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Press Centre (10/2015)

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on attack on health facility in Saada

NEW YORK, 27 October 2015 – “The health facility reportedly attacked today in Saada, Yemen, is the 39th health centre hit since the violence escalated in March. Critical shortages of fuel, medications, electricity, petrol and water threaten to stop many more from operating.

MTV helps raise vital funds and awareness for UNICEF refugee appeal

MILAN, 25 October 2015 – MTV announced its support for UNICEF’s Refugee Crisis Appeal at the 2015 MTV European Music Awards, held tonight in Milan and broadcast to millions around the world. 

World Polio Day: Fewer children than ever with polio

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 23 October 2015 – Never before in the history of polio have so few children in so few countries contracted the crippling virus – but we cannot rest until the number of cases is zero, UNICEF said on the eve of World Polio Day.

Lack of access to hygiene could endanger new Development Agenda - UNICEF

Handwashing rates lowest in low-income countries

NEW YORK, 15 October 2015 – Handwashing with soap is dangerously low in many countries, UNICEF reports, despite its proven benefits to child health.


A new school for Syrian children in Adana

ADANA, October 9, 2015 – A new school for Syrian children was officially opened in Adana today. The UNICEF-supported education centre was built in partnership with AFAD, the Ministry of National Education, and with the financial support of the Government of the United States of America. The centre has 24 classrooms: 20 for primary education and 4 for pre-school education, and will provide education for 1,452 students. UNICEF has, so far, supported the construction or refurbishment of 77 schools. Of 31 newly constructed schools, like the Adana education centre, 13 were supported by the US Government. 

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake marking the 50th Anniversary of UNICEF being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

NEW YORK, 6 October 2015 – “In accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of UNICEF in 1965, UNICEF’s second Executive Director, Henry Labouisse, said that “the welfare of today’s children is inseparably linked with the peace of tomorrow’s world.”  Today, in a world of growing turmoil, his words still ring true. And they speak to us all.

School bell rings for hundreds of thousands of Syrian children in Turkey

ANKARA, October 2, 2015 –A ceremony was held today, by the Ministry of National Education and UNICEF at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Primary school where Syrian students are also studying,to introduce the Provincial Action Plans that have been developed for the provinces hosting high numbers of Syrians. The Plans aim to increase the enrollment rates of Syrian children, enhance the quality of education and support the most disadvantaged Turkish and Syrian students in target provinces.

Safer learning for more than 2 million children caught in Syrian conflict

NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, 1 October 2015 – More than 2 million children whose lives have been torn apart by the conflict in Syria will have better access to education in safe environments through an agreement signed today by the European Union (EU) and UNICEF.

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