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Syria: Covid-19 pushes war refugees to the limits

Ten years of war in Syria, as seen through Irish eyes Irish aid workers Ettie Higgins and Claire McKeever wrote movingly about their experiences of working amid the Syrian war for UNICEF in TheJournal.ie on the 10 year anniversary of conflict this March. Cobh’s Ettie Higgins (left), Deputy Representative, UNICEF Lebanon, pictured here in 2013 at … Continued

V is for Vaccinated – the beginning of the end

It’s really happening! COVID-19 vaccines are being administered in low and middle-income countries worldwide, with thanks to COVAX, and UNICEF. In recent weeks health workers in Ethiopia, Fiji, Nigeria, Sudan and Philippines were vaccinated against COVID-19 amid quiet celebrations and great relief.  They received their vaccines through COVAX, a global initiative led by UNICEF, WHO, … Continued

Irishman witnesses historic arrival of first COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana

‘For everyone, vaccines mean light at the end of the tunnel’ On February 24th 2021, Irishman Fiachra McAsey witnessed history as Ghana became the first country to receive COVID-19 vaccines under the historic COVAX initiative. Fiachra is UNICEF’s Deputy Representative in Ghana and for him the delivery of 600,000 vaccine doses to the capital city … Continued

He ran the gap for children!

Jack is a brave UNICEF supporter who participated in the #RUNTHEGAP Challenge last year and ran more than a marathon to help the most vulnerable children. Jack is a 23 years old student in Food and Agriculture Management in UCD. After his degree, he hopes to further his studies in Medicine at a graduate level. … Continued

Every Child: 2021 UNICEF Newsletter

2020 – the year children needed you more than ever. In times of crisis children always suffer the most. But throughout 2020, you were there transforming the lives of millions of children. The year was marked by a dramatic increase in humanitarian needs, with the arrival of COVID-19, conflict and humanitarian disaster. Throughout out all … Continued

Review Highlights From 2020

In 2020, the generosity of our supporters has helped us to reach out to the most vulnerable communities like never before. We have been able to bring assistance and services to countries who were already at a disadvantage before the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries with limited healthcare systems that have been ravaged by conflict and a … Continued

#KidsTakeOver for World Children’s Day

Young people to join leaders from politics, sport and entertainment for celebration of children’s rights Ireland’s Taoiseach and top Ministers joined with youth advocates to raise their voices and reimagine post-pandemic world for children in celebration of World Children’s Day 2020. World Children’s Day is a day of action for children, by children, and this … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Polio

Curious to learn more about Polio? Read on to discover how the disease is spread, its symptoms and the importance of immunization in the fight against poliovirus. Polio Disease History Polio has been with us for millennia. Ancient Egyptians created art depicting adults and children walking with canes or limping with withered limbs. Roman Emperor … Continued

He is aiming to raise a million for Yemen

Dublin- October 2020: It all comes from one talented individual. Mick has pledged to raise a million for Yemen. Ireland’s very own West Coast rapper, Mick D is a master lyricist with a natural talent for song writing. He has produced many tracks since his 2016 debut ‘I love Mayo’ landed him on TV3. He … Continued

The Princess and the Pea(nut Paste)

A girl’s journey from severe acute malnutrition to recovery in eight weeks. Aweil, South Sudan – Thursday is not admission day in Gabat nutrition clinic, but Einas knows that her baby girl needs help. She takes a seat on the large plastic-woven mat, laid out in the shade of a gigantic mango tree. Einas is … Continued