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UNICEF youth advocate meets Taoiseach to highlight growing online risks facing children

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF youth advocate meets Taoiseach to highlight growing online risks facing children 16-year-old Donnacha Lenehan calls for greater online protections for children and young people   Donnacha is available for media interview  Download photos and videos here DUBLIN 23 November 2022 – A UNICEF Ireland youth advocate today met the Taoiseach to highlight the … Continued

Racism and discrimination against children rife in countries worldwide – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Racism and discrimination against children rife in countries worldwide – UNICEF New report outlines how children are discriminated against in health, access to government resources, and education; analysis of 22 countries shows advantaged groups are twice as likely to have basic reading skills  UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 18 November … Continued

Top UN, ICRC leaders urge stepped-up global support to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas

PRESS RELEASE   Top UN, ICRC leaders urge stepped-up global support to protect civilians from explosive weapons in populated areas Milestone political declaration to open for signature in Dublin on 18 November NEW YORK/GENEVA/DUBLIN, 14 November 2022 – The heads of three UN entities and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross … Continued

Over 27 million children at risk as devastating floods set records across the world 

PRESS RELEASE Over 27 million children at risk as devastating floods set records across the world  Number of children affected by flooding in Chad, Gambia, Pakistan and north-east Bangladesh highest in over 30 years  UNICEF spokespersons at COP27 are available for interview  Download photos, videos and b-roll: LINK SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt/GENEVA/NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 8 November … Continued

Schools for more than 2 million children in Pakistan remain inaccessible due to devastating floods – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Schools for more than 2 million children in Pakistan remain inaccessible due to devastating floods – UNICEF UNICEF spokespersons in Pakistan are available for interview  Multimedia materials available here ISLAMABAD/NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 3 November 2022 – Schools for more than 2 million children in Pakistan remain completely inaccessible after the most severe flooding in the country’s … Continued

UNICEF Ireland awards first Child Rights Schools in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF Ireland awards first Child Rights Schools in Ireland UNICEF Ireland Ambassador Donncha O’Callaghan, Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork Tony Fitzgerald, and children and teachers from two Cork schools celebrate achievement Images for download here DUBLIN/CORK, 03 OCTOBER 2022 – Two Cork schools were named as the first UNICEF Child Rights Schools in … Continued

UNICEF statement on attack on Kaaj Educational Center, Kabul, Afghanistan

STATEMENT UNICEF statement on attack on Kaaj Educational Center, Kabul, Afghanistan UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  KABUL/DUBLIN, 30 September 2022 – “UNICEF is appalled by the horrific attack, early this morning, inside the Kaaj Educational Center in the Dasht-e-Barchi district of West Kabul, Afghanistan. This heinous act claimed the lives of dozens of adolescent girls … Continued

Ireland joins unprecedented international response to deepening child malnutrition crisis with over half a billion dollars pledged to tackle severe wasting since July

PRESS RELEASE Ireland joins unprecedented international response to deepening child malnutrition crisis with over half a billion dollars pledged to tackle severe wasting since July Ireland announces pledge of €50 million over three years with at least 60 per cent of international commitments to directly support UNICEF’s work in 15 countries hardest hit by the … Continued

Urgent action needed as famine looms over Somalia – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE  Urgent action needed as famine looms over Somalia – UNICEF This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF Somalia Representative, Wafaa Saeed, to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  GENEVA/MOGADISHU/DUBLIN, 6 September 2022 … Continued

UNICEF delivers life-saving supplies to help children affected by floods in Pakistan

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF delivers life-saving supplies to help children affected by floods in Pakistan UNICEF spokespersons in Pakistan are available for interview  Multimedia materials available here PAKISTAN/DUBLIN, 5 September 2022 – UNICEF today delivered 32 metric tons of life-saving medical and other emergency supplies to support children and women affected by devastating floods across Pakistan. The … Continued

 

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