Cold threatens some 700,000 children in eastern Ukraine this winter

GENEVA/KYIV, 16 November 2015 – The lives of some 700,000 children and the wider population are at risk if repairs to the water network in Ukraine’s conflict-affected regions are not urgently made, warns UNICEF. Central heating systems in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts rely on water, but conflict related damage to pipelines and infrastructure, … Continued

UNICEF and WHO ready to support immediate polio vaccination campaign in Ukraine

UN agencies concerned further delay puts 1.8 million children’s lives at risk   KYIV/COPENHAGEN/GENEVA, 9 October 2015 – Six weeks after the polio outbreak in Ukraine, UNICEF and WHO have stepped up calls for an immediate first round of nationwide polio vaccination. Ukraine’s Ministry of Health confirmed two cases of polio on 1 September. They were … Continued