Statement Attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria, on Children Killed in Aleppo

NEW YORK (October 14, 2016) – “Yesterday’s attack near the Hatem Al Taai primary school in Aleppo city killed four children and injured three others.  The children were on their way to school in the morning hours when mortars hit the area.

“This deadly attack comes only three days after five children were killed inside their school in Dara’a city. In Syria, even going to school is dangerous.

Five in six children under two not getting enough nutrition for growth and brain development - UNICEF

NEW YORK (Oct 14, 2016) – Globally five in six children under two years old are not fed enough nutritious food for their age, depriving them of the energy and nutrients they need at the most critical time in their physical and cognitive development, according to a new UNICEF report.

Statement Attributed to UNICEF Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe

NEW YORK (October 12, 2016) – The commitment by the UK and France to find urgent solutions for all the hundreds of refugee and migrant children languishing in Calais for months, could not come a minute too soon, said Marie Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe.

Statement Attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria, on Attack on a School in Daraa

NEW YORK (October 12, 2016) – “UNICEF deplores yesterday’s attack on the “That al-Netaqeen” primary school in the city of Daraa which killed five school children, aged between four and 16, and left 15 other children injured. The conflict in Syria has plummeted to such lows that children are now risking their lives just to attend school.

“The school yard was hit at the end of an outdoor sports session.

One Week After Hurricane Matthew, At Least 300 Schools Damaged in Haiti, Over 100,000 Children Miss Out on Learning – UNICEF

NEW YORK (October 10, 2016) – One week after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, and as schools reopen across the country, more than 100,000 children will be missing out on learning after their schools were either damaged or converted into shelters.

Race against time to prevent spread of waterborne diseases in hurricane-hit areas as rainy season starts in Haiti – UNICEF

NEW YORK, (October 8, 2016) – With the start of the rainy season, and as the death toll from Hurricane Matthew continues to rise, UNICEF is sounding the alarm on the threat of waterborne diseases to children living in the worst affected areas. 

“Overflowing rivers, stagnant waters, and animal and human corpses are perfect breeding grounds for waterborne diseases,” said Marc Vincent, UNICEF Representative in Haiti. “Every day that goes by increases the threat of cholera. We are in a race against time to get to these children before diseases do.”

Hurricane Matthew: UNICEF Delivers Lifesaving Humanitarian Supplies to Haiti

NEW YORK (October 7, 2016) – A chartered cargo aircraft loaded with tons of humanitarian supplies will be hitting the ground in Port-au-Prince in the next few hours. The shipment comes from UNICEF Regional Office Latin America and Caribbean and carries lifesaving humanitarian provisions to the most-affected children and families by Hurricane Matthew.