One in three children do not get the nutrition they need

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victor M Aguayo, Associate director and global chief of nutrition, programme division, UNICEF When you read the words child malnutrition, you will most likely see a child with a hollow face and a swollen stomach in one of the […]

Girls hold the key to Zambia’s future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Kate Cotton, Senior Programme Specialist (Education), Unicef UK “I never thought of seeing a lady as an engineer – I thought engineering was just for men. But since I came here I have met women who are accountants, […]

7 ways for businesses to capture the youth dividend

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Within every challenge lies an opportunity waiting to be seized. Businesses know this. Today, the world faces an urgent demographic challenge: 1.8 billion young people, between the ages […]

Close to 7,000 evacuated from Syrian towns after enduring nearly 3-year siege

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. After close to three years of siege, 6,900 women, children and men were finally able to leave the Syrian towns of Foah and Kafraya over the past few days, following a local agreement between parties to the conflict.   The two largely Shia pro-Government towns, […]

Women-Friendly Spaces for Rohingya refugees: A place for protection and care

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Simple shelters that are little more than huts with bamboo sticks and plastic sheeting for walls, and tarpaulins overhead, are serving a very important purpose for refugee women and girls forced to flee their homes to the vast refugee camps of Bangladesh. They are […]

Yemen: ‘No justification for this carnage,’ says UNICEF chief, as children in need now outnumber population of Switzerland

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a nation already on the brink “deep into the abyss,” said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) chief on Tuesday, after returning from a four-day visit to the war-torn country. “Social services are barely functional. The economy […]

FROM THE FIELD: Rohingya babies conceived out of ‘incomprehensible brutality’

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. A photojournalist has been talking of the “incomprehensible brutality” described to him by Rohingya refugees who are carrying babies after being raped. Brian Sokol travelled with the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to interview and photograph Rohingya refugee women who […]

Assault on key Yemeni port would endanger 300,000 children and ‘choke off’ aid for millions more: UNICEF chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Any attack on the key Yemeni port of Hodeida would deepen one of the world’s worst malnutrition crises and put the lives of an estimated 300,000 children at risk, said the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday. UNICEF Executive Director, […]

From drought to floods in Somalia; displacement and hunger worsen, says UN

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. After four consecutive poor rainy seasons that brought Somalia to the brink of famine, the country is now seeing near-record rainfall, and with it, flooding that has already displaced hundreds of thousands of people, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. According to […]

UNICEF delivers medical supplies to Gaza in wake of deadly protests

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Two truckloads of urgently needed medical supplies have been delivered to Gaza, where scores of Palestinians were injured during demonstrations along the border fence with Israel earlier this week. The drugs and medical equipment delivered by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners, include antibiotics, […]