Joint open letter to the European Council Time to act to ensure children’s rights in the EU’s migration policy: 10 action points

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. […]

Akriti Banskota, 4, runs happily with her new found energy in Chapagaun village of Lalitpur, one of the 14 most earthquake affected districts in Nepal. Following the earthquake, a UNICEF-supported nutrition program identified Akriti as being severely malnourished and provided Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), a peanut-based paste mixed with dried skimmed milk, vitamins and minerals, to improve her nutrition status.

Running With Joy

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.

In this picture shows residents cross flooded village in the aftermath of typhoon Koppu that hit Palayan city, Nueva Ecija province, Monday, October 19, 2015. Typhoon Koppu smashed in the Northern Philippines causing widespread damages to properties and crops as well displacing thousands of people.

UNICEF is on high alert after Typhoon Koppu (Local name Lando) made landfall in the Philippines on Sunday morning. The slow moving typhoon has brought torrential rain and strong winds, causing floods, landslides, flying debris, power outages, downed communication lines, and damaged roads and bridges. According to today’s Government reports, 55,554 persons have been evacuated. More than 12,125 families are now staying in 136 evacuation centers; 104,299 people have been displaced. UNICEF appeals for $2.8M for replenishment of supplies. Typhoon Koppu is the 12th tropical cyclone to enter the Philippines this year. The country typically experiences over 20 typhoons a year. This year is predicted to bring more intense typhoons in the latter part as a result of the El Niño phenomenon. Currently, there is another Typhoon, named Champi, looming on the Philippines.

Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF launched donation appeal for children in unreached areas affected by Typhoon Koppu/Lando

© 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 concerned about children in unreached areas affected by Typhoon Koppu/Lando UNICEF appeals for HK$21.8 million (US$2.8 million) for replenishment of supplies

© 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 […]

Caught in Europe’s refugee crisis, children caring for themselves and each other

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 […]