“As COVID-19 disrupts immunizations, urgent action needed to protect most vulnerable children from deadly and debilitating diseases”

Initial preparatory work – in partnership with Gavi and WHO – will include purchasing boxes for the safe disposal of syringes and mapping out cold chain equipment to ensure delivery of effective vaccines

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The UNICEF is leading efforts to procure and supply COVID-19 vaccines in what could possibly be the world’s largest and fastest ever procurement and supply of vaccines, as part of the global vaccine plan of the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX Facility) led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Over 4 million children are currently estimated to be impacted by monsoon-induced disasters and in urgent need of life-saving support in four South Asian countries, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 13: As many as 4000 children may die in Nepal over the next six months due to the lockdown enforced to curb the spread of coronavirus, a UN agency has warned.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF on Friday announced an agreement to work together on COVID-19 response, through the historic COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund powered by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Three different United Nations (UN) agencies including the UNICEF, ILO, and the UN Women have urged the government for greater support to working families to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on children, laborers, and women.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The UNICEF Nepal has said that characterizing COVID-19 as a pandemic is not an indication that the virus has become deadlier. Rather, it is an acknowledgement of the disease’s geographical spread, the UN body said in a statement on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Ncell Private Limited in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and UNICEF is supporting the government for the National Measles Rubella (MR) Campaign 2020. The government aims to immunize over 3 million children across the country between the ages of 9 months to 5 years as a part of this much anticipated campaign.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: UNICEF Germany patron Elke Budenbender, who is currently on a visit to Nepal, has apprised herself of the status of children here and of the steps taken by UNICEF for the long-term solution to the challenges facing Nepal's children.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: An estimated 1,567 babies will be born in Nepal on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today. Nepalese babies will account for 0.4 per cent of the estimated 392,078 babies to be born on New Year’s Day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar-led Team Blue has defeated former Nepali captain Binod Das-led Team Red by six wickets.

Global gathering on nutrition

November 4, 2019 01:00 am

A global event on nutrition—Sun Global Gathering—is going to be held in Kathmandu from November 4 to 7. SUN, or Scaling Up Nutrition, is a global movement launched in 2010 with an aim of ending all forms of malnutrition. SUN brings together governments, civil society, private sector, academia, activists, and others in a common platform and provide framework for working together to improve the nutritional outcomes worldwide.  SUN Global Gathering (SUNGG) is the flagship event of the SUN movement which aims to develop a common understanding on the issue of malnutrition and reinforce commitment from governments and other sectors to improve nutrition.   The Government of Nepal is co-hosting the event with SUN movement Secretariat. It is an important opportunity for Nepal to showcase and reflect on its progress and learn from the experiences of other SUN countries in bringing down malnutrition.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Around 43 percent children under the age of five are malnourished in Nepal, according to a report published by UNICEF.

Executive Director of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta H Fore appointed Kanchan Amatya on the Global Board of Generation Unlimited.

KABUL, May 28: Attacks on schools in Afghanistan increased almost threefold last year, making it increasingly difficult to ensure an education for children in many parts of the country, the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF said on Tuesday.

GENEVA, May 25: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday warned here that in Afghanistan, the nutritional situation of children is alarming, with 2 million children under the age of five years suffering from acute malnutrition, among them 600,000 suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

UNITED NATIONS, April 30: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday that at least 327,000 children from Venezuela are living as migrants and refugees in Colombia, warning that their health, education, protection, and well-being will be in jeopardy without increased support.

To inspire confidence in the power and safety of vaccines, UNICEF is using the hashtag #VaccinesWork for the global campaign, centred around World Immunization Week, which runs from 24 to 30 April.

Cases have soared across the world, including in places where measles had previously been eliminated, like the United States”, asserted Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31: More than 6700 children have been killed since the outbreak of the Yemen war in 2015, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) announced yesterday.

SYRIA, Jan 16: Freezing temperatures and the lack of medical care have killed at least 15 displaced Syrian children in recent weeks, the United Nations reported on Tuesday.

More than 800 child recruits - 40% of them aged 15 or younger - have been set free by a militia fighting against Boko Haram in Nigeria.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Over 80 percent[i]of Nepali children, aged between one and 14, experience violent discipline. A significant number of toddlers, more than half, aged between one and two, are disciplined with the use of physical force.

DOLAKHA, April 26: UNICEF has handed over a health post building in Malu, of the district.  Deputy Executive Director of the organization, Fatoumata Ndiaye handed the building on the day after the three-year anniversary of the earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2018.

NEW YORK, Mar 6: The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, UNICEF said today. Overall, the proportion of women who were married as children decreased by 15 percent in the last decade, from 1 in 4 to approximately 1 in 5.

GENEVA, Mar 2: Syria’s government may allow an aid convoy with supplies for 180,000 people to go to the town of Douma in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta on Sunday, the Middle East director of the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The UNICEF on Monday launched Every Child Alive, a worldwide campaign to demand and deliver solutions on behalf of the world's newborns, along with a new report on newborn mortality.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The French Government has provided humanitarian aid of 200,000 euros to UNICEF Nepal.

UNITED NATIONS, June 20: The UN children's agency has announced the appointment of its youngest goodwill ambassador — 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist Muzoon Almellehan.

KATHMANDU, April 2: UNICEF handed over a pre-fabricated health post funded by football star Lionel Messi to the locals of Darbung, Gorkha on Saturday amid a function organized to declare the ward as fully immunized.

DARBUNG, April 2: The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has handed over a prefabricated health post in Darbung,  Gandaki Gaun Palika Ward 5, amidst an event which also included the ward being declared as fully immunized.

Some 300 million children live with outdoor air so polluted it can cause serious physical damage, including harming their developing brains, the United Nations said in a study released on Monday.