UNICEF in Lebanon Ends its Contracts with G4S

UNICEF in Lebanon Ends its Contracts with G4S

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Lebanon has ended its contract with the world’s largest security company, G4S, following a boycott campaign by activists in the country and across the world over the company’s role in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. Earlier this month, G4S announced that it is selling $110m worth More...

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'All children' in Syria's Aleppo suffering trauma: UNICEF
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, December 12th, 2016
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‘All children’ in Syria’s Aleppo suffering trauma: UNICEF

  All children in Syria’s battered Aleppo are suffering from trauma after enduring some of the worst violence in their country’s war, the UN children’s agency said on Sunday. “All children More...

Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries: UNICEF
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries: UNICEF

  NEW YORK, 9 December 2016 – An estimated 535 million children – nearly one in four – live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, often without access to medical care, quality education, proper More...

Statement by UNICEF Syria Representative, Hanaa Singer, on the deteriorating situation for children in Aleppo and across the country
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Statement by UNICEF Syria Representative, Hanaa Singer, on the deteriorating situation for children in Aleppo and across the country

ALEPPO/DAMASCUS, 7 December 2016 – “I have just travelled back from Aleppo where the situation continues to plummet to even greater lows. “When I was there nearly 100 mortars fell on west Aleppo in a couple More...

U.N. launches another record humanitarian appeal that will likely fall short
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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U.N. launches another record humanitarian appeal that will likely fall short

The United Nations issued another record appeal, asking for $22.2 billion in humanitarian crisis response funding for 2017. The appeal is 10 percent higher than last year’s $19.7 billion appeal, which is only More...

UNICEF’s U-Report social platform hits 1 million active users
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, July 17th, 2015
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UNICEF’s U-Report social platform hits 1 million active users

NEW YORK, 16 July 2015 – U-Report, UNICEF’s groundbreaking, text-message based innovation that amplifies the voices and views of young people in developing countries, has reached 1 million active users. “U-Report More...

Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 2015 (IPS) – When international donors pledge millions of dollars either for post-conflict reconstruction or for humanitarian aid, deliveries are rarely on schedule: they are either More...

WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had delivered life-saving medical supplies to the southern city of Aden in Yemen, where most health facilities are “non-functional” due to fighting More...

UNICEF gives floor to CAR youth through telephony
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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UNICEF gives floor to CAR youth through telephony

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched the “You Report” project which allows young Central African Republic citizens to express themselves, thanks to a mobile phone hotline covering various More...

Pacific nations struggling with deforestation and malnourishment – UN report
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Pacific nations struggling with deforestation and malnourishment – UN report

Children from the village of Hanuabada play cricket in the streets, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – a country where the UN report highlighted problems, particularly with access to safe sanitation. Photograph: More...


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