World Breastfeeding Week 2018 rallies support for breastfeeding

HONG KONG, 26 July 2018 –The Department of Health, in collaboration with the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association (BFHIHKA), the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) and the Hospital Authority (HA) today (July 26) held an event to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2018 with a view to raising the community’s awareness on breastfeeding […]

A baby in a Balukhali refugee camp health center in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, receives a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) shot to protect her against pneumococcal disease as part of her routine immunization. Rohingya refugees have been included in Bangladesh’s routine immunization program since the beginning of the year. 

UNICEF provides different forms of support to governments in strengthening their immunization systems. Depending on which country the program is in, support can include vaccine procurement, supply-chain strengthening, training, emergency vaccination campaigns and communication.

Record number of children vaccinated in 2017

© UNICEF/UN0218878/Krishan As over 19 million children miss out on vaccinations, UNICEF and WHO call for concerted efforts to reach all children NEW YORK/HONG KONG, 17 July 2018: A record 123 million children were immunized globally in 2017, according to data released today by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The data shows that: 9 […]


Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore on fatal shooting of aid worker in South Sudan

NEW YORK/JUBA/ HONG KONG, 6 July 2018 – “We are deeply saddened to confirm that one aid worker was killed yesterday when a UNICEF convoy came under fire by unknown assailants. “The convoy was carrying education supplies and was traveling on the Juba-Bor road. It was clearly marked ‘UNICEF’. “Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of […]


Building a better future for girls in Afghanistan

©UNICEF/UN0211157/Rezayee Young women at a UNICEF Accelerated Learning Centre in Shahrak e Muhajireen village in Nili district of Daikundi province in Afghanistan. The centre is run by Surayaa Hussaini, who has dedicated space in her house for education for girls and women. In Shahrak e Muhajireen, a mountainous village in Afghanistan’s central highlands, 28-year old […]


What the battle for Hodeidah means for Yemen’s children: 8 things you need to know

©UNICEF/UN0216979/Ayyashi Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. More than 22 million Yemenis – that’s three-quarters of the population – need humanitarian assistance and protection. More than 11 million of them are children. The conflict has made Yemen a living hell for its children. The battle for the Red Sea port city Hodeidah endangers the lives […]