30 years of child rights: Historic gains and undeniable achievements, but little progress for the world’s poorest children – UNICEF
Urgent action and a recommitment to child rights needed to address age-old and emerging threats
Lack of funding leaves millions of children in conflict and disaster zones at risk – UNICEF
Millions of children living in areas affected by conflict and disaster are at risk because of substantial shortages in funding for lifesaving humanitarian programmes, UNICEF said today.
Water station in northeast Syria out of service, impacting 400,000 people as violence continues
As violence continues today in the town of Ras Al-Ain, the A’llouk water station in the town has now been out of service for more than one week. The station, situated near the fighting, provides water supply for nearly 400,000 people, including many children.
Poor diets damaging children’s health worldwide, warns UNICEF
An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned today in a new report on children, food and nutrition.
UNICEF greatly concerned by latest developments in northeast Syria
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore
Northeast Nigeria: More children cleared of ties with armed groups and released from administrative custody
Twenty-three boys and two girls were released today from Nigerian Army administrative custody after being cleared of suspected ties with armed groups. This brings the number of children released this year to 44.
As the school year starts in Yemen, 2 million children are out of school and another 3.7 million are at risk of dropping out
As the new school year starts amid continuing violence in Yemen, 2 million children are out of school, including almost half a million who dropped out since the conflict escalated in March 2015. The education of another 3.7 million children now hangs in the balance as teachers’ salaries have not been paid in over two years.
UNICEF Canada reclaims Halloween with initiative to empower kids to defend the right to childhood across the globe
For generations of Canadians, collecting coins for UNICEF was as much a part of Halloween as pumpkins and candy, and their first chance to support a charity. After a 13-year absence, UNICEF Canada is back, and with a fully digital fundraising campaign designed for kids today.
Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas Government and UNICEF to bring 10,000 displaced children back to school
With the support of UNICEF, the Government of the Bahamas today begins registering approximately 10,000 students displaced by Hurricane Dorian to enroll them back as soon as possible in safe schools that have not been affected by the natural disaster.
3,758 school backpacks laid at the United Nations show the grave scale of child deaths in conflict in 2018
As children in many parts of the world return to school, UNICEF is calling for greater protection of children living in conflict