UNICEF Advocate Ishmael Beah helps give a voice to young people affected by the conflict in Syria

© Sebastian Rich “Young people who survive war have an amazing ability to persevere and become champions of peace” Ishmael Beah (centre) in Zaatari April 2017 AMMAN/ HONG KONG, 27 April 2017 – Ishmael Beah, author, former child soldier and UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War, wrapped up a three-day visit to Jordan today […]


UNICEF reaches almost half of the world’s children with life-saving vaccines

© UNICEF/UN058144/Vishwanathan April 05, 2017. An ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife) administers polio drops and vaccination to pregnant women and children in Chandmari Juggi , Vijaynagar District Despite progress, millions of children still miss out on life-saving immunization NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 26 April 2017 – UNICEF procured 2.5 billion doses of vaccines to children in […]


Building peace on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border

© UNICEF Kyrgyzstan/2017/Sven G. Simonsen Young people from Kulundu’s youth center, established by UNICEF. Tairbek Abdilashim uulu (front right) set up a small business with the centre’s help and has created new ties with Tajikistan. The youth center has been embraced by the local community: “Now everybody is working with us,” says Nurali Paiziev (front […]

In drought-hit Somalia, children also face potentially deadly measles threat

© UNICEF/UN060761/Mohamed Hersi On 24 April 2017, a mother gives her child a deworming tablet mixed with water at Beerta Muuri camp in Baidoa during the measles vaccination campaign launch. UNICEF and partners conduct lifesaving vaccination campaign BAIDOA, Somalia/ HONG KONG, 25 April 2017 – Almost 30,000 young children, many of them displaced by a […]


25 million children out of school in conflict zones

© UNICEF/UN060284/Sokhin April 18, 2017 (centre) Syrian refugee and education activist Muzoon Almellehan speaks with [NAME CHANGED] Hassima, 16, a Nigerian refugee who escaped Boko Haram captivity. Syrian education activist and refugee Muzoon sees impact of conflict on education during trip to Chad N’JDAMENA, Chad/DAKAR/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, 24 April 2017 – More than […]


More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

© UNICEF/UN019996/Gilbertson VII Photo NEW YORK / GENEVA/ HONG KONG, 21 April 2017 – According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year. Yet the true number of child casualties is almost certainly higher given that many children on the move […]