NEW YORK (October 24, 2016) – Today, on World Polio Day, the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a weeklong nationwide campaign to immunize Iraq’s children against polio.
Under the slogan “two drops can change a life,” the five-day campaign aims to reach an estimated 5.8 million children below the age of five in Iraq, regardless of previous vaccination status.
We can build on polio eradication achievements in Chad
The world is closer than ever to eradicating polio, with only 21 wild polio cases reported so far in 2016.
UNICEF and UPS have joined forces to deliver lifesaving supplies to families.
NEW YORK (October 21, 2016) – With the start of the school year in Syria, over 1.7 million children remain out of school and another 1.3 million are at a risk of dropping out, according to new education data.
Escalating violence, displacement, increased poverty, and an overstretched and under-resourced education system continue to force children out of school, denying them of their right to education.
NEW YORK (October 20, 2016) – UNICEF this week managed to reach Al Houd, a town just south of Mosul that was retaken by Iraqi security forces just two days prior, and deliver clean water to some of the thousands of families that have been caught up in this conflict.
NEW YORK (October 20, 2016) – “This week’s meeting of the European Council in Brussels is a perfect opportunity for Europe to begin putting in place specific and measurable actions to address the needs of vulnerable refugee and migrant children.