Category - UNICEF

  • 28 Aug 2012

    UNICEF says that despite great progress over two decades in bringing access to improved drinking water sources to billions, finishing the task will be tough.

  • 9 Jan 2011

    Children and young people's rights groups are calling for a change in the law to end the recruitment of sixteen and seventeen-year-olds into the UK armed forces.

  • 24 Feb 2010

    More than 200 organisations including charities, councils, businesses and schools have signed up to an initiative that emphasises the importance of global education in tackling the world’s problems.

  • 23 Jan 2010

    Many of the Haiti earthquake disaster's worst effects – including its impact on child health and safety – are aggravated by the country's longstanding impoverishment and instability, say UNICEF representatives involved in the relief effort.

  • 9 Feb 2009

    UNICEF UK have launched a campaign to bring climate change, and the need for more investment in renewable sources of energy, to the attention of MPs and the Prime Minister.

  • 8 Jan 2009

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has embarked on one of the largest vaccination campaigns in the history of the Central African Republic (CAR), aiming to give 800,000 children the tools they need to address the three leading causes of preventable death: malaria, measles and diarrhoea.

  • 4 Dec 2008

    Christian Aid partner organisations in Zimbabwe are responding to the cholera outbreak which is now affecting the entire country. 12,000 cases have been reported.

  • 13 Nov 2007

    Many teachers would rather receive an ethical gift that benefits children in developing countries - such as those from World Vision, Christian Aid and Oxfam, than chocolate or a bottle of wine, a survey suggests.

  • 29 Apr 2007

    In communities with high religious observance spiritual beliefs can play a positive role in deeloping strategies to combat HIV/AIDS, claims a UNICEF-backed study in Guyana.

  • 22 Dec 2006

    Church leaders in Kenya have called for action following a report showing that sex tourism and sexual exploitation of children have reached an alarming proportion on the coast of the East African country where thousands of foreigners and local tourists celebrate Christmas and the New Year - writes Fredrick Nzwili for Ecumenical News International.