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Press Centre (11/2018)

Measles cases spike globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage: New report

GENEVA/ATLANTA/NEW YORK, 29 November 2018: Reported measles cases spiked in 2017, as multiple countries experienced severe and protracted outbreaks of the disease. This is according to a new report published today by leading health organizations.

Millions of the world?s poorest urban children are more likely to die young and less likely to complete primary school than their rural peers - UNICEF

New report demonstrates ‘urban paradox’—  some of the poorest children in cities fare worse in well-being, education or health than poorest rural children


Joint statement by Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, on the Situation in Yemen

New York, 22 November 2018-- “The recent de-escalation in fighting in Hudaydah is providing a desperately needed respite to hundreds of thousands of civilians who remain in the city. We urge all parties to maintain it.

Millie Bobby Brown named UNICEF's youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador

Stranger Thingsstar appointed on World Children’s Day, when children around the world unite for their rights and ‘take-over’ key roles in government, entertainment and business 

Millie Bobby 'Blue' leads cast of stars in new UNICEF video for World Children's Day

Stranger Things star Brown ‘goes blue’ alongside Orlando Bloom, Dua Lipa, Liam Neeson, Lilly Singh and Blue Man Group in support of world’s most disadvantaged children


Yemen: Children in Hudaydah hospital at imminent risk of death

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore


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