Mothers, children widely affected by continuing Syrian violence, UNICEF warns

The United Nations children’s agency today drew attention to the impact that the conflict in Syria is taking on mothers and children, especially on newborn babies.

Pneumonia and diarrhoea prevention can save millions of lives – UN

Preventing and treating pneumonia and diarrhoea – the two leading causes of death among children under five – can help save the lives of more than two million children, according to a report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

UNICEF: more affordable malaria bed nets will save $22 million

A reduction in the price of bed nets that protect people from malaria will allow the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to save some $22 million over the next year, the head of the agency announced today.

New UNICEF report to shine spotlight on challenges faced by urban children

The annual flagship report of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will this year focus on the challenges and disadvantages faced by children worldwide who live in cities and other urban areas.

UNICEF appeals for nearly $1.3 billion to assist children in 2012

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appealed today for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year, with nearly one-third of the total amount earmarked for the crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour steps down as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Renowned Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour has temporarily stepped down from his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as he embarks on campaigning as a candidate in his country’s presidential elections, the agency has reported.