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# unicef - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic

Vaccination campaigns have been postponed in 24 countries to help prevent further spread of Covid-19.

# unicef - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

# unicef - Thursday 12 March, 2020

'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps

NGOs have warned that self-isolation is virtually impossible in refugee camps and informal settlements.

# unicef - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Over 300 children and teens died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018

That’s according to a new Unicef report published today.

# unicef - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine

A new report has revealed that global rates of the disease are on the rise.

# unicef - Monday 4 March, 2019

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

There have been five cases since the start of February.

# unicef - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101

Ireland is one of only 28 countries where 2019 babies will likely live until the 22nd century

# unicef - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

# unicef - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'Violence not a lesson any child should learn': Nearly half of Irish teens witness bullying in school

And almost three in 10 had been bullied themselves.

# unicef - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims

Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.

# unicef - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year

Unicef is warning that the HIV/Aids epidemic is far from over and teenage girls are bearing the brunt of the health crisis.

# unicef - Monday 11 June, 2018

From The42 Robbie Keane scores, Cantona returns to Old Trafford but England win Soccer Aid on penalties For A Good Cause This post contains videos

Robbie Keane scores, Cantona returns to Old Trafford but England win Soccer Aid on penalties

Neil from The Inbetweeners bagged the winning spot-kick as £5 million was raised for Unicef last night.

# unicef - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Unicef says 'world is failing newborns' as global baby mortality rates remain 'alarmingly high'

Ireland has ranked 164th in the global neonatal mortality rate.

# unicef - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.

# unicef - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Children suffered a shocking scale of violence in conflict zones in 2017, Unicef warns

In conflicts around the world, children have become frontline, used as human shields, killed, maimed and recruited to fight.

# unicef - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

# unicef - Monday 19 June, 2017

Ireland's teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU

A new report suggests that the self-reporting of mental health issues among teenagers here is worryingly high.

# unicef - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

# unicef - Monday 13 March, 2017

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016

At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.

# unicef - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

# unicef - Sunday 5 February, 2017

How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee?

Harry and Ahmed tell their stories to Unicef.

# unicef - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Modern Slavery: How children in Dhaka are trying to escape from 12-hour workdays

Children in Dhaka can be expected to work long hours for little money to help support their families.

# unicef - Friday 7 October, 2016

Girls spend 40% more time doing chores than boys, according to a new UN report

The UN children’s agency said the difference between the genders amounts to 160 million extra hours a day worldwide.

# unicef - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

'Catastrophic': Up to 2m people without running water for four days in Aleppo

Temperatures in the city hit 40 degrees Celsius today.

# unicef - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life

A new UNICEF report is highlighting the treacherous journeys of the world’s migrant and refugee children.

# unicef - Thursday 14 April, 2016

One-third of Irish children miss out on housing, heating and good meals

This data comes as part of a Unicef study into material deprivation across OECD countries.

# unicef - Friday 26 February, 2016

From The42 Remember the boy with the plastic bag Messi shirt? His hero sent him the real deal to wear instead Heartwarming This post contains videos

Remember the boy with the plastic bag Messi shirt? His hero sent him the real deal to wear instead

Murtaza Ahmadi received signed jerseys from the Argentine star and still hopes to meet him.

# unicef - Thursday 25 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge The little kid with the plastic Messi jersey has finally gotten the real thing Murtaza Ahmadi

# unicef - Friday 27 November, 2015

Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000

The figures from UNICEF show it to be the number two cause of death among teenagers worldwide.

# unicef - Saturday 14 November, 2015

From The42 The Beckhams stole the show as large crowd treated to exhibition by footballing legends Matchforchildren

The Beckhams stole the show as large crowd treated to exhibition by footballing legends

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Great Britain and Ireland prevailed in-front of 75,000 fans at Old Trafford.

# unicef - Friday 23 October, 2015

From The42 Beckham and Zidane name star-studded squads for their charity match at Old Trafford A-Listers

Beckham and Zidane name star-studded squads for their charity match at Old Trafford

A British and Irish team take on the Rest of the World in aid of UNICEF next month.

# unicef - Monday 23 February, 2015

89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams

UNICEF says that armed soldiers searched the area house by house.

# unicef - Monday 9 February, 2015

David Beckham has a new job...

Fair play, in fairness.

# unicef - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Toilet inspectors in India to check where people are *cough*... doing their business

They will be using iPads, mobile phones and tablets to carry out their duties.

# unicef - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity

Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.

# unicef - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

More than 130,000 children slipped into poverty during the recession

Ireland is 37th of 41 OECD countries.

# unicef - Friday 17 October, 2014

Ebola survivors 'shunned' as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting

Thirty five Ebola survivors told how they the disease had prevented them returning to their old lives.

# unicef - Friday 5 September, 2014

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted

Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.

# unicef - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

The UNICEF chief in Gaza is doing a Reddit AMA today

Ask her anything.

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