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UNICEF’s work for children is non-stop – that’s why the Media Team is on hand around the clock for whenever the media need information on issues affecting children in Ireland and across the world.

If you are a journalist and have a media enquiry, please contact Aedín Donnelly, Communications and Media Manager for UNICEF Ireland:

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

Over 300 children and adolescents die every day from AIDS-related causes

Only half of children living with HIV have access to life-saving treatment DUBLIN/ NEW YORK/JOHANNESBURG, 26 November 2019 – Some 320 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018, or 13 every hour, according to a global snapshot on children, HIV and AIDS released by UNICEF today. Low access to antiretroviral treatment, in … Continued

Donegal teen stages #KidsTakeOver of Taoiseach’s office

Donegal teen stages #KidsTakeOver of Taoiseach’s office Third annual UNICEF takeover held in celebration of World Children’s Day An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with UNICEF Ireland’s #KidsTakeOver winner Charles John Gallager at Farmleigh House, Dublin, November 15   DUBLIN 15 November 2019 – A Donegal teenager with political ambitions is set to ‘take over’ the Taoiseach’s office … Continued

Immediate action needed in South Asia to clean the air for children

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director on toxic air in South Asia DUBLIN/NEW YORK 06 November 2019 – “I was just in South Asia where I saw first-hand how children continue to suffer from the dire consequences of air pollution. “The air quality was at a crisis level. You could smell the toxic fog even from … Continued

1 in 3 children under five worldwide is malnourished – new UNICEF report

Growing child malnutrition driven by poverty, climate change and poor diet, including low breastfeeding rates UNICEF warns urgent action is needed  *NOTE* UNICEF nutrition specialists and report editors are available for interview   NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 15 October 2019 – An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system … Continued