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Two million refugee children flee war in Ukraine in search of safety across borders

PRESS RELEASE Two million refugee children flee war in Ukraine in search of safety across borders With an additional 2.5 million children displaced within country, 60 per cent of children now forced from their homes as attacks on urban areas continue   UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview Download multimedia materials NEW YORK/GENEVA/KYIV/DUBLIN, … Continued

More than half of Ukraine’s children displaced after one month of war – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE More than half of Ukraine’s children displaced after one month of war – UNICEF Ongoing violence across the country has created a child rights crisis that could last for generations UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview  Download multimedia materials NEW YORK/GENEVA/KYIV/DUBLIN, 24 March 2022 – One month of war in Ukraine has … Continued

UNICEF Ireland deeply concerned at reported Taliban decision to extend ban on girls returning to secondary education in Afghanistan

STATEMENT UNICEF Ireland deeply concerned at reported Taliban decision to extend ban on girls returning to secondary education in Afghanistan Statement can be attributed to UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power Download photos and b-roll from Afghanistan here DUBLIN, 23 March 2022: “UNICEF Ireland is deeply concerned at the reported Taliban decision to extend the ban on … Continued

Children fleeing war in Ukraine at heightened risk of trafficking and exploitation

PRESS RELEASE Children fleeing war in Ukraine at heightened risk of trafficking and exploitation UNICEF calls for strengthened measures to protect children crossing from Ukraine into neighbouring countries UNICEF spokespeople in Ukraine are available for interview Download multimedia materials  Download UNICEF child protection guidance on trafficking prevention GENEVA / NEW YORK / DUBLIN, 19 March 2022– Children fleeing … Continued

UNICEF sends additional life-saving supplies for Ukraine response

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF sends additional life-saving supplies for Ukraine response UNICEF spokespeople in Ukraine are available for interview Download multimedia materials NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 18 March 2022 – As of 17 March 2022, UNICEF has dispatched 85 trucks carrying 858 tons of emergency supplies to support children and families in war-torn Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Out of … Continued

Stop attacks on health care in Ukraine – Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, and WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 

PRESS RELEASE Stop attacks on health care in Ukraine  Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, and WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus   UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview    Download multimedia: Materials   NEW YORK/GENEVA/DUBLIN, 13 March 2022 – “Today, we call for an immediate cessation … Continued

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on reported attack against maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine

STATEMENT   Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on reported attack against maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine   UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview    Download multimedia: Materials     NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 9 March 2022 – “I am horrified by the reported attack today on a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine – … Continued

Blue Dot Reception Centres Open on Ukrainian Border

PRESS RELEASE  UNICEF establishes first Blue Dot reception centres on Ukrainian border to help women and children fleeing the conflict  Irish corporate sector strongly supporting UNICEF reception centres for children and their families fleeing Ukraine UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview  Videos and photographs of the blue dot reception centres are available here … Continued

Briefing to the UN Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell

REMARKS   Briefing to the UN Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine   by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell   UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview    Download multimedia: Materials   NEW YORK/DUBLIN,  7 March 2022 “Excellencies and colleagues, I would like to express my appreciation to Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador … Continued