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New Year’s Babies: More Than 150 Children Will Be Born In The Pacific Islands On New Year’s Day

Friday, 1 January 2021, 4:39 pm | UNICEF

An estimated 161 babies will be born in the Pacific islands* on New Year’s Day, according to UNICEF. As the calendar turns to 2021, UNICEF is again celebrating the new lives being brought into the world on January 1. Samoa, in the Pacific, will ... More >>

Dan Carter And Kaytee Boyd Take On World Hunger

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 9:01 am | UNICEF

UNICEF’s 2020 flagship report ‘UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children’ reveals that acute hunger is on the rise globally. COVID-19 has caused wide-spread economic instability, disrupted critical humanitarian services and caused food insecurity ... More >>

On World Children’s Day, UNICEF Warns COVID-19 Is Causing Irreversible Harm To Children

Friday, 20 November 2020, 8:15 am | UNICEF

UNICEF warned in a new report today, Averting a Lost COVID Generation, of significant and growing consequences for children as the COVID-19 pandemic lurches toward a second year. The report shows that while symptoms among infected children remain mild, infections ... More >>

ADB, UNICEF And WHO Provide Medical Supplies To Tonga For COVID-19 Response

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 8:32 am | UNICEF

Personal protective equipment and other essential medical equipment provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with ADB funding support, the World Health Organization (WHO), and transported by the United Nations World Food Programme ... More >>

UNICEF Partners With NABU’s Virus-Stopping Champion To Teach Pacific Children How To Stay Safe

Friday, 9 October 2020, 8:19 am | UNICEF

Thousands of Pacific island children will now get an opportunity to learn more about COVID-19 and be virus-stopping champions through a new partnership between UNICEF and NABU, a New York-based non-profit organization specializing in the distribution ... More >>

Highly Regarded Māori Advocate Joins UNICEF NZ

Monday, 15 June 2020, 9:28 am | UNICEF

15/06/20 – UNICEF New Zealand today welcomes Brandi Hudson to the role of Deputy Executive Director – Child Rights “Brandi not only brings to the role a deep understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation, she also has a proven track record ... More >>

UNICEF And WHO Call On Pacific Island Countries To Strengthen Policies On Breast-Milk Substitutes

Friday, 5 June 2020, 4:13 pm | UNICEF

Mothers are strongly encouraged to continue to breastfeed during the COVID-19 pandemic            Mum breastfeeding her baby in Erakor Bridge a suburb of Port Vila town, the capital     ... More >>

Child Mortality Rate Set To Increase For First Time In Decades Without Urgent Action

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 6:48 am | UNICEF

As COVID-19 devastates already fragile health systems, over 6,000 additional children under five could die a day, UNICEF warned today. The estimate is based on an analysis by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, newly published ... More >>

Children Are The Unseen Victims Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 2:00 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF appeals for NZD $2.6 billion to meet the growing needs of children impacted by COVID-19. UNICEF is appealing for NZD $2.6 billion to support its humanitarian response for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, up from NZD $1 billion requested ... More >>

Thousands Of Pacific Island Children At Risk In The Aftermath Of Tropical Cyclone Harold

Saturday, 25 April 2020, 7:57 am | UNICEF

Thousands of children living in the Pacific Islands remain in urgent need in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Harold, a category five cyclone that tore through Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga causing widespread destruction to homes, schools, ... More >>

Japan Supports UNICEF To Reach More Than One Million Children In COVID-19 Response

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 11:57 am | UNICEF

The Government of Japan and UNICEF have signed a grant agreement, which will provide support to strengthen the Pacific region’s COVID-19 response and help protect children from any impacts of this global pandemic. The Government of Japan contribution of ... More >>

UNICEF NZ And The Salvation Army Partner To Reach Hundreds Of Families With Food & Hygiene Supplies

Monday, 6 April 2020, 2:54 pm | UNICEF

For the first time ever, UNICEF New Zealand is fundraising to support Kiwi children and families impacted by Covid-19 (coronavirus). Today, UNICEF NZ and The Salvation Army have come together at this time of crisis in partnership with Countdown. Together ... More >>

UNICEF Supports Pacific Island Countries To Protect Communities Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, 30 March 2020, 2:32 pm | UNICEF

Pacific Island countries prepare to combat outbreaks  UNICEF is supporting Pacific Island governments to help communities across the region prepare and respond to the threat faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, UNICEF working together with ... More >>

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 >>