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European Parliament elections: With 1 in 9 children in Ireland living in consistent poverty UNICEF urges citizens to vote for children

PRESS RELEASE European Parliament elections: With 1 in 9 children in Ireland living in consistent poverty UNICEF urges citizens to vote for children DUBLIN, 20th May 2019 – Child rights organisations across Ireland and the rest of Europe have joined forces to urge a new generation of Members of Parliament (MEPs) to protect and defend … Continued

UNICEF airlifts 18 tonnes of emergency supplies to Libya

  PRESS RELEASE UNICEF airlifts 18 tonnes of emergency supplies to Libya TRIPOLI/DUBLIN, 23 April 2019 – A UNICEF-chartered plane has arrived at Misrata airport, in northwestern Libya, with 18 tonnes of urgently needed emergency supplies. These supplies will allow UNICEF to reach conflict-affected children and their families in and around Tripoli. The recent hostilities in … Continued

18 months after exodus from Myanmar, Rohingya children at a crossroads

  PRESS RELEASE 18 months after exodus from Myanmar, Rohingya children at a crossroads Young Rohingya refugees in urgent need of education and skills   Multimedia materials available here DHAKA/DUBLIN, 27 February 2019: Half a million Rohingya children are stateless refugees in the Cox’s Bazar area in southern Bangladesh, increasingly anxious about their futures, and … Continued

Young people to Davos leaders: more jobs, better education

  PRESS RELEASE Young people to Davos leaders: more jobs, better education UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power is available for interview.  DAVOS/DUBLIN, 21 January 2019 – Thousands of young people have a simple message to the leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum: “We need more jobs and better education.” The urgent message emerged … Continued

New Year’s Babies: Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live to 2101 – UNICEF  

PRESS RELEASE EMBARGOED until 00.01am GMT 1 January 2019 New Year’s Babies: Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live to 2101 – UNICEF   As the calendar turns to 2019, an estimated 175 babies will be born on 1 January 2019 UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power is available for interview NEW … Continued

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment takes part in World’s Largest Lesson

PRESS RELEASE Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment takes part in World’s Largest Lesson Images from event available here. DUBLIN, 12 November 2018 – Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD took part in the World’s Largest Lesson, along with primary school students at St. Fintan’s National School in Sutton and … Continued

In Yemen, millions of children could soon be without food or water as economic crisis deepens and Hudaydah violence drags on

STATEMENT   In Yemen, millions of children could soon be without food or water as economic crisis deepens and Hudaydah violence drags on  Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 18 October 2018 – “Millions of desperate children and families across Yemen could soon be without food, clean water or sanitation services because of … Continued

UNICEF partners with Saolta University Health Care Group on flu vaccine campaign

  Saolta University Health Care Group launch 2018/2019 Flu Vaccine Campaign in partnership with UNICEF “Get a vaccine, give a vaccine” 1 Flu Vaccine = 10 Polio Vaccines Images from campaign launch available here Following the success of last year’s flu vaccine campaign Saolta University Health Care Group have once again partnered with UNICEF to launch … Continued

Escalation of violence in Idlib could be deadly for children, UNICEF warns

Escalation of violence in Idlib could be deadly for children, UNICEF warns Peter Power, UNICEF Ireland’s Executive Director is available for interview. DUBLIN, 7 September 2018 – A further escalation of fighting in Idlib, northwestern Syria, will put the lives of more than 1 million children at imminent risk, UNICEF said today. “Thousands of children … Continued

Nearly half of Ireland’s teens say they experience peer violence at school – UNICEF

Nearly half of Ireland’s teens say they experience peer violence at school – UNICEF Physical fights and bullying disrupt the education of 44% of 13-15-year-olds in Ireland Report, photos and b-roll, including of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lilly Singh in South Africa, available for download here. DUBLIN, NEW YORK, 6 September 2018 – Nearly half of … Continued