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Marie-Hélène Bachand (International issues)

Tel: 514-232-4510

MBachand@unicef.ca

 

Emily O’Connor (Domestic issues)

Tel: 647-500-4230

EOconnor@unicef.ca

Latest

May 24, 2019, 12:38 ET Statement on attacks in the Central African Republic

By Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa DAKAR, May 24, 2019 /CNW/ - "UNICEF condemns the brutal killings of civilians during recent attacks by armed groups on...


May 07, 2019, 14:44 ET UNICEF Canada Supports Calls for a National School Food Program

TORONTO, May 7, 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF Canada is encouraged by the momentum toward the establishment of a national school food program, and endorses Bill C-446, An Act to Develop a National School Food...


May 03, 2019, 14:01 ET With deadly cyclones on the rise, UNICEF raises concern about impact of climate change on children

1.1 million children affected in wake of cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique; 10 million children live in path of Cyclone Fani in India NEW YORK, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The cyclone currently...


Apr 25, 2019, 06:00 ET Over 20 million children worldwide missed out on measles vaccine annually in past 8 years, creating a pathway to current global outbreaks - UNICEF

NEW YORK, April 25, 2019 /CNW/ - An estimated 169 million children missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, or 21.1 million children a year on average, UNICEF said...


Apr 23, 2019, 14:58 ET Two-thirds of children and youth in Canada feel like they don't belong

A sense of isolation can lead to mental health issues, teen suicide, trouble with the law, poor school performance and homelessness, warns UNICEF's One Youth initiative TORONTO, April 23, 2019 /CNW/...


Apr 12, 2019, 11:36 ET More than 3,500 children have been recruited and used by non-state armed groups in north-east Nigeria since 2013

Marking five years since Chibok abduction, UNICEF urges protection of children's rights ABUJA, April 12, 2019 /CNW/ - More than 3,500 children, most of whom were aged 13 to 17, were recruited by...


Apr 10, 2019, 13:25 ET Canada's children are lagging in pre-primary education, with nearly half aged 2 to 4 missing out - UNICEF Canada

UNICEF's first-ever global report dedicated to early childhood education highlights a lack of investment in pre-primary education by the majority of governments worldwide NEW YORK and TORONTO, April...


Apr 09, 2019, 12:56 ET UNICEF Canada supports call for federal Commissioner for Children and Youth

UNICEF Canada's One Youth welcomes debate on Private Member's Bill C-441 An Act respecting the Office of the Commissioner for Young Persons in Canada TORONTO, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF Canada...


Apr 03, 2019, 11:10 ET Only quality education and an end to violence can offer hope and better opportunities for children in Honduras

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore following visit to Honduras Download photos and broll here TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras and NEW YORK, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - "A child under the age of 18 ...


Apr 02, 2019, 12:22 ET 900,000 cholera vaccine doses arrive in Beira

BEIRA, Mozambique, April 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Nearly 900,000 doses of the cholera vaccine, procured by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), arrived in Beira, Mozambique, on Tuesday afternoon...


Mar 27, 2019, 16:24 ET UN children's agency launches US$122 million humanitarian appeal amidst worst disaster to hit southern Africa in decades

Photos and Broll available at: https://uni.cf/2WtSxed NEW YORK, March 27, 2019 /CNW/ - An estimated 3 million people, more than half of whom are children, urgently need humanitarian assistance across ...


Mar 23, 2019, 09:10 ET 1 million children affected by Cyclone Idai and subsequent floods in Mozambique, actual numbers feared much higher

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore wraps up visit to affected area of Beira one week after Cyclone hit Download broll and photos from the visit. Additional multimedia assets about the cyclone...


Mar 21, 2019, 20:07 ET Cyclone Idai - UNICEF Canada appeals for donations to support increased humanitarian response for children caught in the disaster

TORONTO, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Hundreds of thousands of children urgently need humanitarian assistance after Cyclone Idai caused death and destruction in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. UNICEF...


Mar 19, 2019, 21:32 ET Federal budget offers promising new investments in children in Canada and around the world

UNICEF Canada urges Ottawa to maintain its focus on children and youth OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The federal government's latest budget includes welcome new investments in children and youth,...


Mar 19, 2019, 15:32 ET UNICEF supplies arrive in flood affected areas, bringing relief to displaced families

LILONGWE, Malawi, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF supplies have begun arriving in areas affected by heavy rains and floods in southern Malawi, bringing a measure of relief to families living in...


Mar 14, 2019, 15:12 ET UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Geert Cappelaere's remarks at the "Supporting the future of Syria and the Region"

BRUSSELS, March 14, 2019 /CNW/ - "Sitting in the back row, close to the exit. Among the last to speak. "It is very symbolic. "A place all too common for the millions of boys and girls affected by the ...


Mar 13, 2019, 12:14 ET Intensification of fighting impeding humanitarian access and displacing thousands in Hajjah, Yemen

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore SANA'A and NEW YORK, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ - "The most recent attack in Hajjah, north of Hudaydah, on 9 March, took yet another devastating toll...


Mar 01, 2019, 09:52 ET Alarming global surge of measles cases a growing threat to children - UNICEF

Ten countries accounted for approximately three-quarters of the total increase in measles in 2018, including significant outbreaks in Brazil, Madagascar, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Yemen NEW YORK...


Feb 27, 2019, 11:45 ET 18 months after exodus from Myanmar, Rohingya children at a crossroads

Young Rohingya refugees in urgent need of education and skills DHAKA, Feb. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Half a million Rohingya children are stateless refugees in the Cox's Bazar area in southern Bangladesh,...


Feb 26, 2019, 22:44 ET UNICEF welcomes Canada's support for Yemen children and urges world leaders to do more

At least 11.3 million – 80 percent of all children in the country – need humanitarian assistance TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF Canada welcomes the Government of Canada's announcement of new...


Feb 15, 2019, 13:07 ET Thousands of children vaccinated in remote Rukban settlement amid severe lack of access to medical care

UNICEF, UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent reach more than 40,000 people with life-saving supplies in largest-ever humanitarian convoy since the start of the Syria crisis NEW YORK and DAMASCUS, Feb. 15, ...


Feb 12, 2019, 15:44 ET Dozens of children released by armed groups in South Sudan, marking International Day Against Child Soldiers

NEW YORK and YAMBIO, South Sudan, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - One hundred and nineteen children were released today by an armed group in South Sudan, bringing the total number of those freed since the...


Feb 06, 2019, 06:00 ET Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Joint statement by Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - "Mary ...


Jan 31, 2019, 11:32 ET Nearly 3,000 children crossed from Guatemala to Mexico since mid-January - UNICEF

Children on the move should always be protected, stay with their families and be kept out of detention centres, UNICEF says Photos, video and b-roll available here: https://uni.cf/2TmH1QN NEW YORK...


Jan 30, 2019, 11:28 ET Investing in children should be the foundation of Myanmar's progress and development

'Children must be top priority', says UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore at end of three-day visit Download photo and video content: https://uni.cf/2MI7Koa NEW YORK, GENEVA, and NAY PYI...