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Measles epidemic in Samoa: How New Zealanders can help

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 2:46 pm | UNICEF

A combination of the worsening crisis and calls from New Zealanders wanting to help, has prompted UNICEF New Zealand to initiate an emergency campaign in order to fundraise and intensify the response to the measles epidemic in Samoa. More >>

News note on measles outbreak in the Pacific

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:49 am | UNICEF

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Samoa to respond to a measles outbreak in the country. The Government of Samoa officially declared a state of emergency on 15 November 2019, four weeks into the continuing measles outbreak with more than ... More >>

Poor diets damaging children’s health worldwide

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 3:51 pm | UNICEF

Wellington, 15 October 2019 – An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets, UNICEF warned today in a new report on children, food and nutrition. More >>

16 children file landmark complaint to UN

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:13 am | UNICEF

SUVA, 24 September – Sixteen child petitioners from 12 countries around the world, including children from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and Palau, presented a landmark official complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the ... More >>

Misinformation on vaccines, ‘dangerous as a disease’; UNICEF

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 11:00 am | UNICEF

Vaccines save millions of lives, and yet misinformation, limited availability and inadequate access to services have left large numbers of children in jeopardy, prompting the United Nations Children’s Fund to convene a high-level UN event on Friday to ... More >>

Wellbeing Budget: A systemic approach to complex issues

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5:40 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF New Zealand welcomes the government’s focus on issues impacting tamariki such as child poverty, insufficient mental health services, and lack of support for teachers. More >>

4 in 10 Pacific island children not in pre-primary education

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 2:13 pm | UNICEF

Four out of every 10 children in the Pacific islands are not enrolled in pre-primary education – UNICEF More >>

UNICEF statement to children and young people of Aoteroa

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 2:37 pm | UNICEF

“UNICEF NZ is an organisation supporting children in war zones, places of natural disaster and pandemics all over the world. Today though, our thoughts are focused here in Aotearoa. We are sorting through our responses, our grief and the incomprehension ... More >>

Safer Internet Day

Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 3:31 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF warned today of the dangers posed by online violence, cyberbullying and digital harassment for the 70.6 per cent of young people aged 15 to 24 years old who are online globally, and called for concerted action to tackle and prevent violence against ... More >>

Global weapons and military budget is 421x UNICEF needs

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 9:52 am | UNICEF

Millions of children living in countries affected by conflict and disaster lack access to vital child protection services, putting their safety, well-being and future at risk, warned UNICEF today. More >>

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 >>



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