Japan’s nuclear crisis sparks panic buying of milk powder in Hong Kong Developing a “Breastfeeding Friendly City” as a long term solution

Hong Kong, 26 March 2011 – Following the Mainland’s melamine-tainted milk powder incidents, the triple disaster in Japan has again triggered a deep concern for food safety in Hong Kong, resulting in the public’s panic bulk buying of Japanese milk powder out of the fear of a possible radioactive contamination. As milk is the unique […]


HKCU ramps up responses for psychosocial support to Japan’s Children Building a true haven for children affected

Hong Kong, 21 March 2011 –The Japan Committee for UNICEF (JCU) has immediately provided targeted assistance, especially to children, on the ground through its network of partners and local partners in the aftermath of Japan’s triple catastrophe. According to JCU, disaster-affected children are in great need of psychosocial care. Child protection and health specialists from […]


Radiation leak in Japan poses threats to water resources UNICEF Young Envoys Club “flashes” to call for a water saving lifestyle

HONG KONG, 21 March 2011 – “You have a choice. It doesn’t mean others do, too!” Water safety has become ever so concerning since the fear of radiation leak loomed over Japan and its neighboring regions following the devastating double catastrophe of earthquake and tsunami. As tomorrow, 22 March, is the United Nations (UN) designated […]

UNICEF launches HK$11 billion appeal in response to most extreme crises

GENEVA/HONG KONG, 7 March 2011 – UNICEF released the Humanitarian Action for Children Report 2011 today, requestingUS$1.4 billion (HK$10.9 billion) in its annual appeal to donors to assist children and women caught in the throes of crises. This year’s appeal highlights 32 countries, such as North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan and so on, and emphasises the […]


Unite for the environment! Swap to interactive E-edition

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To answer the call for environmental protection, the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF has launched its interactive E-edition newsletter Every Child. Besides enjoying reader-friendly features such as animations, videos page flipping, and linkages to web pages, you will also be able to help reduce paper use and contribute to the environment. Subscribe to Every Child […]