Tag: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

May 24, 2019

UNICEF: Malnourished Children in Af...

Recent nutrition surveys across Afghanistan find 22 out of 34 provinces are above the emergency threshold of acute malnutrition. Last year, UNICEF provided life-saving assistance to nearly half of the country’s most nutritionally deprived children. It is aiming to reach 60 percent, or 375,000, of those children this year

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

UNICEF: Uprooted Venezuelan Childre...

UNICEF said its regional humanitarian partners – Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago – estimate as many as 4.9 million people — adults and children — will need assistance this year because of the political and economic upheavals in Venezuela that are forcing the country’s citizens to flee

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 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

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 1, 2019

New Born Babies in New Year

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and UNICEF said it would be commemorating the occasion with worldwide events throughout the year

December 31, 2018

Nigeria Targets 26 Million People i...

Nigeria’s campaign to vaccinate more people against yellow fever appears to be making headway. The government is partnering with the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF to immunize more than 26 million people

December 28, 2018

Children in Conflict

The futures of millions of children living in countries affected by armed conflict are at risk, as warring parties continue to commit grave violations against children, and world leaders fail to hold perpetrators accountable – UNICEF said

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