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Press Centre (5/2018)

Children in Mali bear heaviest brunt of conflict as security situation worsens

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore calls for more investments in children on first visit to Mali 
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"Stop attacks on children"


Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore 



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770,000 children under five suffering from acute malnutrition in Kasai region of Democratic Republic of the Congo

UNICEF report shows worrying humanitarian situation for children 
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On Mother's Day, UNICEF calls for the narrowing of "breastfeeding gaps" between rich and poor worldwide

Despite the benefits of breastfeeding, 1 in 5 babies in high-income countries are not breastfed at all, compared to just 1 in 25 in low- and-middle-income countries
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Over 140 million children at greater risk of illness as they miss life-saving vitamin A supplements

UNICEF urges immediate action as vitamin A coverage declines alarmingly, most starkly in West and Central Africa Photography: UNICEF-UN048391-Pirozzi
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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore on death of 11 children in Kandahar, Afghanistan

NEW YORK/KABUL, 30 April 2018 – “I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the attack which reportedly killed 11 children this morning while they were studying at a religious school in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province. 
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