B-1048 Brussels cc. Permanent Representative of Luxembourg, Ambassador Christian Braun cc. Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Luxembourg, Mr. Pascal Schumacher cc. All Permanent Representatives to the European Union cc. Secretary General of the Council, Jeppe Tanholm-Mikkelsen cc. President of the European Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker cc. First Vice-President of the European Commission, Mr. Frans Timmermans cc. […]
Lalitpur, Nepal/HONG KONG, 29 October 2015 – It is an absolute joy for Samjhana Lamichhane to see her four-year-old niece Akriti Banskota run.
Akriti, who was born with low birth weight, had been sick her entire life. She lives with her aunt’s family in Chapagaun village of Lalitpur, one of the 14 most earthquake affected districts in Nepal and which lies in the southern belt of the Kathmandu Valley. Akriti’s parents have migrated abroad for work.
KABUL, Afghanistan/ ISLAMABAD, Pakistan/ HONG KONG , 27 October 2015– Children in earthquake-hit areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan are facing further deadly threats as extreme conditions and insecurity cut off communities from aid – warns UNICEF. Around 200 people died, including 12 school girls, and around 1,000 were injured after the 7.5 magnitude tremor – […]
NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 27 October 2015– “The health facility reportedly attacked today in Saada, Yemen, is the 39th health centre hit since the violence escalated in March. Critical shortages of fuel, medications, electricity, petrol and water threaten to stop many more from operating.
By Kate Rose and Abdullah Modhesh Training for teachers in psychosocial support is enabling them to better meet the needs of children in Yemen, as conflict has kept nearly 2 million out of school. SANA’A, Yemen/ HONG KONG, 27 October 2015 – “It’s miserable when your home is beside a target,” says Tahani, an English […]
By Samoeurn Un and Arnaud Laillou © UNICEF Cambodia/2015/Arnaud Laillou Students of an NGO-run preschool testing different food supplements. In Cambodia, many children aged between 6 months and 2 years do not receive the right foods to ensure they grow up healthy and strong. A recent survey showed that only one in five babies aged […]
© UNICEF/PAKA2012-00310/Zaidi A young boy in Baluchistan province, Pakistan is vaccinated against polio. NEW YORK/GENEVA/ HONG KONG, 23 October 2015 – Never before in the history of polio have so few children in so few countries contracted the crippling virus – but we cannot rest until the number of cases is zero, UNICEF said on […]
© UNICEF Philippines/2015/Jeoffrey Maitem – Stranded motorists in the aftermath of typhoon Koppu that hit Palayan city, Nueva Ecija province. The slow moving Typhoon Koppu/Lando has brought torrential rain and strong winds, causing floods, flying debris, power outages, downed communication lines, and damaged roads and bridges. HONG KONG, 20 October 2015—UNICEF is on high alert […]
© UNICEF Philippines/2015/Jeoffrey Maitem Stranded motorists in the aftermath of typhoon Koppu that hit Palayan city, Nueva Ecija province. The slow moving Typhoon Koppu/Lando has brought torrential rain and strong winds, causing floods, flying debris, power outages, downed communication lines, and damaged roads and bridges. Manila/HONG KONG, 19 October 2015 — UN children’s agency UNICEF […]
By Christopher Tidey and Ashley Gilbertson Nearly hidden among the thousands of people arriving every day in Europe in search of safety and a better life, children travelling without their parents or other adults form a special group – unaccompanied minors – made up of individuals each with a unique story and the need for […]