NEW YORK (January 13, 2017) – Some 25,800 unaccompanied or separated children arrived to Italy by sea in 2016 – that’s more than double the 12,360 who arrived during the previous year. These children account for a staggering 91 percent of all the 28,200 children who reached Italy’s shores in 2016 as refugees or migrants.
At its most basic form, human trafficking is the buying and selling of people. It exists across continents and is facilitated through a variety of venues, but ultimately - human trafficking is an industry, and it profits from the exploitation of people.
Human trafficking has been likened to modern-day slavery, and in many respects, the similarities are obvious.
NEW YORK (January 11, 2017) – “One child was confirmed killed and four others were injured when two attacks hit near the al-Falah school in the Nihm district outside the capital, Sana’a.
“Attacks on civilian areas continue to kill and injure scores of children in Yemen. Instead of learning, children are witnessing death, war, and destruction.
NEW YORK (January 10, 2017) – UNICEF today launched #EarlyMomentsMatter, a new campaign supported by the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences on the developing brain.
Recent Anti-Trafficking Successes
The Lancet has published a study which has revealed a sharp drop in the number of babies dying due to maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a success due in large part to the efforts of UNICEF, Kiwanis International,
Flooding, rough roads, or even no roads at all: logistical hurdles have long interfered with the delivery of lifesaving services in developing countries. UNICEF and its innovation partners believe unmanned flight can help overcome them.
NEW YORK (January 4, 2017) – Almost three months after hurricane Matthew, UNICEF and its partners continue to deliver humanitarian aid to those most affected by the category 4 storm.
Over 2 million people including 900,000 children were affected by the hurricane, of which 1.4 million require humanitarian assistance including 600,000 children. In addition to the personal losses of homes and crops, over 716 schools, many health facilities and the existing sanitation infrastructure all suffered damage.