April 10, 2013
A study ranking developed countries in terms of child well-being, launched today by UNICEF’s Office of Research, finds that the Netherlands and four Nordic countries—Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden—top the list, while four southern European countries—Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain—are at the bottom. Report Card 11, from UNICEF’s Office of Research, examines the state of children across the industrialized world.
April 9, 2013
A special UNICEF-chartered flight carrying more than 23 tons of essential medicines, obstetric supplies and water tanks arrived yesterday in the conflict-ravaged Central African Republic capital city of Bangui, two weeks after an armed rebellion. The shipment is one of the first significant deliveries of relief supplies to the Central African Republic following weeks of insecurity and looting in which hospitals and health facilities suffered serious losses of medical supplies and equipment.
April 8, 2013
Internationally acclaimed American singer and songwriter Katy Perry has visited Madagascar to bring attention to the situation of children in the tropical island country, one of the poorest in the world and still recovering from a political crisis that began in 2009. On her first visit in support of UNICEF, Perry saw a full range of programs, from education, nutrition, health and child protection, to water, sanitation and hygiene.
March 29, 2013
Two million children remain without access to basic social services and are exposed to violence in the Central African Republic. Even more children will be deprived if the situation in the conflict-ridden country does not stabilize rapidly. One week after the takeover of the country by the Seleka coalition, UNICEF is warning that security conditions are preventing critical humanitarian aid from reaching children. The result could be deadly for children, many of whom are already in a fragile condition.
March 27, 2013
The lives of 600,000 children in Central Africa Republic (CAR) are being gravely affected by the ongoing conflict across the country, UNICEF warned today. The agency called on all parties to lay down their arms and to ensure the wellbeing of children.