Contents tagged with UNICEF

  • UN: Hundreds of thousands of Russians on verge of starvation

    More than 9 million Russians live in conditions of food shortage or malnutrition, according to the UNICEF report “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021”.

    According to the organization, which is part of the UN, in 2018-20, 400 thousand Russian citizens were in the group of "severe food insecurity".

    These are people who are on the verge of starvation. This category, according to the methodology, includes those who are forced to limit the amount of food, skip meals or not …

  • Assad’s troops attack Eastern Ghouta in defiance of armistice

    Despite the daily humanitarian breaks imposed by Russia, Syrian government troops are advancing deeper into the suburbs of Damascus in Eastern Ghouta. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the army of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has already captured several villages. 

    According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Syrian government may let a convoy carrying medical supplies and food for 180,000 people enter Duma, one of the districts of Eastern Ghouta, …

  • Germany to allocate 1.5 million euro to UNICEF’s Children fund in Ukraine

    Germany will provide Ukraine with another EUR 1.5 million for UNICEF emergency measures, reported the German Embassy in Ukraine.

    Germany recently decided to grant one million euros for the humanitarian activities of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or UNHCR. It will continue to provide support for the UNICEF Children’s Fund project "Emergency Response in Eastern Conflict Areas of Ukraine" in the amount of an additional EUR 1.5 million.

    "This assistance is again …

  • Italy has allocated 1 million Euro for the residents of the Donbas

    The Italian government has allocated €1 million to the UN World Food Programme and UNICEF to assist victims of the conflict in the Donbas. This was stated by the Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine, Davide La Cecilia, in a briefing on Thursday, February 23rd.

    “Italy will provide help to Ukraine this year. The Italian government and Italian Development Cooperation have allocated €1 million to help the people who have been affected in eastern Ukraine. Of the one million, €700,000 will be provided to …

  • UNICEF: One millon children require urgent humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine

    According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, the number of children requiring urgent humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine has double over the last year, reaching one million, TASS reported.

    UNICEF stated that the increase “is due to the continued fighting and the steady deterioration of life in eastern Ukraine, where some 1.7 million people have been internally displaced, and many families have lost their incomes, social benefits and access to …

  • UNICEF: More than half a million children ‘deeply affected’ by the conflict in Ukraine

    According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the conflict in Ukraine has "considerably affected" the lives of 580,000 children living in the combat zone.

    In a press release, the Fund says that more than one third of these children are in need of psychiatric and social support.

    The conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues despite numerous ceasefire agreements, and more than 9,000 people have died as a result of hostilities since the conflict started in …