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Protecting The Rights Of Children On The Move In Bangladesh

Mark Devlin | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK
Mark Devlin

Children in Shamlapur settlement The plight of the marginalised Rohingya people of Myanmar has sporadically hit the headlines over recent years but t...

How We Feed Our Babies Matters

Rachel Murray | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Rachel Murray

It matters because if breastfeeding rates continue to decline, we will lose the collective breastfeeding knowledge and experience of mothers, grandmothers, health professionals and breastfeeding counsellors.

The Hard Fruits Of Labour

Sai Villafuerte | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK
Sai Villafuerte

As children, we are told to 'dream big'. We are told that hard work gets you to the top and that by doing so, you can lead a successful and happy life...

How Can We Protect Children On The Move?

Marie-Pierre Poirier | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK
Marie-Pierre Poirier

Up until recently migration was not such a loaded word. It represented movement, opportunity, adventure. There was nothing of the heated debates and p...

What The World Needs From A Global Britain

Kirsty Young | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Kirsty Young

The UK Government intends to review the rules through which UK aid is spent. After all, these systems shouldn't be static or inflexible and they must of course respond to and reflect the world in which they operate. But in doing so, we mustn't lose the clarity of purpose that our aid has, or allow it to become tied to short term military or trade missions that would lessen its impact. Instead, let it continue to focus on the lives it saves and the poverty it eradicates.

What's Next For Mosul?

Levison Wood | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK
Levison Wood

The people I met once had good jobs, salaries and owned their own homes before ISIS came and took everything from them. Their children went to school, they played in the streets outside their homes and imagined a future - now they will have to rebuild everything.

Children In Yemen Need Our Support To Stop The Spread Of Cholera

Mike Penrose | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

More than two years of brutal conflict, a looming famine and now life-threatening cholera that is spreading rapidly - right now, nearly ten million children in Yemen are in extreme danger. Yemen is currently facing a fast-spreading cholera outbreak that is of an unprecedented scale. In the last month, the number of reported cases has nearly doubled since the previous outbreak, and a much more infectious strain seems to be the culprit this time: contaminated water, untreated sewage and uncollected garbage have led to more than 400 associated deaths alone.

H&M UK Converts Plastic Bag Charges In To £1million Cash For Children

Kate Goldman-Toomey | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Style
Kate Goldman-Toomey

Nyapour, from South Sudan, was only 9 when conflict came to her village. Forced to flee with her mum, she described how "I was very frightened by the war. I saw so many people wounded and men shooting guns, it was very bad."

Every Time You've Paid For A Plastic Bag In H&M You've Helped Raise £1 Million For Children

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Style

H&M has raised £1 million for charity from its 5p plastic bag charge. The high street retailer, which introduced the charge in 2015, has donated th...

'A Child Is A Child Wherever They May Be' - Why We Must Act To Protect Children On The Move

Lily Caprani | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK
Lily Caprani

One child moving is one child too many and this is why ahead of the G7 summit in Italy next week, Unicef is calling on governments to adopt a six-point agenda for action to protect these children and ensure their well-being.

Still Time To Avert Famine In Somalia - But We Must Act Now

Mike Penrose | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

This week, I was in Somalia, and the effects of drought were clear. What should have been green was dry with poor rains offering no respite. Some ...

Life On The Edge In Eastern Ukraine

Toby Fricker | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK
Toby Fricker

Among the havoc and uncertainty that the conflict breeds, there is hope. Diana and her peers are determined to continue their education and play a role in building a more stable future. Andrii is focussed on doing whatever he can so his children, "... live happy and prosper in life." Dasha is studying hard to realise her dream of going to University. But what happens next is never certain. As Andrii says, "The future? Well, that's an enigma. You can't predict it."

Failing Children In Dunkirk

Lily Caprani | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK
Lily Caprani

We must learn from what happened in Calais, when the UK showed it could do what it takes to get children to safety in a crisis. Similar support must be given to children in Dunkirk currently facing an uncertain future, to prevent these children disappearing and falling into the hands of traffickers looking to exploit them.

A Repeat Of Ethiopia Famine Would Be Catastrophic For East Africa's Children

Mike Penrose | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

New mother Nyankan and her baby Both have endured much since he was born in Bor, South Sudan. Malnourished since birth, the two-month-old has been get...

21st Century Skills For All: UNICEF And Pearson Launch Educational Partnership For Children

Mike Penrose | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

Tuấn Nguyễn lost his vision when he was 19. At the time, he was a sophomore in a Vietnamese university and had to quit school because he couldn't...

There Is Still Time To Stop Somalia Being Devastated By Famine - But It Is Running Out Fast

Susannah Price | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Susannah Price

Mothers bring their children to a health clinic in an IDP camp in Baidoa, Somalia. C. UNICEFSomalia/2017/Prinsloo Baidoa is a dusty town haunted by t...

Katherine Jenkins Hits Back At David Beckham Leaked Email Controversy

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Katherine Jenkins has hit back at comments allegedly made by David Beckham in leaked emails about her receiving an OBE. According to the hacked emails...

David Beckham Has His Say Amid 'Leaked' Emails Controversy

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

David Beckham has responded to claims on the front page of The Sun which suggested he’d involved himself in charity work with the intention of getti...

Children Fleeing Danger In Central America

Levison Wood | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK
Levison Wood

In the first six months of 2016, almost 26,000 unaccompanied children and close to 30,000 people travelling as a family, mostly mothers and young children, were apprehended at the US/Mexico border. Thousands more never made it to the border - apprehended, kidnapped, trafficked, murdered, or fallen victim of the harsh environment along the way.

#EmergencyLessons: How Unicef And ECHO Are Supporting Children In Egypt

Hayley Cull | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK
Hayley Cull

When I met Leen in Giza a few days ago, it was clear that at just 25 years old with three children aged 10, nine and four, she has learnt to be very strong from a young age. Having only arrived in Egypt a few weeks ago and still dealing with trauma herself, she has already started working as a teacher, providing vital psycho-social support and education to children who have experienced the same horrors as she did in Syria and along that 'Death Road'.

David Beckham Raises Awareness Around Child Abuse In New Unicef Campaign Video

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents

David Beckham has appeared in a new film for Unicef, highlighting the lifelong scars that emotional and physical abuse leaves on children. Beckham, wh...

Bicycles And Blankets: Protecting Children In Za'atari

Lily Caprani | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

This week has brought us the incredible news that The Boy on the Bicycle, a documentary about Syrian refugee children who have been forced to flee the...

Investing In Girls' Futures In Zambia

Sara Lovisolo | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Sara Lovisolo

There is a saying that goes "when you educate a girl, you educate a nation". And research by Unicef indeed shows that investing in girls and empowering them to reach their full potential is critical for overcoming cycles of intergenerational poverty*. Yet today around the world girls and women still face significant barriers to social and economic empowerment.

How Can You Help Children In Mosul?

Mike Penrose | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK
Mike Penrose

Estimates put the number of civilians living in Mosul at 1.2-1.5 million and it is thought that almost half are children, who may require lifesaving assistance as the conflict intensifies over the coming days and weeks.

What's Next For The Children Of Calais?

Lily Caprani | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

This week Home Secretary Amber Rudd told MPs that in the coming days and weeks hundreds of unaccompanied refugee children in Calais, many of whom have the right to be with family in the UK, will finally be brought to the UK ahead of the imminent demolition of the camp. After many months of campaigning on this issue at Unicef UK, we are thrilled about the announcement. Children have been languishing in the camp in Calais for far too long, with every day being another day they are alone and in danger. Another day that they could fall prey to traffickers.