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UNICEF New Zealand Launches Ebola Emergency Appeal

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 11:18 am | UNICEF

As the numbers of infected and related deaths from Ebola continue to rise at an alarming pace, UNICEF New Zealand has today launched an emergency appeal for urgently needed funds in order to stem the spread of the virus. More >>

Thousands of Children Orphaned by Ebola: UNICEF

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:45 am | UNICEF

At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, according to preliminary UNICEF estimates, and many are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear ... More >>

Missions Reach More than 500,000 in South Sudan

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:41 am | UNICEF

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan. More >>

First batch of household protection kits arrives in Liberia

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:11 pm | UNICEF

Kits containing protective gear will equip a network of community-based Ebola care centres nationwide More >>

Child malnutrition emergency in South Sudan

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 11:51 am | UNICEF

Tens of thousands of children under the age of five remain at risk of malnutrition-related death in South Sudan, despite temporary improvements in the food security situation that were released today by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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