Latest United Nations Children's Fund News

On the holidays, efforts to distract Ukrainian kids from war

Dec. 21, 2022 10:17 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a carpeted meeting room of what used to be a posh hotel, Ukrainian children are screaming with happiness at a performance put on for them and the joy of opening presents. In a country where children have experienced nearly 10 months of war, there are people...

UN: Children in Haiti hit by cholera as malnutrition rises

Nov. 23, 2022 14:22 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A cholera outbreak sweeping through Haiti is claiming a growing number of children amid a surge in malnutrition, UNICEF announced Wednesday. The deadly combination means that about 40% of cholera cases in the impoverished country of more than 11 million...

Dominican Republic expels 1,800 children to Haiti: UNICEF

Nov. 23, 2022 13:33 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Dominican authorities have expelled at least 1,800 unaccompanied Haitian migrant children this year, sending them back to their crisis-stricken country, UNICEF said. The Dominican Republic denied the claim, which came Tuesday amid the government's intensifying...

US official meets Ukrainian children at UNICEF hub in Warsaw

Nov. 09, 2022 14:04 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday that she does not expect the U.S. midterm election to weaken Washington's support for Ukraine given the bipartisan backing for Kyiv since Russia's invasion of its neighbor. Linda Thomas-Greenfield spoke...