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Press Centre (9/2015)

UNICEF: Sustainable Development Goals beginning of the 'drive to turn commitments into action'

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals

NEW YORK, 25 September 2015 - “Today’s welcome decision marks the end of a process – and a beginning. The drive to turn commitments into action.


UNICEF response to EU summit on refugee and migrant crisis

NEW YORK/GENEVA/BRUSSELS, 23 September 2015 – "UNICEF welcomes the recognition by the EU that the best interests of children are paramount in their relocation within the EU and that the special needs of children for health care and protection should be a primary concern.

UNICEF and WFP to reach thousands of Syrians in Turkey with new support from the European Union Trust Fund for the Syria Crisis

14 September 2015, ANKARA – An inauguration ceremony was held today to mark the contribution of €17.5 million in humanitarian assistance to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) through the newly established European Union Madad Fund.  In response to the crisis in Syria, high-level representatives from the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of European Union Affairs, Directorate General for Migration Management, Turkish Red Crescent, National Education Ministry and European Union member states gathered together for the event, officiated by the Delegation of the European Union.

UNICEF urges European leaders to quickly turn new commitments for refugees and migrants into action for children

NEW YORK, 11 September 2015 - UNICEF welcomes increasing commitments by European leaders to support refugees and migrants – commitments that should now trigger urgent action by all EU Member States to fully protect children. 

Child refugee crisis in Europe will only grow if humanitarian needs in Syria and the region are not met, warns UNICEF

NEW YORK, 10 September 2015 – The refugee and migrant crisis in Europe will only worsen if greater efforts are not made to end the protracted conflict in Syria and address the humanitarian needs of the millions affected by the violence, says UNICEF today.

United action needed now for child refugees: UNICEF

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 5 September 2015 – Europe has a brief window of opportunity, before winter approaches, to protect and care for the tens of thousands of children seeking refuge, UNICEF said today.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the child migrant and refugee crisis in Europe

NEW YORK, 3 September 2015 – “Heart-breaking images of children’s bodies washing up on the shores of Europe … lying suffocated in the backs of trucks crossing borders … being passed over barbed wire fences by desperate parents.

Number of women and children passing through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to seek refuge in Europe triples in three months

GENEVA / SKOPJE, 2 September, 2015– The number of women and children fleeing violence in countries of origin and passing through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia seeking refuge in Europe has tripled in the past three months, UNICEF said yesterday.

Conflict drives 13 million children out of school in the Middle East and North Africa

AMMAN, Jordan, 3 September 2015- Surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more than 13 million children from going to school, according to a UNICEF report released today. 

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