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First shipment of UNICEF humanitarian aid arrives in Ukraine as conflict escalates

PRESS RELEASE First shipment of UNICEF humanitarian aid arrives in Ukraine as conflict escalates More lifesaving supplies to follow.  UNICEF spokespersons in Ukraine are available for interview   Download multimedia: Materials   DUBLIN/LVIV, Ukraine, 6 March 2022 – The first batch of UNICEF humanitarian supplies has arrived in Lviv, western Ukraine, from UNICEF’s Global Supply and … Continued

UNICEF’s global Executive Director Catherine Russell’s remarks at the Joint Launch of the Humanitarian Flash Appeal and Regional Refugee Response Plan, Ukraine

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF’s global Executive Director Catherine Russell’s remarks at the Joint Launch of the Humanitarian Flash Appeal and Regional Refugee Response Plan, Ukraine As delivered   NEW YORK/DUBLIN, March 1 2022 –  “The situation facing children and families caught up in the escalating conflict in Ukraine grows worse by the minute. “The fighting is moving closer to civilian … Continued

UNICEF Ireland launches emergency Ukraine appeal as escalating conflict poses immediate and growing threat to children

PRESS RELEASE UNICEF Ireland launches emergency Ukraine appeal as escalating conflict poses immediate and growing threat to children As hundreds of thousands of people flee their homes, UNICEF is working across Ukraine to scale up life-saving programmes for children UNICEF spokespeople are available for interview including personnel on the ground in the region  Download multimedia … Continued

UNICEF Ireland warns of deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine as country’s 7.5 million children at immediate threat

PRESS RELEASE  UNICEF Ireland warns of deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine as country’s 7.5 million children at immediate threat Amid intensifying conflict, UNICEF is working across Ukraine to scale up life-saving programmes for children Peter Power, Executive Director, is available for interview DUBLIN, 24 February 2022 –  UNICEF Ireland is deeply concerned about the deteriorating … Continued

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine M. Russell on children in Ukraine

PRESS RELEASE Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine M. Russell on children in Ukraine NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 24 February 2022 – “UNICEF is deeply concerned that intensifying hostilities in Ukraine pose an immediate threat to the lives and wellbeing of the country’s 7.5 million children. Heavy weapons fire along the line of contact has already damaged … Continued

Global COVID-19 vaccine effort ships over one billion doses in first year, but challenges remain – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE Global COVID-19 vaccine effort ships over one billion doses in first year, but challenges remain – UNICEF One year on from first COVAX delivery, people in Ireland thanked for donating over three million dose deliveries through UNICEF Ireland vaccine campaign    UNICEF spokespeople are available for interview Multimedia assets available for download here DUBLIN, … Continued

More than half of parents and pregnant women exposed to aggressive formula milk marketing – WHO, UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE More than half of parents and pregnant women exposed to aggressive formula milk marketing – WHO, UNICEF New report details exploitative practices employed by $55 billion formula industry, compromising child nutrition, violating international commitments Multimedia content available here UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  GENEVA/NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 22 February 2022 – More than half … Continued

UNICEF provides support to all public school teachers in Afghanistan for 2 months

PRESS RELEASE   UNICEF provides support to all public school teachers in Afghanistan for 2 months Emergency support will enable millions of children to continue learning   UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  Download photos and broll from Afghanistan here KABUL/DUBLIN, February 20, 2022 – As part of efforts to ensure all school-age girls and boys in … Continued

Urgent support needed for 1.4 million children likely to suffer from acute malnutrition in Somalia

PRESS RELEASE  Urgent support needed for 1.4 million children likely to suffer from acute malnutrition in Somalia Funding immediately needed to procure nutrition supplies and avert deaths   UNICEF spokespersons in Somalia are available for interview  Photos and videos available for download Mogadishu/Dublin, 15 February 2022: More than 1.4 million children in Somalia, nearly half … Continued