Press Releases

  • Governments must invest in immunizing the most vulnerable children and addressing...

      Statement by UNICEF’s Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Afshan Khan for World Immunization Week GENEVA, 25 April, 2017 - “UNICEF is urging governments in Europe and Central Asia to invest in health systems that...

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  • Statement by unicef executive director anthony lake on reports of chemical weapons...

    April 5, 2017 - “The images of children choking and dying in the streets of Idlib, Syria, following alleged chemical weapons attacks, are as horrific as they are heartbreaking.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their...

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  • Time is running out for children as famine, drought and war threaten millions

    UNICEF says children can’t wait, with urgent request for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen   NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 28 March 2017 – More than a month...

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  • Unicef and justice academy partner to improve children’s access to justice

    Yerevan, March 28, 2017: UNICEF Representative Tanja Radocaj and Justice Academy Rector Sergey Arakelyan signed a memorandum of understanding today whereby the two institutions joined hands to promote the protection of child rights and improve...

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  • 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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