Press Releases

  • Hitting rock bottom: children's suffering in syria at its worst

    DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 13 March 2017 – Grave violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016, said UNICEF in a grim assessment of the conflict’s impact on children, as the war reaches six years.   Verified...

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  • Unicef statement on child refugees

    NEW YORK, 30 January 2017 – “The needs of refugees have never been greater. Worldwide 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror. They need our help.    “UNICEF is...

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  • Unicef seeks $3.3 billion emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in...

    Malnutrition poses “silent threat” to children, agency’s 2017 appeal says   NEW YORK/GENEVA, 31 January 2017 – 48 million children living through some of the world’s worst conflicts and other humanitarian...

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  • Unicef launches interactive glimpse into syrian children’s struggle for education

      #ImagineaSchool video and photos are released as discussions on humanitarian aid for Syria start today   BEIRUT, 23 January 2017 – A new interactive documentary providing an intimate look into the lives of Syrian school-aged...

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  • Young refugee and migrant children at risk as extreme cold weather grips much of europe

    Young refugee and migrant children at risk as extreme cold weather grips much of Europe – UNICEF   Backlogs and brutal weather compound hardships facing stranded children     NEW YORK, 20 January, 2017 – With no sign...

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  • Joint statement on syria

    JOINT STATEMENT ON SYRIA WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien WHO Director-General General Margaret...

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  • Statement by anthony lake, unicef executive director, on children trapped in aleppo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   NEW YORK, 16 December 2016 – “More than 2,700 children have been evacuated from east Aleppo in the past 24 hours, including some who were sick, wounded or without their...

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  • Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries

    The new figure is a stark reminder of why UNICEF was established, as the organization marks 70 years of work for the most vulnerable children   NEW YORK, 9 December 2016 – An estimated 535 million children – nearly one in four...

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  • New film featuring unicef goodwill ambassador david beckham highlights urgent need to end...

    NEW YORK, 5 December 2016 – A powerful new film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham was released today to illustrate the brutal reality that physical and psychological abuse can mark children forever. During the new...

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  • Half a million children live under siege in syria

    UNICEF calls for lifting sieges and allowing humanitarian access   NEW YORK/AMMAN/DAMASCUS, 27 November 2016 – As violence continues to escalate across Syria, the number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year...

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  • Unicef executive director anthony lake statement on universal children’s day: protect...

    NEW YORK, 20 November 2016 – “Universal Children’s Day is more than a day to celebrate children everywhere.  It is an annual opportunity to recommit ourselves to protecting the rights of every child. ...

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  • Unicef armenia appoints manchester united player and armenia national team captain as...

    YEREVAN (November 9, 2016) – UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Armenia today announced the appointment of the newest National Goodwill Ambassador, Manchester United player and Armenia National Team captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who will...

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