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Business leaders call on corporate Ireland to support UNICEF’s global COVID-19 vaccine rollout

PRESS RELEASE Business leaders call on corporate Ireland to support UNICEF’s global COVID-19 vaccine rollout Leading companies, including Aerogen, Avolon, ESB, ICON plc, KPMG Ireland, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP and Zurich Ireland, release Open Letter to mark launch of the UNICEF Corporate Vaccine Alliance   Download Open Letter and multimedia materials DUBLIN, 01 October … Continued

EU Humanitarian Airbridge helps deliver 32 tonnes of UNICEF humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan

PRESS RELEASE EU Humanitarian Airbridge helps deliver 32 tonnes of UNICEF humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan   UNICEF spokespeople are available for interview Kabul, Dublin, 30 September 2021 – The first aircraft carrying UNICEF lifesaving medical supplies arrived today in Kabul through the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) Airbridge. 32 metric tonnes containing … Continued

UNICEF launches emergency appeal amid fears a million children in Afghanistan could die from malnutrition

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF launches emergency appeal amid fears a million children in Afghanistan could die from malnutrition UNICEF estimates 10 million children across Afghanistan need humanitarian assistance to survive Download multimedia content here 19 September 2021, DUBLIN: UNICEF has launched an emergency fundraising appeal for children in Afghanistan. The urgent appeal comes amid fears that … Continued

Haiti earthquake: over half a million children at risk of waterborne diseases – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Haiti earthquake: over half a million children at risk of waterborne diseases – UNICEF UNICEF has spokespersons in Haiti available for interview PORT-AU-PRINCE / DUBLIN / PANAMA CITY, 3 September 2021- About 540,000 children in the southwest of earthquake-stricken Haiti are now facing the possible re-emergence of waterborne diseases, UNICEF warned today. Severe … Continued

One billion children at ‘extremely high risk’ of the impacts of the climate crisis – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE One billion children at ‘extremely high risk’ of the impacts of the climate crisis – UNICEF Nearly half the world’s 2.2 billion children – live in one of the 33 countries classified as “extremely high-risk”, according to UNICEF’s first child-focused climate risk index.   UNICEF has spokespersons available for interview Multimedia assets available … Continued

Over half a million children affected by Haiti earthquake

Over half a million children affected by Haiti earthquake Torrential rains are hampering relief efforts   UNICEF has spokespersons available for interview. Download photos and multimedia here  PORT-AU-PRINCE / PANAMA CITY / DUBLIN, 17 August 2021 – UNICEF estimates that about 1.2 million people, including 540,000 children, have been affected by the powerful earthquake that … Continued

UNICEF signs first COVID-19 vaccine agreement to supply African Union

The agreement will supply up to 220 million single-dose vaccines by 2022 as part of UNICEF’s broader support for the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to help provide vaccines for the 55 AU Member States  NEW YORK, 8 July 2021 – UNICEF has signed an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to supply up to 220 million doses of … Continued

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson launches vaccine campaign in Ireland

UNICEF asks people in Ireland to join ‘Get a Vaccine – Give a Vaccine’ movement in solidarity with those in developing nations, and help end COVID-19 worldwide NOTE: EMBARGOED UNTIL 08.00 GMT Tuesday 15.06.21 *NOTE* Interviews available on request. 15th June 2021 – Today, with the support of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson, UNICEF is … Continued