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New release of children by armed group in Central African Republic brings total to more than 600 since May
28 August 2015An additional 163 children – including 5 girls - have been released by an armed group in the Central African Republic. The children were released by the anti-Balaka militia during a ceremony Friday in the town of Batangafo.
Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination in India to Spare Thousands of Deaths
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced today during the Call to Action 2015 Summit that Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) has been eliminated in India. This landmark achievement will save the lives of countless mothers and their newborns. 27 August 2015
World Tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic Takes Centre Court For Children With Appointment as Unicef’s Newest Goodwill Ambassador
Unicef today announced Novak Djokovic’s appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador. Djokovic, the number one ranked tennis player in the world, has focused on the issues of vulnerable children and their communities through his previous position as a Unicef Serbia Ambassador and his own Novak Djokovic Foundation.26 August 2015
Unicef And WFP Reach Thousands Of People In South Sudan Stranded Without Humanitarian Assistance For Months
Despite intense insecurity in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, Unicef and the World Food Programme (WFP) have managed to get urgently needed food and nutrition assistance to tens of thousands of people who had been cut off from relief agencies for months. 26 August 2015
Severe water shortages compound the misery of millions in war-torn Syria, Unicef says
Amid the unremitting brutality of the war in Syria, and a scorching summer heat wave, there is increasing evidence that parties to the conflict are using water to achieve military and political gains. 25 August 2015
Unicef Supports Children Fleeing Violence and on the Move in Europe
Unicef has established a child-friendly space with a mobile team near Geveglija town, at the border with Greece to provide much needed support to women and children on the move through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 25 August 2015
Persil Launches Initiative To Help 10m Children Access Quality Education
Today Persil launches the Learning for Tomorrow Initiative, its first step in committing to help improve the future of children around the world and support them in reaching their full potential through access to quality education and new learning experiences. 24 August 2015
Statement by Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake on attack on teachers’ office in Yemen
Statement by Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake on attack on teachers’ office in Yemen19 August 2015
Yemen Conflict: Over a thousand child casualties so far – Unicef
An average of eight children are being killed or maimed every day in Yemen as a direct result of the conflict gripping the country, according to a report released by Unicef.19 August 2015
Life-saving HIV treatment for adults and children arrives in Ukraine
The first consignment of vital antiretroviral medications for adults and children living with HIV in conflict-affected zones in eastern Ukraine arrived by air in Ukraine today. Further consignments will follow shortly. 17 August 2015
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