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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 a member of our Communications team:

Aedín Donnelly, Communications and Media Manager

Danny Smits, Communications and Advocacy Officer

UNICEF continues to ship vital supplies to affected countries amid soaring COVID-19 case numbers

COPENHAGEN/NEW YORK, 27 March 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow, UNICEF is procuring and shipping vital supplies, including desperately required personal protective equipment (PPE), to countries affected. UNICEF is engaged with approximately 1,000 suppliers and industry leaders across the world, to find a solution to current market constraints. Despite the extreme market conditions, … Continued

COVID-19: UNICEF, WHO and IFRC issue guidance to protect children and support safe school operations

Guidance includes practical actions and checklists for administrators, teachers, parents and children NOTE: Download the joint guidance on protecting children and schools from Covid-19 DUBLIN/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 10 March 2020 – The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today issued new guidance to help … Continued

Children and teachers killed as schools and kindergartens attacked in Idlib

  STATEMENT Statement attributable to Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa UNICEF spokespeople in the region are available for interview Multimedia materials are available here AMMAN/DUBLIN, 27 February 2020 – “Once again we are shocked at a wave of unrelenting violence that saw at least nine children and three teachers … Continued

Irish children flourishing but failure to meet CO2 emissions target threatens their future – WHO-UNICEF-Lancet report

Health and future of every child worldwide under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing NEW YORK/ LONDON/ GENEVA/ DUBLIN, 19 February: No single country is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, finds a landmark report released today by a Commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts, … Continued

Over half a million children in northwest Syria forced to flee amid continued violence and harsh weather

  PRESS RELEASE  Over half a million children in northwest Syria forced to flee amid continued violence and harsh weather 77 children killed or injured in the fighting since the beginning of the year UNICEF spokespersons in the region are available for interview New multimedia materials available here: GENEVA/AMMAN/NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 18 February 2020 – More than … Continued