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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

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Jul 18, 2019, 12:20 ET Monsoon rains bring severe flooding and landslides across South Asia, affecting more than five million children

UNICEF scaling up emergency response to support children and families affected KATHMANDU and NEW YORK, July 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South...


Jul 17, 2019, 11:28 ET Unwanted, exploited and abused: tens of thousands of children in Al-Hol camp and several parts of Syria in limbo amid dire humanitarian needs

UNICEF calls for improved humanitarian access and protection of children including re-integration into local communities and safe return to home countries DAMASCUS, Syria, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ -...


Jul 15, 2019, 12:05 ET 20 million children miss out on lifesaving measles, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines in 2018

New estimates find dangerous stagnation of global vaccination rates, due to conflict, inequality and complacency NEW YORK and GENEVA, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - 20 million children worldwide – more than 1 ...


Jul 11, 2019, 10:59 ET Vaccination to contain severe measles outbreak underway in DR Congo amidst Ebola and mass displacement

Campaign led by the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and MSF ITURI, DR Congo, DAKAR, Senegal, GENEVA and NEW YORK, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Health workers are urgently rolling out a complex...


Jul 04, 2019, 12:36 ET Millions of people risk being cut off from safe water as hostilities escalate in Eastern Ukraine - UNICEF

Volatile shelling affects vital water infrastructure five times during the last week of June KYIV and GENEVA, July 4, 2019 /CNW/ - An escalation in fighting is threatening access to safe water and...


Jul 03, 2019, 09:28 ET Democracy falls short for 8 million Canadians not allowed to vote in upcoming federal election

UNICEF Canada launches #VoteForEveryChild, an advocacy campaign to make every vote, a vote for children in Canada and overseas TORONTO, July 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada ranks a disappointing 25th out of...


Jun 26, 2019, 16:44 ET Migrant children in the U.S. lack protection and services needed to ensure their wellbeing

As two-year-old Valeria's death shows, coordinated action urgently needed to address root causes of irregular migration and keep children safe Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore...


Jun 14, 2019, 11:33 ET One woman and six newborns die every two hours from complications during pregnancy or childbirth in Yemen - UNICEF

NEW YORK, AMMAN, Jordan and SANA'A, Yemen, June 14, 2019 /CNW/ - One woman and six newborns die every two hours in Yemen from complications during pregnancy or childbirth, UNICEF said today in the...


Jun 13, 2019, 13:01 ET UNICEF launches swift response as first Ebola cases and deaths confirmed in Uganda

5-year-old boy and his grandmother die from Ebola virus in western Uganda KAMPALA, Uganda, NAIROBI, Kenya and NEW YORK, June 13 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF has launched an emergency Ebola response plan in...


Jun 13, 2019, 09:44 ET Canada ranks in the middle of the pack for family-friendly policies among wealthy countries

Quebec offers new moms and dads the most generous parental leave benefits in Canada NEW YORK and TORONTO, June 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada ranks 19th in paid leave available for mothers and is tied for...


Jun 10, 2019, 11:57 ET UNICEF provided life-saving support to children in almost 300 emergencies in 2018

Number of countries enduring violent conflicts is at a 30-year high with devastating impact on world's most vulnerable children TORONTO and GENEVA, June 10, 2019 /CNW/ - In 2018, UNICEF responded to...


Jun 07, 2019, 12:33 ET UNICEF ramps up its humanitarian assistance to children in Venezuela

3.2 million children – or 1 in 3 – need assistance Download photos and videos here NEW YORK, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Fifty-five tons of UNICEF health supplies have reached Venezuela since the beginning...


Jun 07, 2019, 06:00 ET 115 million boys and men around the world married as children - UNICEF

First ever estimate on child grooms brings global child marriage figures to 765 million Multimedia content can be downloaded here. NEW YORK, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ - An estimated 115 million boys and men ...


Jun 04, 2019, 14:13 ET UNICEF Canada welcomes historic federal government's global commitment to health care for women and children

VANCOUVER, June 4, 2019 /CNW/ - UNICEF Canada warmly applauds the Government of Canada's decision to increase its commitment to support the health of women, adolescents, children and newborns around...


May 28, 2019, 11:46 ET Afghanistan sees three-fold increase in attacks on schools in one year - UNICEF

As global leaders convene today in Mallorca, Spain, at the third International Conference on Safe Schools, UNICEF calls for an end to the fighting and protection of education KABUL, MALLORCA, Spain...


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...