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UNICEF mobilizes to reach people affected by Typhoon

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:19 pm | UNICEF

As Typhoon Hagupit wreaks havoc through the Philippines, UNICEF is acting quickly to support the Filipino government’s response to the emergency, providing lifesaving supplies and services for children and women in the areas hardest hit by cyclone-force ... More >>

UNICEF on standby as Philippines braces for Typhoon

Saturday, 6 December 2014, 11:56 am | UNICEF

Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, currently situated off the east coast of the Philippines, could make landfall this weekend with a potential path through the same communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. More >>

1.1 million HIV infections in children averted since 2005

Monday, 1 December 2014, 2:41 pm | UNICEF

An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, as new cases declined by over 50 per cent between 2005 and 2013, according to data released by UNICEF to mark World AIDS Day today (1 December). More >>

UNICEF Calls on NZ Youth to Apply for Youth Ambassador Roles

Friday, 28 November 2014, 3:53 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF NZ Calls on NZ Youth to Apply for Youth Ambassador Roles UNICEF NZ has once again launched its nationwide search for six new Youth Ambassadors and is calling on enthusiastic young people to apply before Friday, 12 December 2014. Jacqui Southey, ... More >>

West Africa: countries at risk of Ebola remain on high alert

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:03 pm | UNICEF

With new Ebola cases in Mali and a continuing surge in Sierra Leone, UNICEF is stepping up efforts to help other West African countries at risk prepare for potential outbreaks. More >>

Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children

Friday, 21 November 2014, 10:35 am | UNICEF

On the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, The State of the World’s Children report lays out an agenda for change More >>

25 years of children’s rights

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:23 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF and OFC celebrate 25 years of children’s rights with Just Play Sports Days On Universal Children’s Day (20 November) and as part of the Oceania Football Confederation’s (OFC) inaugural President’s Cup, UNICEF will celebrate 25 years of children’s ... More >>

Kids for Learning celebrates 25 years of children’s rights

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 8:59 am | UNICEF

Kids for Learning, an art project involving more than 600 local primary school students, launches today in Christchurch city centre, marking Universal Children’s Day. 20 November 2014 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of ... More >>

UNICEF cautions NZ child poverty rates are “stagnating”

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 8:56 am | UNICEF

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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