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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 […]

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UNICEF: Protecting refugee and migrant children must be a priority for EU

Attributable to UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, and Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Response in Europe, Ms. Afshan Khan  GENEVA/HONG KONG, 22 June, 2018 – “Ahead of the European Council’s upcoming meetings on asylum and migration, UNICEF urges all leaders to prioritize the protection of children, regardless of their or their […]

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UNICEF HK WELCOMES THE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT BREASTFEEDING WOMEN FROM DISCRIMINATION

Hong Kong, 22 June 2018 – The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) welcomes the recommendation put forth by the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau on prohibiting discrimination of breastfeeding, and to include expression of milk in the definition of breastfeeding, which was discussed today at the Legislative Council Panel on Constitutional Affairs. UNICEF […]

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Monsoon rains hit Rohingya refugee camps, raising risks for thousands of children

© UNICEF/UN0216988/LeMoyne COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, HONG KONG, 14 June 2018 – Torrential rain and strong winds hit Rohingya refugee camps and makeshift settlements in the past week, threatening the health and safety of thousands of children as the first major storm of the monsoon season arrived in south-eastern Bangladesh. The heavy rain brought flooding and landslides […]

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UNICEF HK LITTLE ARTISTS BIG DREAMS DRAWING COMPETITION 2018 (CHARITY SALES AND DONATION BOXES)

UNICEF HK Little Artists Big Dreams Drawing Competition 2018 (Public Subscription Permit No. 2018/057/1) was held on 18 March 2018. Through charity sales and donation boxes, the event has raised HK$19,516 to support UNICEF’s Cash Transfers for Deprived Children (CCT) Project.   Please click here to download the full audit report conducted by KPMG.  

When text messages save lives

© UNICEF Rwanda/Muellenmeister RUBAVU, Rwanda, HONG KONG – Several years ago, when Asterie Nyirabatware was giving birth to her third child, she was suddenly faced with a terrifying scenario: she was bleeding uncontrollably and she was nowhere near the care of trained doctors and nurses. Like her two previous deliveries, and like many other women […]

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UNICEF HK WELCOMES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMISSION ON CHILDREN TO ADOPT A CHILD CENTRED APPROACH IN POLICY MAKING

Hong Kong, 1 June 2018 – The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) welcomes and supports the government’s official establishment of a Commission on Children (the Commission) which commences operation today. It marks a major step towards bringing child rights to the heart of government’s policy making process in Hong Kong. UNICEF HK expects […]