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Pacific Children Get Health Boost With Government Immunization Commitments

Thursday, 25 April 2024, 4:50 am | UNICEF

Nine Pacific countries have committed to greater protection for children against life threatening diseases by expanding their immunization programme that has been implemented by UNICEF in collaboration with Ministries of Health and funding from ... More >>

This World Water Day, Thousands Still Affected By Severe Drought In The Federated States Of Micronesia

Friday, 22 March 2024, 2:04 pm | UNICEF

Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), 22 March 2024 – While millions of people around the world are involved in activities to celebrate World Water Day today, an estimated 16,000 people, including 6,400 children are still affected by severe drought ... More >>

Les Mills And UNICEF Launch Global Workout For Water Challenge To Combat Water Poverty

Friday, 22 March 2024, 9:48 am | UNICEF

As World Water Day dawns in New Zealand this Friday, Les Mills and UNICEF have joined forces to launch a campaign raising funds for the hundreds of millions of children around the world living in areas of extreme water poverty. Workout for Water is a ... More >>

UNICEF Concerned For Children Of The Pacific In The Coming Cyclone Season

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 4:31 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF is increasingly concerned for children’s wellbeing in the upcoming cyclone season. Following the recent out of season Tropical Cyclone Lola, many children have already experienced three Category 4 cyclones in 2023, and four severe cyclones (including ... More >>

Tauranga Couple’s Legacy Gift: Life-changing Bequest To UNICEF And Local Charities

Friday, 20 October 2023, 10:48 am | UNICEF

A significant and life-changing bequest has been left to UNICEF Aotearoa and several Tauranga charities in the will of a generous local couple. Ken and Nori Deakin left a large sum to organisations close to their hearts, which included the local SPCA, ... More >>

Global Handwashing Day Making Clean Hands Within Reach

Sunday, 15 October 2023, 2:03 pm | UNICEF

Suva, Fiji 15 October 2023 – On the occasion of this year’s Global Handwashing Day UNICEF Pacific is calling on partners to ensure “clean hands are within reach.” Marked on the 15th October, global handwashing day underpins the importance of good ... More >>

Weather-related Disasters Led To 43.1 Million Displacements Of Children Over Six Years - UNICEF

Saturday, 7 October 2023, 5:46 am | UNICEF

Weather-related disasters caused 43.1 million children to be displaced over a six-year period, with New Zealand’s Asia Pacific neighbours at particularly high risk, according to a new UNICEF report released today. Three countries dominate the results on absolute ... More >>

Childhood Immunization Begins Recovery After COVID-19 Backslide

Friday, 21 July 2023, 6:24 am | UNICEF

New WHO and UNICEF data show promising signs of immunization services rebounding in some countries, but, particularly in low-income countries, coverage still falls short of pre-pandemic levels putting children at grave risk from disease outbreaks. ... More >>

‘Our Voices Must Be Heard’: Young Ambassadors To Advocate For Child Rights In Election Year

Monday, 12 June 2023, 9:53 am | UNICEF

More eligible young New Zealanders need to step up and enrol to vote in this year’s general election. That’s according to UNICEF Aotearoa’s newly appointed Young Ambassadors who have been announced today, following a rigorous application and selection ... More >>

Children Bearing The Brunt Of Afghanistan Crisis

Friday, 19 May 2023, 9:31 am | UNICEF

Roughly 90 per cent of the population in Afghanistan is on the brink of poverty “and children bear the brunt of it,” the Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the country, Fran Equiza, told journalists in New York on Thursday. ... More >>

Let’s ‘Be The Change’ On World Water Day And Beyond

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 6:19 am | UNICEF

Savusavu, Fiji, 22 March 2023 – Today, children from 10 schools in the Northern Division in Fiji were among the first in the world to celebrate World Water Day by taking part in an oratory and drama contest organized by the Ministry of Public Works, ... More >>

UNICEF Calls For Strengthened Digital Learning Opportunities In Schools

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 6:16 am | UNICEF

New York, 13 December 2022 – An important UNICEF report released today highlights the need for effective, quality, inclusive, and equitable digital learning opportunities to complement other learning approaches and help schoolchildren catch up on what ... More >>

Piopio College Students Celebrate World Children’s Day With A National Launch Of Child Rights Resources

Friday, 18 November 2022, 11:59 am | UNICEF

School students at Piopio College celebrated World Children’s Day on Thursday, a global day of action for children by children, by ‘going blue’ and launching new child rights resources for schools in Aotearoa. Piopio College is the first school ... More >>

Fiji Embarks On An Inclusive Approach For Its First Ever National Water And Sewerage Services Bill

Friday, 9 September 2022, 6:21 am | UNICEF

Nadi, Fiji, 8 September 2022 – A week-long consultation workshop is taking place in Nadi this week to support the Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services’ efforts to engage stakeholder voices to finalize Fiji’s first ever Water and Sewerage ... More >>

Solomon Islands Receives Additional Critical Health Support From United States In The On-going Battle Against COVID-19

Thursday, 18 August 2022, 10:10 am | UNICEF

Honiara, Solomon Islands, 17 August 2022 – Today, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Defense, handed over essential medical supplies, together with ... More >>

Millions More Children To Benefit From Malaria Vaccine As UNICEF Secures Supply

Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 5:42 am | UNICEF

With malaria one of the biggest killers of children under 5, the world’s first vaccine against a parasite is a major breakthrough for child health NEW YORK/COPENHAGEN 16 August 2022 — UNICEF has awarded a contract for the first ever supply of a malaria ... More >>

One Hundred Fijian Youth Advocate For Intergenerational Solidarity In Climate Action

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 6:55 pm | UNICEF

Suva, Fiji, 10 August 2022 – In the lead up to International Youth Day on Friday, 12 August, one hundred Fijian youth from the central, western, northern and eastern divisions share their experiences and renewed commitment advocating for intergenerational ... More >>

11 Tons Of Critical Relief Supplies Arrive In Kiribati To Support On-going Drought Response

Friday, 8 July 2022, 3:45 pm | UNICEF

A flight carrying life-saving emergency supplies touched down in Kiribati yesterday, strengthening the critical on-going response to the devastating drought in the country. The Pacific Humanitarian Air Service (PHAS), operated by the United Nations World ... More >>

Thousands Of Fijians To Benefit From Essential Health Equipment Through USAID/UNICEF Partnership

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 6:05 pm | UNICEF

SUVA, FIJI 15 June 2022 – Today, UNICEF and the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), have handed over essential health equipment to the Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services ... More >>

Over 1,000 Schools In Solomon Islands Provided With Thermometers For Safe School Re-opening

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 5:41 am | UNICEF

Honiara, Solomon Islands, 10 June 2022 – Today, UNICEF and the Government of New Zealand, handed over more than 4,000 infrared thermometers to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) in Solomon Islands. Funded through a Global ... More >>





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