Tag: UNICEF

May 31, 2019

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando ...

Orlando Bloom visited the Mutua resettlement area in Beira, currently home to around 1,500 people affected by the cyclones, nearly half of whom are children. Bloom danced and sang with young children and spoke to them about their hopes and dreams for the future

April 14, 2019

Who Runs the World? TechnoGirls

Women are woefully underrepresented in technology, science, engineering and mathematics jobs in South Africa. But for the last decade, a homegrown, UNICEF-supported program has worked to bring 11,000 lower-income high school girls into these industries

April 11, 2019

Mobile Clinics Deployed in Malawi f...

In Malawi, the cyclone’s floodwaters swamped medical facilities, forcing people to either walk long distances for healthcare or go without. The United Nations Children’s Fund has deployed mobile clinics to evacuation camps to meet those medical needs

April 5, 2019

UN: Climate Change in Bangladesh Co...

The U.N. Children’s Fund says climate change in Bangladesh is threatening the lives and futures of 19 million children or one-third of all children under age 18 in the country

March 26, 2019

UN Officials: 13 Million in Congo N...

2 million people were newly displaced last year; 7.3 million children are out of school; 300,000 children die each year before their fifth birthday; 3 in 10 women are reported to be victims of sexual violence; and in January alone there were 7,000 cases of measles and 3,500 cases of cholera

March 24, 2019

Nearly Half of Cyclone Idai’s Vic...

The U.N. children’s fund reports the situation for hundreds of thousands of children caught up in this monumental storm is particularly dire. It says many do not have adequate shelter and are in urgent need of food and safe drinking water

March 1, 2019

Millions in Nigeria Lack Access to ...

A survey conducted by Nigeria’s Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF shows millions of households in Nigeria do not have access to clean water sources. While the supply of clean water in Nigeria has improved recently, 3 in 10 people still lack access.

February 26, 2019

UNICEF Appeals for Fund to Help Yem...

Even after a ceasefire agreement was signed between the Yemeni warring parties in Stockholm on 13 December 2018, every day in Yemen eight children have been killed or injured. Most of the children killed were playing outdoors with their friends or were on their way to or from school

January 31, 2019

UNICEF Supports Efforts to End Dete...

At the Tapachula migration station, which holds close to 1,000 men, women and children, Escudero spoke with mothers and young women kept at the station while their asylum claims or deportation orders are processed

January 21, 2019

UNICEF Appeals to EU For the Prote...

It is estimated that 23,000 refugee and migrant children arrived by sea to Greece, Italy and Spain in 2018, the vast majority fleeing conflict, extreme poverty and persecution

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