Clone of UNICEF Kid Power Request for Participation

Statement Attributable to Julien Harneis, UNICEF Representative in Yemen

NEW YORK (June 16, 2015) – "The number of children in Yemen who have been killed as a result of conflict over the last 10 weeks is four times that of all those confirmed to have been killed in 2014*. At least 279 children have been killed and 402 injured since the escalation of violence in Yemen which began on March 26, 2015, compared with 74 and 244, respectively, that were reported in the whole of last year.

Survival Kits Provide Lifeline to Displaced in South Sudan

NEW YORK (June 16, 2015) – UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in South Sudan have undertaken an emergency airlift operation to deliver survival kits, containing lifesaving supplies, to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in hard-to-reach areas of Unity State. Recent violence has affected an estimated 750,000 people in Greater Upper Nile and forced approximately 150,000 people to flee their homes, many to extremely remote areas. Most were rural households, forced to abandon their lands before they could plant this season’s main crops. 

Children in Liberia Begin Receiving First of 700,000 Learning Kits

NEW YORK (June 15, 2015) – This week, several hundred students and teachers in Montserrado County began receiving the first of over 700,000 learning kits that are being distributed to schools across Liberia. The kits, which will be distributed across the country over the next twelve weeks, will help students continue educational activity.

UNICEF Kid Power in Boston

As this year’s first ever UNICEF Kid Power initiative here in the Boston area has now come to a close, it is surely cause for celebration to look back on the incredible success the program has had in both combating world hunger while also working to make children healthier by encouraging more  active lifestyles.

Children under Threat from Renewed Violence in Eastern Ukraine

NEW YORK (June 12, 2015) – At least 68 children are reported to have been killed and 180 injured since March last year as a result of conflict in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF said today. While no children were reportedly killed in the latest escalation near the town of Mariinka, west of Donetsk, there are anecdotal reports of children having been injured by heavy weapons fire.

UNICEF expects the actual number of child casualties to be considerably higher than reported as many areas remain inaccessible due to conflict. 

UNICEF Distributes Over 700,000 Learning Kits to Children Across Liberia

NEW YORK (June 8, 2015) – UNICEF began the distribution of 700,000 learning and teaching kits to thousands of schools across Liberia last week. These kits will help to ensure the continuity of learning for students in Liberia, post Ebola, by providing some of the basic educational items required during the school year.

The 700,000 kits will be distributed to 4,460 schools in all counties and districts of Liberia.