UNICEF in 2012: The year in review

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Significant achievements for children in a challenging year NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 31 December 2012 – It’s been another challenging year for UNICEF and its partners – responding to a wide range of humanitarian needs under less-than-ideal financial circumstances. But significant gains have been realised, particularly in the fight against disease and child mortality. Strides […]

UNICEF Charity Run 2012 Photo Contest & “3km Family Run – Believe in Zero AIDS” Photo Movement Result Announcement

Thanks for uploading the event photos and sharing the precious moment with us! After voting and selection, below are the winners. “3km Family Run – Believe in Zero AIDS” Photo Movement Winner –  Runner ID: F1792 UNICEF Charity Run Photo Contest Champion – Runner ID:10011 1st Runner-up – Runner ID: 12405 2nd Runner-up – Runner ID: 22226 […]

A ‘winterization’ programme targets Syrian refugees caught in the clutches of brutal weather in Lebanon

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON/ HONG KONG, 21 December 2012 – In Dalhamieh, a small village in the Bekaa Valley, Syrian refugees are streaming into an informal camp, where their makeshift tents multiply daily. As of 19 December, this informal camp had sheltered about 698 refugees, of whom 86 were children under 2 years old. People living […]

UNICEF, WHO condemn attacks on polio ‘heroes’ in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD/ HONG KONG, 19 December, 2012 – UNICEF and WHO join the Government and people of Pakistan in condemning the multiple attacks in the past week. Those killed or injured, many of whom are women, are among hundreds of thousands of heroes who work selflessly to eradicate polio and provide other health services to children […]

WHO and UNICEF condemn attacks on health workers in Pakistan

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GENEVA/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 18 December 2012 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF join the Government of Pakistan and the provinces of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in condemning the multiple attacks that have killed six health workers in the past 24 hours. At least six people working on a polio vaccination campaign […]

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UNICEF appealed for HK$101M in response to urgent needs of clean water supply from 2.2 million children affected by typhoon Bopha in the Philippines

HONG KONG, 12 December 2012 — UNICEF is responding to the urgent needs of 2.2 million children affected by the strong typhoon Bopha which slammed into the South Philippines in early December. The typhoon killed 647 people, over 5.4 million people, including 2.2 million children are affected, and 780 people are still missing. UNICEF appealed […]

100 millionth person receives lifesaving meningitis vaccine Affordable, safe, effective vaccine protecting young people from devastating disease

GENEVA/ HONG KONG, 3 December, 2012 – A revolutionary meningitis vaccine will reach the 100 millionth person this week in a region of Africa that has been plagued by deadly epidemics for more than a century. The milestone will take place in northern Nigeria, part of Africa’s “meningitis belt,”where the country is conducting its second […]