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Aer Lingus – Champion for children

Aer Lingus Cabin Crew Mozambique Field Visit Recently Aer Lingus Cabin Crew  spent time in Mozambique to see UNICEF at work. Download the full PDF documenting each day of the visit, by simply clicking on the graphic below or clicking here (file size is 3mb) Aer Lingus – Champion for Children Aer Lingus and UNICEF … Continued

UNICEF and partners respond as floods displace tens of thousands in Namibia

ONDANGWA, Namibia, 13 April 2011 – A few sunny days offer some respite for citizens reeling from the impact of the worst floods in northern and central Namibia since 2008, and its heaviest recorded rains. Report by Suzanne Beukes. UNICEF’s Suzanne Beukes reports on the devastating floods in northern Namibia and efforts by UNICEF and … Continued

UNICEF delivers supplies in Cote d’Ivoire capital Abidjan

UNICEF has been able to deliver supplies in the embattled capital city of Cote D’Ivoire for the first time in weeks. The supplies included medicine, nutritional supplements, soap and blankets. The agency is also preparing for its first airlift since the fighting begun as 32 metric tons of humanitarian supplies are due to land in … Continued

UNICEF calls for an immediate end to the siege of Misrata

UNICEF called today for an immediate end to the siege of Misrata, warning that tens of thousands of children were at risk in the conflict-ridden city. UNICEF said that intensified fighting and indiscriminate shelling has led to an increased number of children being killed in Misrata, with many others lacking food and safe water, and … Continued

Worsening violence in Cote d’Ivoire and its alarming impact on children.

UNICEF continues to be gravely concerned by the ongoing violence in Cote d’Ivoire and its alarming impact on children. Thousands of civilians remain stranded in their homes in Abidjan with limited or no access to food and water, and UNICEF is receiving reports of wounded people, including children, brought in for medical treatment in IDP … Continued

UNICEF sets up child-friendly spaces in quake-affected areas of Japan

The children’s eyes sparkled with excitement when the Japan Committee for UNICEF staff opened a box of early childhood development kits to reveal colourful toys and dolls at a shelter in earthquake-hit north-eastern Japan. Report by Mihoko Nakagawa The difference is remarkable. “These children had been hiding themselves from head to toe with a blanket … Continued

UNICEF has mobilized staff and relief supplies in both Tunisia and Egypt

By 27 March 2011, an estimated 190,711 people had crossed the border into Tunisia to escape conflict in Libya. The conflict – which intensified with the launch of air strikes by an international coalition on 19 March – has also prompted 154,140 people to cross from Libya into Egypt, creating emergency conditions in all three … Continued

Landmine clearance saves lives and protects livelihoods in over 40 countries

World marks international mine awareness day and calls for action Achievements have been made but landmines and explosive remnants of war continue to kill or injure thousands of people a year, United Nations officials say in observance of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. With high level interest in the … Continued