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Nearly 50 million children at risk as conflict and disaster engulf 48 countries

As the intensity of violence decreases, children head back to school with UNICEF support.

Following intense fighting over the last two days around the town of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, more than 17,000 people – including 2,500 children – are facing freezing weather without any heating, electricity or water.

Child rights impact assessment is a systematic process to assess the potential impacts of decisions on children and their rights and promote policy coherence.

Today, UNICEF Canada announced the appointment of Linton Carter as its new Chief Development Officer, effective February 6, 2017.

Four-year-old Nyajime Guet was too weak to sit up on her own. Severely malnourished and near death in a medical clinic in Juba, South Sudan, she lay silently cradled in her father’s arms.

A powerful new UNICEF film presenting the parallel stories of a young Syrian refugee and a World War II child refugee was released today as a stark illustration of the challenges that refugee children continue to face.

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

Thousands of children have been forced out of school in eastern Ukraine due to last week’s surge in fighting. At least five schools and two kindergartens have been damaged by heavy shelling and 11 other schools have had to close, according to humanitarian organisations supporting the emergency education response in Ukraine.

As children’s access to the Internet increases, efforts to better protect them from perils online must keep pace. Today is Safer Internet Day, a day to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and raise awareness of emerging online issues.

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