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

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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

Top UN, ICRC leaders urge stepped-up global support to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas

PRESS RELEASE   Top UN, ICRC leaders urge stepped-up global support to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas Milestone political declaration to open for signature in Dublin on 18 November NEW YORK/GENEVA/DUBLIN, 14 November 2022 – The heads of three UN entities and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross … Continued

Ireland joins unprecedented international response to deepening child malnutrition crisis with over half a billion dollars pledged to tackle severe wasting since July

PRESS RELEASE Ireland joins unprecedented international response to deepening child malnutrition crisis with over half a billion dollars pledged to tackle severe wasting since July Ireland announces pledge of €50 million over three years with at least 60 per cent of international commitments to directly support UNICEF’s work in 15 countries hardest hit by the … Continued

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on reported attack against maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine

STATEMENT   Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on reported attack against maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine   UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview    Download multimedia: Materials     NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 9 March 2022 – “I am horrified by the reported attack today on a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine – … Continued

First shipment of UNICEF humanitarian aid arrives in Ukraine as conflict escalates

PRESS RELEASE First shipment of UNICEF humanitarian aid arrives in Ukraine as conflict escalates More lifesaving supplies to follow.  UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview   Download multimedia: Materials   DUBLIN/LVIV, Ukraine, 6 March 2022 – The first batch of UNICEF humanitarian supplies has arrived in Lviv, western Ukraine, from UNICEF’s Global Supply and … Continued

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