Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on the disruption of immunization and basic health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic
As the pandemic progresses, critical life-saving services, including immunization, will likely be disrupted, especially in Africa, Asia and the Middle East where they are sorely needed.
UNICEF scales up support in 145 countries to keep children learning, as COVID-19 forces majority of schools worldwide to close
As nationwide school closures disrupt the education for more than 80 per cent of students worldwide, UNICEF today announced it will significantly scale up support in all countries to help children continue their learning while keeping schools safe.
UN launches joint global humanitarian response plan to combat COVID-19 pandemic
UNICEF appeals for $651.6 million to help children impacted by global pandemic
COVID-19: More than 95% of children are out of school in Latin America and the Caribbean
In Latin America and the Caribbean, over 154 million children, about 95 per cent of the enrolled, are temporarily out of school due to the COVID-19, UNICEF reported today based on UNESCO data.
COVID-19: Children at heightened risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence amidst intensifying containment measures – UNICEF
Newly released technical guidance aims to help authorities strengthen protection measures for children during pandemic.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on the COVID-19 pandemic
UNICEF is working to help prevent the spread of the virus among communities in the affected countries. We are sharing accurate information on how to keep families safe, providing hygiene and medical kits to schools and health clinics, and mitigating the impact of the outbreak on children’s access to health, education and social services.
Almost 5 million children born into war in Syria, 1 million born as refugees in neighbouring countries – UNICEF
Over 9,000 children killed or injured in the conflict, according to verified data
One year after Cyclone Idai, 2.5 million people in Mozambique remain in need of humanitarian assistance
UNICEF prepares for more frequent and ferocious disasters as a result of the climate crisis
UNICEF Canada advises government on how to protect children during COVID-19 response
Today, UNICEF Canada sent letters to the Premiers of Canada and the federal Minister of Finance Bill Morneau urging them to consider the possible impacts on children and youth and take appropriate steps to protect the right of every child during and after the pandemic of COVID-19.
UNICEF statement on COVID-19 outbreak
UNICEF has been preparing and responding to the epidemic of COVID-19 around the world, knowing that the virus could spread to children and families in any country or community