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Over 740 children born in the Pacific islands on New Years

Wednesday, 2 January 2019, 12:00 pm | UNICEF

An estimated 740 babies will be born in the Pacific islands on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today, with one of the first babies in the world born at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva, Fiji, between 12 – 12.01am to proud mother Losena ... More >>

Child in Vanuatu given world’s first drone-delivered vaccine

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:45 am | UNICEF

On a remote island of the South Pacific country of Vanuatu, one-month-old Joy Nowai became the world’s first child to be given a vaccine delivered commercially by drone. More >>

Millie Bobby Brown named UNICEF’s youngest ever ambassador

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 1:11 pm | UNICEF

Emmy-nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown has been announced as UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador. The appointment – marked on World Children’s Day at United Nations Headquarters and the Empire State Building in New York – makes the 14-year-old ... More >>

Rugby looms large as NZ kicks off World Children's Day

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:56 am | UNICEF

New Zealand kicked off the global celebrations for World Children’s Day in true kiwi fashion, with New Zealand’s world champion rugby teams and Auckland’s Eden Park getting in on the action to help give voice to children around the world. The ... More >>

Aid starting to flow in Indonesia as access improves

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:25 am | UNICEF

October 5, 2018: One week after the Indonesian region of Sulawesi was devastated by disaster, the delivery of aid is ramping up, but the enormous need is becoming more apparent with each new day, according to UNICEF. More >>

As Indonesian death toll mounts, concern for children grows

Monday, 1 October 2018, 4:06 pm | UNICEF

October 1, 2018: As the death toll from Friday’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia continues to rise, UNICEF NZ has launched an urgent fundraising appeal to ensure the ongoing safety and well-being of children on the affected island ... More >>

UNICEF and SPC partner to improve data for children

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:07 am | UNICEF

UNICEF and SPC partner to improve data for children, women and people with disabilities across the Pacific islands SUVA, 28 August 2018 – Today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Pacific Community (SPC) announced a new partnership to support ... More >>

UNICEF warns of ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya youth

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 12:45 pm | UNICEF

The refugee crisis in Bangladesh created by the mass exodus of people from Myanmar almost a year ago risks creating a “lost generation” of Rohingya children who lack the life skills they will need in future, the United Nations Children’s Fund ... More >>

Migrant children should not be separated from families

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 9:37 am | UNICEF

Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on situation of migrant children and families in the U.S. More >>

Monsoon rains hit Rohingya refugee camps

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:03 am | UNICEF

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 15 June 2018 – Torrential rain and strong winds hit Rohingya refugee camps and makeshift settlements in the past week, causing the first fatalities of the monsoon season and threatening the health and safety of tens of ... More >>

UNICEF calls for the gift of support this Mother’s Day

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 3:38 pm | UNICEF

Kiwi babies enjoy some of the highest initial breastfeeding rates in the world, but much more support is needed to ensure those breastfeeding rates continue, according to new analysis by UNICEF. More >>

Reaching every child in the Pacific with vaccines vital

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 11:11 am | UNICEF

25 April 2018, Suva - Vaccines keep children alive and healthy by protecting them against disease. Yet in 2016, an estimated 1.4 million children under five died globally from vaccine-preventable diseases, including 1,700 children under five in the Pacific. More >>

UNICEF and NZ partnership on Pacific children’s health

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:39 am | UNICEF

UNICEF and New Zealand government sign NZ$7 million partnership to improve children’s health in the Pacific More >>

NZ PM to students in Tonga: With a good education...

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 7:53 pm | UNICEF

NZ Prime Minister to students in Tonga: With a good education, anything is possible. TONGA, 8 March, 2018: About 200 primary school students sitting under their UNICEF tents and shelters cheered and clapped as the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ms Jacinda ... More >>

Poor data collection in the Pacific leaves children at risk

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 8:44 pm | UNICEF

SUVA, 07 March 2018 – UNICEF’s first assessment of achievements toward the Sustainable Development Goals for children in several Pacific Island countries reveals an alarming lack of data to measure progress in these countries. More >>

NZ perfectly poised to save the lives of Pacific babies

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:42 am | UNICEF

Babies from the best places to be born up to 50 times less likely to die in the first month of life. More >>

UNICEF on standby to support as Cyclone Gita intensifies

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 7:55 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF on standby to support governments of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji as Cyclone Gita intensifies More >>

UNICEF ready to support governments as Gita intensifies

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 5:30 pm | UNICEF

SUVA, 13 February 2018 – As Tropical Cyclone Gita intensifies, the strongest storm to ever hit Tonga, and heads towards Fiji, UNICEF offers its support to the affected Pacific island countries of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. More >>

UNICEF Clipper Race crew at Climate Action Forum

Saturday, 20 January 2018, 12:24 pm | UNICEF

SUVA, 19 January 2018 – Children from as far as Lautoka, Labasa and Tailevu in Fiji participated in a Climate Action Forum today with the UNICEF Clipper Yacht Race crew, which has sailed from the United Kingdom to Australia to bring attention to ... More >>

Fiji welcomes 2018’s first baby

Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 11:11 am | UNICEF

Fiji welcomes 2018’s first baby 2018’s first baby – a girl – was born at 1.44 am on New Year’s Day in Suva, the island capital of Fiji, a country in the Pacific. Joana Sovocala, in her late 30’s, gave birth to her seventh child at Suva’s ... More >>



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