Press Releases

Publication date: 08/19/14
The loss of these heroes is a loss to the entire humanitarian community – and the world. On World Humanitarian Day, we mourn their deaths and mark their sacrifice. But we must do more than pay tribute to our colleagues and friends. We must demand protection wherever possible for those who protect the lives of others, and for those most in need of that protection: children.
Publication date: 08/12/14
An unprecedented projected increase in Africa’s child population size provides policymakers with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to craft a child-focused investment strategy that enables the continent, and the world, to reap the benefits of Africa’s demographic transition, UNICEF said in a report issued today.
Publication date: 08/07/14
As the three-day ceasefire in Gaza draws to a close, families are struggling to cope with the aftermath of 28 days of violence and destruction that has left an estimated 65,000 people homeless.
Publication date: 07/30/14
“For the sake of children, all sides to this conflict must come to their senses, permit humanitarian workers to aid those in need, and agree to end these attacks. Now, before more innocent lives are lost – including the most innocent of all, the very young.” “For the sake of children, all sides to this conflict must come to their senses, permit humanitarian workers to aid those in need, and agree to end these attacks. Now, before more innocent lives are lost – including the most innocent of all, the very young.”
Publication date: 07/28/14
The Executive Directors of UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action, as they met severely malnourished children and their mothers affected by the conflict in the world's newest country.