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UNICEF delivers life-saving supplies to Odesa in southern Ukraine to help over 50,000 children affected by war

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF delivers life-saving supplies to Odesa in southern Ukraine to help over 50,000 children affected by war UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview  Download multimedia materials ODESA/DUBLIN, Ukraine, 26 July 2022 – Using a total of 27 cargo trucks, UNICEF has delivered life-saving supplies to Odesa to help an estimated 50,000 … Continued

UNICEF calls for an immediate scaled-up humanitarian response to save millions of children in drought-stricken Ethiopia

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF calls for an immediate scaled up humanitarian response to save millions of children in drought-stricken Ethiopia Nearly 10 million people, including 4.4 million children, are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in drought-impacted areas  UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview Multimedia materials available here ETHIOPIA/DUBLIN, 19 July 2022 – Four consecutive failed … Continued

COVID-19 pandemic fuels largest continued backslide in vaccinations in three decades

JOINT PRESS RELEASE   COVID-19 pandemic fuels largest continued backslide in vaccinations in three decades WHO and UNICEF sound the alarm as new data shows global vaccination coverage continued to decline in 2021, with 25 million infants missing out on lifesaving vaccines UNICEF spokespeople are available for interview Multimedia assets available for download here GENEVA/NEW YORK/DUBLIN,15 … Continued

Thousands of children at risk after devastating earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Thousands of children at risk after devastating earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan – UNICEF Statement by UNICEF Afghanistan Representative, Dr. Mohamed Ayoya on earthquake in Paktika and Khost provinces UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  Early low-res photos here  KABUL/DUBLIN, 22 June 2022 – “Early this morning, a devastating earthquake shook the districts of Gayan, Barmala, Naka and … Continued

Over-consumption in the world’s richest countries is destroying children’s environments globally, new report says

PRESS RELEASE     Over-consumption in the world’s richest countries is destroying children’s environments globally, new report says The world’s richest countries – including Ireland – are providing healthier environments for children within their borders, yet are disproportionately contributing to the destruction of the global environment, putting the present and future of all children globally at … Continued

Over 1.5 million children at risk as devastating floods hit Bangladesh – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Over 1.5 million children at risk as devastating floods hit Bangladesh – UNICEF UNICEF spokespersons in Bangladesh are available for interview  Download photos and b-roll here DHAKA/DUBLIN, 23 May 2022 – Over 1.5 million children are at increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition due to extensive flooding in north-eastern Bangladesh. UNICEF … Continued

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on latest school attack in Luhansk, Ukraine

STATEMENT Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on latest school attack in Luhansk, Ukraine UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview Download multimedia materials NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 9 May 2022 – “UNICEF strongly condemns yet another attack on a school in Ukraine amid reports that civilians, including children, had sought shelter in the school’s … Continued

Every day that the war in Ukraine continues is a nightmare for millions of children

PRESS RELEASE Every day that the war in Ukraine continues is a nightmare for millions of children UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell’s remarks at the High-Level International Donor’s Conference for Ukraine   UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview Download multimedia materials NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 5 May 2022 – “Every day that the war in … Continued