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Students walk a rough road to secondary education in Papua province, Indonesia

274 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - In a part of Indonesia in which the only way for children to attend secondary school is to leave home and live in large boarding homes, UNICEF, NGOs and the provincial government focus on youth like Markus in their programmes =96 and include them in ...

Findings Could Help Slash Child Malnutrition

274 days ago From Voice of America   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Dr. Peter Salama represents UNICEF, the United Nations children's agency, in Ethiopia. "Almost every country in Africa today has an acute rate of malnutrition. The question is how high it goes," he said. New studies published in the Lan ...

Fiji Airways and UNICEF Announce $72,000 Partnership

279 days ago From The Jet Newspaper   View Archived Article

LAUTOKA CITY, FIJI - In keeping with our airline's values, it's only fitting that our charity, 'Wings of Hope', provides 'wings of progress' to Fiji's most precious resource ...

Myanmar army releases 42 child soldiers

282 days ago From Mizzima News   View Archived Article

NEW DELHI, INDIA - The 42 children and young people were formally discharged to their families in the presence of officials from both the Myanmar government and the UN Resident Coordinator's Office and UNICEF on the anniversary of the signing of Action Plan, a mult ...

Korea signs $4.5m agreement with UNICEF to eradicate poverty in northern Ghana

286 days ago From Ghana Business News   View Archived Article

ACCRA, GHANA - The Korea Government through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), on Friday signed a $4.5 million partnership agreement with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to undertake a three-year poverty eradication project in Northern and& ...

Malnourishment: Nigerian Children Risk Early Death – UNICEF

288 days ago From Leadership Newspapers   View Archived Article

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Thousands of Nigerian children below the age of five are at risk of death as a result of suffering from acute malnourishment which kills faster than the dreaded HIV/AIDS. The revelation was made by United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) during a 3-day ...

Iceland Contributes $180,000 to UNICEF Child Protection Programs in Jordan

289 days ago From Petra News Agency   View Archived Article

AMMAN, JORDAN - Out of around 500,000 registered and unregistered Syrian refugees, there are over 250,000 Syrian children in Jordan alone. UNICEF and partners have provided access to psychosocial support services to some 50,000 children both in camps and community&n ...

UNICEF and MONUSCO condemn rapes in South Kivu

294 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - KINSHASA, 27 June 2013 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in DRC, Mr. Roger Meece and the Country Representative of UNICEF, Ms. Barbara Bentein are deeply concerned about recent cases of rape of young girls, ...

In Kabul, Afghanistan - 1,000 classrooms, a world of difference

294 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Rabia Balkhi school is one of 51 schools that have undergone a complete makeover as part of the 1000 Classrooms Project. Funded by the Government of Japan, the project was implemented by the Ministry of Education with support from UNICEF, benefitting ...

ING employees worldwide run for the children of Zambia

296 days ago From UNICEF   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - LUSAKA, Zambia, 26 June, 2013 =96 Today is a special day for the children of Zambia as over 1,000 men and women across the world get together for a common and meaningful purpose: running for children. These runners are employees of one of UNICEF' ...

UNICEF and Libya sign agreement to improve basic education system

297 days ago From UN News Centre   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - 25 June 2013 =96 The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Libyan Government today signed an agreement that aims to improve the basic education system in the North African country. =93Quality education for all is fundamental for a peace ...

Campaign to prevent disease as temperatures rise at Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan

298 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - It's summer in Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan. A timely campaign sees teams of Syrian community health workers promoting safe hygiene practices from tent to tent to prevent the diseases that thrive in the heat. AMMAN, Jordan, 24 June 2013 =96 ...

Emma Bunton sings One Direction songs with Fife Brownies

298 days ago From stv.tv   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - The star travelled with around twenty Brownies from Fife to London last Saturday to take part in The Giant Sleepover, an event raising funds for the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). After playing Twister and cards with the girls =96 who are age ...

Rebuilding Zimbabwe's health system

299 days ago From NewsDay   View Archived Article

HARARE, ZIMBABWE - Unicef Zimbabwe's chief of young child survival and development, Aboubacar Kampo, said that one of the fund's goals was to have at least one midwife per 5 000 people and three doctors in each of Zimbabwe's 62 districts. Another aim is to ...

Worsening violence against children in Afghanistan

300 days ago From IRINnews.org   View Archived Article

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - As a result of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, the number of child casualties in the first four months of 2013 was 414 - a 27 percent jump from the 327 last year, according to a press release from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Of the 414 ...

Communities are key to ending customs that harm children, says UNICEF

309 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 16 June 2013 =96 On the Day of the African Child, UNICEF joined the African Union to mark the efforts by African communities to promote social change and end practices that endanger the lives and health of hundreds of thousands& ...

Sierra Leone braces for cholera season

312 days ago From Gant Daily   View Archived Article

CLEARFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has also been staging plays on the subject. Efforts are also underway to ensure that medical centres across the country are fully stocked with saline drips and other relevant medical equipment before the rains inte ...

American singer and songwriter Katy Perry witnesses UNICEF’s efforts to fight chronic malnutrition in Madagascar

313 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ANDRORANGA VOLA, Madagascar, 11 June 2013 =96 =93So, if we have rice, what can we add to it?=94 asks Angeline Volefero, a heath worker in the village of Androranga Vola, just a few km in Madagascar's east coast. =93How about meat? And then some z ...

Lucy Liu Visits Lebanon to Shine Spotlight on Plight of Syrian Refugee Children

319 days ago From Sacramento Bee   View Archived Article

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNICEF Ambassador Lucy Liu traveled to Lebanon with UNICEF to see first-hand the dire situation for Syrian children and their families who have fled a crisis that has left more than 70,000 people . ...

Jamaica's 'unrelenting violence' against children condemned by UNICEF

320 days ago From Toronto Star   View Archived Article

TORONTO, CANADA - KINGSTON, JAMAICA=97The United Nations' child welfare agency said Wednesday that it is deeply concerned about what it describes as =93unrelenting violence=94 against youngsters in Jamaica, including the recent beheading of a 4-year-old girl. ...

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