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UNICEF Ireland
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We were lucky enough to have Professor Brian Nolan of the University of Oxford by our side this week as we presented some very interesting data on the well-being of Irish children. READ his analysis here Unicef Ireland Youth
We were lucky enough to have Professor Brian Nolan of the University

Household and youth unemployment levels ‘concerning,’ expert warns

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UNICEF Ireland
UNICEF Ireland
06/21/2017 at 17:03. Facebook
So great to hear top sportsmen talk about enjoying being Dads! Well done to the All Blacks and to colleagues in UNICEF New Zealand for producing this lovely film about Fatherhood in a week when we are all paying attention to the Dads #EarlyMomentsMatter Unicef Ireland Youth
UNICEF Ireland
UNICEF Ireland
06/19/2017 at 07:49. Facebook
UNICEF's latest Report Card ranks Ireland for child well-being and contains fascinating findings. Teen birth rate and drunkenness are down, but the rate of teen suicide here is the 4th highest in the EU/OECD region. Ireland also scores badly on breastfeeding, there is interesting reading on other nutrition issues too and the number of young people not in education, employment or training...
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It took the family 28 years to build the house says Mum Shanthi Renuka Liyanage (47), but it was gone in an instant when floods swept through Sri Lanka’s South Western belt on May 25th. Everyone in this family survived by clinging onto a tree trunk when the flood waters came, but the future is now uncertain for them. Across 14 of the country’s 25 districts, 213 people have died in recent...
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It took the family 28 years to build the house says Mum
Mark Apono, 29, a physiotherapist from Lira, Uganda, plays with his 22-month-old son Michael Angelo Welo outside their residence at a hospital compound in Napak, Karamoja, eastern Uganda, Thursday 16 March 2017. “We don’t have a set programme when we play. We just sing a lot, play football. Everything I do, he copies. We talk to him all the time and he can talk now. He loves music and singing....
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Mark Apono 29 a physiotherapist from Lira Uganda plays with his 22monthold
Baby Hassan is critically ill. Malnutrition brought him close to death's door. Thankfully, Mum Ugazo got him to a UNICEF stabilisation centre in Hargeisa, Somalia where he is getting the treatment he needs. UNICEF Ireland's Executive Director met Hassan on a fact-finding mission to famine-risk zones last week. He describes conditions as 'distressing' and has issued an appeal for donations. 1.4...
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Eight-month-old Hassan is comforted by Mum Ugaso and UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power at a stabilisation centre for severely malnourished children in Hargeisa, Somalia. Hassan, who was already weak, had been vomiting when he was brought in five days ago. He is now being treated for malnutrition. Somalia is currently one level below famine on an international humanitarian scale....
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Eightmonthold Hassan is comforted by Mum Ugaso and UNICEF Ireland Executive Director
Writing in Independent.ie today, UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power asks "Famine in Somalia - are we letting it happen... again?"
Writing in Independentie today UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power asks Famine

Peter Power: Famine in Somalia – are we letting it happen… again?

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The worst may still lie ahead. UNICEF is fighting to save 1.4 million children in Somalia from malnutrition. We fear the country is on the brink of another famine. Our teams are on the ground supplying food and medicine, clean water and sanitation. Help us save children visit #4Famines Millions of children are at risk from famine in South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and the greater Horn of Africa....
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Millions of children under 5 were vaccinated against measles in Syria this month. UNICEF provided 3 million doses of measles vaccine, and let parents know about the campaign through posters and flyers. Before the current crisis, Syria’s immunisation coverage was one of the best in the region at 80 per cent, but by 2015 it had already dropped to 41 per cent. In some conflict areas routine...
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Millions of children under 5 were vaccinated against measles in Syria this
Ni’mat (9) is just like most girls her age - she'd rather not spend her day helping her Mum at home! She prefers to go to school. What makes her different is that, age 9, she is attending school for the first time. Her school is run by volunteers at a camp for displaced people in Syria. Ni'mat lives in a tent with her mother and four siblings in besieged east Ghouta, in rural Damascus. “This...
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Nimat 9 is just like most girls her age shed rather not
Famine has not yet been declared in Somalia, but we fear it is close. A prolonged period of drought means people don't have water, they don't have food and now they are getting sick from diseases like cholera. Children who are malnourished are weaker, and more likely to get sick from illnesses like measles and diarrhoea. Any level of sickness when you are in a weakened state is dangerous, and...
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Myo Thein (10) knows what he wants to do with his life. "Maths is my favourite subject... But, when I grow up I want to be a doctor, so I can help people." The 3rd class pupil works on his homework at Sin Tet Maw camp for internally displaced persons in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Myo Thein was only 6 when his family fled their former home. His teacher Mr Swe worries about what will happen to him...
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Myo Thein 10 knows what he wants to do with his life
"We want to be safe, like Europe people" - Dounia (11) is from Afghanistan. She and her family fled to Greece when they became concerned about their safety. Smugglers locked her family in the dark for 12 days and she lost out on two years of school. UNICEF is helping Dounia get English tuition. If you believe #AChildIsAChild share this video.
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"I know we are poor, but not to the extent of standing on the road half-naked" - Joy (17) from Nigeria was forced into prostitution after making the dangerous crossing from North Africa to Italy. She thought she had the possibility of a better life. Now she is afraid to go home #AChildIsAChild