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27 million people lack safe water

Monday, 3 April 2017, 12:46 pm | UNICEF

NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 29 March 2017 – Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF ... More >>

UNICEF and partners assist in South Sudan

Monday, 3 April 2017, 12:43 pm | UNICEF

GENEVA/JUBA, South Sudan, 28 March 2017 – One month since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, UNICEF - together with the World Food Programme and other partners - has delivered life-saving assistance to 145,000 people, including 33,000 ... More >>

Famine, drought and war threaten millions

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 1:11 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF says children can’t wait, with urgent request for nearly USD 255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen More >>

Children's suffering in Syria at its worst

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 1:31 pm | UNICEF

DAMASCUS/AMMAN, 13 March 2017 – Grave violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016, said UNICEF in a grim assessment of the conflict’s impact on children, as the war reaches six years. More >>

UN calls for NZ to build an action plan for all children

Saturday, 8 October 2016, 1:20 pm | UNICEF

New Zealand's approach to child rights has come under the scrutiny of the UN with recommendations released today calling for a comprehensive plan to help all children achieve their rights. More >>

Attack on humanitarian convoy in Aleppo

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:14 am | UNICEF

NEW YORK, 20 September 2016 – “All those with a conscience must condemn the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Aleppo that killed and injured humanitarian workers. More >>

UN to examine New Zealand’s approach to child rights

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 11:48 am | UNICEF

Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley leads a New Zealand delegation to Geneva this week to report on the nation’s children and whether their rights are being upheld. More >>

Families now spend half their incomes on housing

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 1:40 pm | UNICEF

Fifty per cent of renters receiving the accommodation supplement are now spending more than half of their income on housing costs, according to Ministry of Social Development data released today. More >>

Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s children

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 1:06 pm | UNICEF

Download a PDF of the report and multimedia content at: http://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFFS4KH More >>

New figures on growing inequality among children

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:59 pm | UNICEF

A UNICEF report released today presents new evidence on how inequality is affecting children in high income countries. Innocenti's Report Card 13, Fairness for Children: A league table of inequality in child well-being in rich countries, ranks 41 EU and ... More >>

UNICEF NZ welcomes child-centred CYFs Review

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 1:35 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund) Media Release 7 April 2016 UNICEF NZ welcomes child-centred CYFs Review More >>

New cyclone threatens children and families in Fiji

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 11:41 am | UNICEF

Only weeks after Category 5 Cyclone Winston ripped through the country, Fiji is once again facing extreme weather conditions due to the presence of three tropical disturbances, one of which has formed into rapidly intensifying Cyclone Zena. More >>

Over 40% of Fiji’s children affected by Cyclone Winston

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 11:11 am | UNICEF

More than a week has passed since Tropical Cyclone Winston ripped through Fiji, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. The latest data indicates that an estimated 347,000 people (40% of the country’s total population), including 120,000 children, are ... More >>

Evacuation centres following Cyclone Winston in Fiji

Monday, 29 February 2016, 3:34 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF: Up to 7.2% (62,400) of Fiji's population estimated to be in evacuation centres following Cyclone Winston Donate: www.unicef.org.nz/fiji or text FIJI to 2923 to make a $3 donation More than a week has passed since Tropical Cyclone Winston ripped ... More >>

UNICEF Pacific urgently responding to Government appeal

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 3:02 pm | UNICEF

SUVA, 23 February 2016 – Less than 36 hours after Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji, UNICEF Pacific has begun assisting those most affected, in partnership with the Government of Fiji. UNICEF today began to distribute pre-positioned emergency supplies in Fiji, ... More >>

UNICEF’s concern for children in Fiji increasing

Monday, 22 February 2016, 9:35 am | UNICEF

As the full impact of category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston continues to emerge, UNICEF's main concern is for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers across Fiji, who may have been adversely affected by this extreme weather event. More >>

As Zika Spreads, UNICEF Works to Help Keep Communities Safe

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 10:47 am | UNICEF

As Zika Spreads, UNICEF Works to Help Keep Communities Safe With the Zika virus now a public health emergency affecting more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNICEF is working with governments to mobilize communities to protect ... More >>

Lancet series - more evidence breastfeeding is lifesaving

Friday, 29 January 2016, 1:24 pm | UNICEF

Reductions in child mortality and reduced breast and ovarian cancer rates for women who breastfeed More >>

Syria: US$2.8 billion humanitarian appeal for children

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 1:40 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF is launching a US$2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide. More >>

Time for children's best interests to guide policy

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:03 am | UNICEF

15 December 2015 Time for children's best interests to guide Government policy The Child Poverty Monitor released today confirms that a "hands-off" approach to income policies leaves children vulnerable to poverty and hardship. UNICEF New ... More >>



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