NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 29 July 2016 – Some 77 million newborns – or 1 in 2 – are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them of the essential nutrients, antibodies and skin-to-skin contact with their mother that protect them from disease and death, UNICEF said.
Breastfeeding gives babies their first vaccine and the healthiest nutrition at the start of life. Placing a newborn on the mother’s breast within the first hour of life is linked to lower risk of death and illness and can lead to successful breastfeeding practices.
NEW YORK, 28 July 2016 – Today unknown assailants attacked a humanitarian convoy that included staff from UNICEF, UNFPA, and IOM. The convoy was traveling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria, returning from delivering desperately needed humanitarian assistance.
© UNICEF/UN018888/Al-Issa 淑珊‧梅寶拉圖（Shushan Mebrahtu）報導 在阿拉伯敘利亞共和國，兒童冒着生命危險參加學校期末考試。看看以下6名兒童的故事。他們為繼續學業，越過衝突前綫，希望為國家建立更美好的未來。 阿拉伯敘利亞共和國大馬士革／香港，2016年7月25日— 如果參加高中考試的唯一方法，是步行13小時，中途更要經過無數由持槍重兵駐守的檢查站，你還會應考嗎？又如果一場永無止境的戰爭，將你12年來為畢業而寒窗苦讀的心血毀於一旦，你會有何感受？ 這都是今天敘利亞兒童面對的殘酷現實。 中3學生哈迪（Hadi）*說：「這段路程的代價太大。」他從阿勒波（Aleppo）農村的家出發，經過13小時危險的旅程，越過衝突前綫，才到達阿勒波市的[...]
© UNICEF/UN025173/Troppoli （只提供英文版本） UNICEF and partners are supporting the national government by raising awareness and providing necessary supplies NEW YORK/PANAMA/QUITO/HONG KONG, 18 July 2016 – Three months after the Ecuador earthquake, the number of Zika Virus cases increased from 92 to 1,106 country-wide, with the sharpest increas[...]
© UNICEF/2016 （只提供英文版本） Attributable to Anju Malhotra, UNICEF Principal Gender Advisor NEW YORK/HONG KONG, 20 July, 2016 – “The reported gang rape of a young Dalit woman in India by the same five men who had raped her three years ago underlines the heinous culture of impunity that surrounds violence against girls and women. “Approximat[...]
© UNICEF/UNI201846/Schermbrucker （只提供英文版本） UN children’s agency to showcase successes, innovations at AIDS Conference DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA/HONG KONG, 18 July 2016 – As the 21st International AIDS Conference gets underway in Durban this week, UNICEF warned that despite remarkable global progress in tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic, much wo[...]
JUBA/ South Sudan Hong Kong, July 13, 2016 – UNICEF and partners are providing urgent life-saving assistance to thousands of people displaced by last weekend’s heavy fighting in Juba.
© UNICEF/UN010264/Ayene （只提供英文版本） In Eastern and Southern Africa alone, 26.5 million children are in need of aid NAIROBI/NEW YORK/HONG KONG, July 8, 2016 – The 2015-2016 El Niño has ended but its devastating impact on children is worsening, as hunger, malnutrition and disease continue to increase following the severe droughts and floods[...]
HONG KONG, 9 July 2016 —Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) organized a launch ceremony for Make A Video today, encouraging secondary students to create videos on the theme of ‘To mom & dad’. A 17-year-old participant plans not only to express condolences to her father in her work, but also to remind people to cherish the pre[...]