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.
NEW YORK (October 18, 2016) – Three newborn babies – two born on Italian Coastguard boats in the Central Mediterranean and one at port – are among the newest arrivals of refugee and migrant children in Italy, as numbers of children hit record levels, says UNICEF.
Above: Maryam, 10, sits on her brother's bicycle loaded with emergency supplies from a UNICEF-led aid convoy.
As the battle between coalition forces and ISIS intensifies in Mosul, more than half a million children and their families in the Iraqi city are facing extreme risks and hardship.
NEW YORK (October 17, 2016) – More than half a million children and their families in Mosul will be at extreme risk in the coming weeks, UNICEF warned today as a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city gets under way.
“Mosul’s children have already suffered immensely over the past two years. Many could be forcibly displaced, trapped between fighting lines, or caught in the cross fire,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Iraq.
Radoslaw Rzehak is the chief of UNICEF's Aleppo field office. Previously, he worked as UNICEF's emergency coordinator in Ukraine.
At 8:30 a.m., I was starting my day in the office, logging into my computer when the sad news came in — a mortar struck children on their way to the Hatem Al Ta’i primary school.
NEW YORK (October 16, 2016) – Six months after a major earthquake rocked Ecuador, meeting the needs of children still living in informal shelters and rural areas remains a significant challenge, UNICEF said today.
Some 8,800 people continue living in informal shelters, which lack adequate access to safe water and sanitation. In addition, local child protection services need to be strengthened, and many children still need help to overcome the fear that keeps them from attending school since the earthquake.