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1,100 unaccompanied refugee children in Greece need urgent protection – UNICEF

European Member States urged to increase relocation and family reunifications DUBLIN / GENEVA 29 August 2019 – The number of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children staying in dangerous and overcrowded Reception and Identification Centres on the Greek islands, and detention facilities across the country, now exceeds 1,100 – the largest number since the … Continued

Saving children stranded on the Mediterranean must be prioritised over politics

PRESS RELEASE Saving children stranded on the Mediterranean must be prioritised over politics Statement attributable to Ms. Afshan Khan, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant response in Europe GENEVA,DUBLIN, 16 August 2019 – “It is unconscionable that once again politics have been prioritised over saving … 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

Family-friendly policies needed to increase breastfeeding rates worldwide

Wealthiest countries have lowest breastfeeding rates – including Ireland Photo: Dublin Mum Irmak breastfeeding baby Aurelia DUBLIN/NEW YORK , 1 August 2019 – The benefits of breastfeeding for children and mothers are widespread. It supports healthy brain development in babies and young children, it protects infants against infection, decreases the risk of obesity and disease, … Continued

UNICEF breaks ground on Africa’s first recycled plastic brick factory in Côte d’Ivoire

Factory to produce plastic bricks to build classrooms for children in innovative partnership Download multimedia materials here DUBLIN/NEW YORK/ABIDJAN, 29 July 2019 – UNICEF, in partnership with Colombian social enterprise Conceptos Plasticos, today announced it had broken ground on a first-of-its-kind factory that will convert plastic waste collected in Côte d’Ivoire into modular plastic bricks. … Continued