Press Releases

Publication date: 09/18/14
An ambitious public information campaign aiming to reach every household in Sierra Leone with life-saving messages on Ebola will take place 19-21 September in a bid to reduce the spread of the disease with the help of community members. UNICEF has provided the Government-led campaign with technical and financial support, including information materials.
Publication date: 09/18/14
UNICEF and WHO have been shocked and saddened to learn of the deaths of at least 15 young children in Idlib, Syria. The deaths of the children occurred in areas where a measles immunization campaign had been under way. Establishing the precise cause of the children’s deaths is vital.
Publication date: 09/16/14
UNICEF said today it needs more than $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.
Publication date: 09/16/14
Child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, during which time the number of annual under-five deaths has been slashed in half from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, according to Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed progress report released today by UNICEF.
Publication date: 09/12/14
As efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola virus intensify, UNICEF warns of its far-reaching impact on children. In Liberia, Ebola has severely disrupted health services for children, caused schools to close and left thousands of children without a parent. Children are dying from measles and other vaccine preventable diseases and pregnant women have few places to deliver their babies safely.