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New Zealanders asked to support South Sudan

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 11:14 am | UNICEF

New Zealanders asked to support South Sudan as hunger catastrophe continues Donate at: www.unicef.org.nz/South-Sudan South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, is currently in the midst of a hunger catastrophe with the threat of famine looming on the horizon. ... More >>

UNICEF Deploys Its Largest Emergency Supply Operation Ever

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:42 pm | UNICEF

This August UNICEF shipped 1,000 metric tonnes (MT) of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent crises - the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month. The amount delivered would fill ... More >>

Focus on poverty must be sustained to deliver for children

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:05 pm | UNICEF

In at least the last four election campaigns, advocates for children and families have been working to ensure a strong focus on children in the hope that all parties will develop comprehensive policies to improve the health, education, safety and ... More >>

Reality of Gaza destruction haunts families and children

Friday, 8 August 2014, 2:15 pm | UNICEF

As the three-day ceasefire in Gaza draws to a close, families are struggling to cope with the aftermath of 28 days of violence and destruction that has left an estimated 65,000 people homeless. More >>

GAZA: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:03 am | UNICEF

“Another school in Gaza has come under fire, killing more children in a conflict where such an outrage has become commonplace. “For 23 days, too many children in Gaza have lived with fear and desperation. Water taps have run dry and raw sewage ... More >>

Young people to face MPs in UNICEF NZ Election Debate

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:40 am | UNICEF

The UNICEF New Zealand Youth vs MPs Election Debate takes place today (22 July) at the Beehive Theatrette providing a unique platform for young people to debate issues of importance ahead of the 2014 general election. UNICEF NZ will also be live streaming ... More >>

Impact of violence on children in Gaza and Israel

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 10:58 am | UNICEF

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on impact of violence on children in Gaza and Israel More >>

Potential for cross party agreement on policy for children

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:45 am | UNICEF

Political responses signal potential for cross party agreement on policy for children The responses from political parties to questions raised by documentary maker, Bryan Bruce, released today, show a growing agreement among parties on some key policy ... More >>

Number of Syrian children in need increases by 2 million

Monday, 7 July 2014, 3:13 pm | UNICEF

Number of Syrian children in need increases by 2 million while UNICEF’s funding crisis looms More >>

Whangarei first to register for Child Friendly Cities

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 11:05 am | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ and the Northland Intersectoral Forum (NIF) are pleased to announce that Whangarei is New Zealand’s first city to be registered with the Child Friendly Cities Initiative. More >>

UNICEF Responding to Diarrhoea Outbreaks in Solomon Islands

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 4:14 pm | UNICEF

Following an outbreak of diarrhoea in the Solomon Islands, over one thousand people have reportedly been affected so far and 16 young children have died in the past two weeks. Some of these recent cases have been identified as rotavirus in a few ... More >>

Budget Investments for Children Warmly Welcomed

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 3:40 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ - Budget Investments for Children Warmly Welcomed At first glance, today’s Budget announcement of a $500m support package for families and children is a welcome new investment in our youngest citizens and signals growing political acceptance ... More >>

Budget Needs to Focus on Children and Families

Monday, 12 May 2014, 12:18 pm | UNICEF

The Government’s Budget this Thursday (15 May) must prioritise investment in the youngest children and families living on very low incomes, to help protect the health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable citizens and reduce the impact on our economy ... More >>

Statement on Abduction of Nigerian School Girls: UNICEF

Friday, 9 May 2014, 3:19 pm | UNICEF

The abduction of eight more girls in Nigeria is an outrage and a worsening nightmare for the girls themselves and for the families of the more than 200 girls who have been stolen from their communities in the last several weeks. More >>

Six Months after Typhoon Haiyan: Promising Signs of Recovery

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 9:52 am | UNICEF

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines, signs of recovery have started to emerge. UNICEF has brought children back to school, reached the most vulnerable with life-saving vaccinations and provided one million people with safe ... More >>

UNICEF Responds to Urgent Water and Sanitation Needs

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 4:37 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF is continuing to coordinate its emergency response with partners and the Solomon Islands Government in order to reach the estimated 52,000 people affected by extreme flooding. With water systems still extensively damaged and almost 10,000 people in ... More >>

Solomon Islands Flooding – Up to 49,000 People Affected

Sunday, 6 April 2014, 11:45 am | UNICEF

Solomon Islands Flooding – Up to 49,000 People Affected Donate at: www.unicef.org.nz/solomon-islands As the severe weather begins to subside in Honiara and the Guadalcanal province, the focus is now on the estimated 49,000 people affected by what is considered to ... More >>

Solomon Islands Flooding – Numbers Could Continue to Rise

Saturday, 5 April 2014, 8:37 pm | UNICEF

Solomon Islands Flooding – Numbers Affected Could Continue to Rise Donate at: www.unicef.org.nz/solomon%2Dislands UNICEF NZ is continuing to monitor the ongoing situation in the Solomon Islands as the Government there declares a state of emergency for Honiara City and Guadalcanal ... More >>

Solomon Islands - UNICEF NZ Launches Emergency Appeal

Saturday, 5 April 2014, 1:29 pm | UNICEF

Solomon Islands Flooding - UNICEF NZ Launches Emergency Appeal Donate at: www.unicef.org.nz/solomon-islands UNICEF NZ has launched an emergency appeal to respond to extreme weather conditions in the Solomon Islands. More than 10,000 people have already been affected in Guadalcanal ... More >>

UNICEF calls for support of the children of Syria

Saturday, 15 March 2014, 11:09 am | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ Calls on New Zealanders to Raise Their Voices for the Children of Syria More >>

 

 

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