Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week
Fewer than half of all newborn babies are breastfed in the first hour of life, leaving them more vulnerable to disease and death
New global alliance launched to end AIDS in children by 2030
The new Global Alliance for Ending AIDS in Children by 2030 was announced by leading figures at the International AIDS Conference taking place in Montreal.
UNICEF delivers life-saving supplies to Odesa in southern Ukraine to help over 50,000 children affected by war
UNICEF has delivered life-saving supplies to Odesa to help an estimated 50,000 children in the war-ravaged districts of southern Ukraine.
New guidelines provide first global policy framework on protecting children on the move in face of climate change
The Guiding Principles for Children on the Move in the Context of Climate Change provides a set of 9 principles that address the unique and layered vulnerabilities of children on the move both internally and across borders as a result of the adverse impacts of climate change.
Lebanon’s water infrastructure struggles on, but remains on the brink - UNICEF
Inadequate supplies of safe water pose a huge risk to infants and young children, who are particularly vulnerable to water- and sanitation-related diseases, one of the leading causes of death for children under age 5.
UNICEF Emergency Director: Immediate scaled up humanitarian response needed to save millions of children in drought stricken Somali region
“In Somali region alone, over 900,000 people have been displaced. Drought not only means lack of water. It means that children are going hungry and thirsty every day"
COVID-19 pandemic fuels largest continued backslide in vaccinations in three decades
WHO and UNICEF sound the alarm as new data shows global vaccination coverage continued to decline in 2021, with 25 million infants missing out on lifesaving vaccines
Valuing young people’s voices – from research to policy
It’s Difficult to Grow Up in an Apocalypse and Life in Colours reports highlight what young people experience, fear, and hope for during and after the pandemic
Global hunger crisis pushing one child into severe malnutrition every minute in 15 crisis-hit countries
Ahead of G7 summit, UNICEF appeals for US$1.2 billion to meet urgent needs of 8 million children at risk of death from severe wasting
Thousands of children at risk after devastating earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan - UNICEF
Statement by UNICEF Afghanistan Representative, Dr. Mohamed Ayoya on earthquake in Paktika and Khost provinces