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IVORY COAST / EBOLA PREVENTION

The World Health Organisation has marked Ivory Coast and Mali as countries at highest risk of Ebola outbreak spill-over. Ivory Coast's Tonkpi region is at the border with Liberia, where the disease is widespread.  UNICEF

18 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA CHILDREN

Upon her return from Liberia, UNICEF's Crisis Communications Chief, Sarah Crowe,  said that although children are not dying in great numbers "the numbers of orphans are rising." She stressed that "the only way to stop Ebola spreading is to support the efforts on the ground" and said she was "stunned that we are not seeing [...]

17 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / DAVID BECKHAM EBOLA CAMPAIGN

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and former football star David Beckham is lending his support to UNICEF's fight against Ebola through a video message to be broadcast across Sierra Leone– one of the worst-affected countries. UNICEF  

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / KOBANE REFUGEES

Within the last few days some 6000 refugees from Kobane inSyriahave arrived in Galiwan refugee camp in northernIraq. Officials estimate at least 50 000 more are on their way. UNICEF

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / HOUSE TO HOUSE CAMPAIGN

With nearly 9,000 cases of Ebola reported and over 4,000 dead inWest Africa, the United Nations is rallying to fight the deadly disease. InFreetown, UNICEF launched 'Ose-to-Ose Ebola Tok' (House-to-House Ebola Talk) late last month aimed to dispel rumours about the disease. UNICEF  

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, in her briefing to the Security Council said that over the past two weeks, ISIL forces have advanced in northern Aleppo and more than 160,000 people fled into Turkey just in a few days. She said "their fear was so great that many people crossed heavily mined fields to seek [...]

30 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIAN EDUCATION NO LOST GENERATION WRAP

On the 14th of September the school year commenced in Syria with more than one million children unable to attend. At the sidelines of the General Assembly inNew Yorkthis week, UN officials took stock of the education initiative "No Lost Generation' launched one year ago. UNICEF-UNIFEED  

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA/ EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

UNICEF is seeking to garner the support of world leaders who are committed to building a stable world and a better future by making sure that children not only survive their early years, but also thrive during this period. UNICEF-UNIFEED

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / RAPIDPRO EBOLA

UNICEF's global innovation team launched RapidPro, an open-source app store for international development. Executive Director Anthony Lake said a new app called mHero was now being developed to be used in the Ebola response "and it will allow us then to check on how the health centers are doing and check daily on the health [...]

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILD MORTALITY

A new UNICEF's report says child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, during which time the absolute number of under-five deaths has been slashed in half from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, according to a report released by UNICEF. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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