Adwan Hospital in the Northern Gaza Strip in recent … Continued

The State of Children in the European Union 2024

Rising poverty, deteriorating mental health, online sexual abuse and exposure to pollution among challenges faced by millions of children across the EU – UNICEF Ahead of decisive European Parliament elections, UNICEF urges the European Union to safeguard and strengthen children’s rights BRUSSELS/DUBLIN, 19 February 2024 – A new report from UNICEF uncovers the prevalence of … Continued

Press Release: UNICEF Child Advocate to meet Taoiseach

UNICEF Child Advocate to meet Taoiseach on the impact of economic disadvantage on children’s education  18-year-old Nathan Dunne calls for increased supports for economically disadvantaged students   #KidsTakeOver is part of UNICEF’s World Children’s Day celebrations   DUBLIN – November 22nd, 2023 – UNICEF Youth Activist Nathan Dunne is set to “take over” the Taoiseach’s Office today, … Continued

More than 1 in 5 children live in poverty in 40 of the world’s richest countries

France, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom saw sharp rises in child poverty between 2014–2021, while Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovenia achieved the largest reductions, according to UNICEF’s latest Report Card   FLORENCE/NEW YORK, 6 December 2023 – Some of the world’s richest countries experienced sharp rises in child poverty between 2014 and 2021, … Continued

Press Release

UNICEF to Deliver 120 Trucks of Aid Including 7.5 Million Litres of Water to Gaza During Four-Day Ceasefire The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund Welcomes Opportunity to Mobilise Latest Aid Package Waiting at Rafah Crossing   GAZA/DUBLIN – November 24, 2023 – UNICEF has begun the delivery of a significant aid package to Gaza following the … Continued

Press Release: First deliveries of life-saving supplies for children enter Gaza

First deliveries of life-saving supplies for children enter Gaza UNICEF renews appeal for sustained humanitarian access to provide desperately needed assistance as situation worsens   UNICEF renews appeal for sustained humanitarian access to provide desperately needed assistance as situation worsens DUBLIN 21 October 2023 – Over 44,000 bottles of drinking water supplied by UNICEF – … Continued

UNICEF delivers over 650,000 doses of polio vaccine to Ukraine

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF delivers over 650,000 doses of polio vaccine to Ukraine UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview  Multimedia materials are available here KYIV/DUBLIN, 8 April 2023 – UNICEF delivered 543,000 doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV) and 110,160 doses of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to Ukraine as a part of its efforts … Continued

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