stories from the frontline
Covid-19 has impacted access to vaccines, education, and exacerbated issues around food shortages.
The simple act of hand washing is the best protection we have against Covid-19.
New analysis from Save the Children and UNICEF reveals that without urgent action, the number of children living in poor households across low- and middle-income countries could increase by 15 per cent, to reach 672 million
After more than five years of conflict, families in Yemen now face the threat of a deadly pandemic without even the most basic supplies.
As Covid-19 spreads around the world, communities in the Pacific are desperately preparing to respond to the imminent threat of the pandemic.
As Covid-19 spreads around the world, water and soap are more important than ever before. But what if you didn’t have access to them?
Photographers in countries around the world are at home with their families – these are their photos.
For more than 70 years, we have been working to improve the lives of children and their families.
How to protect yourself and your children.
But rainbows offer a ray of hope all over the country. “Andrà tutto bene"
Straight from the playground - here are the tough questions kiwi kids want answered about Covid-19.
NZ govt pledges $5 million to protect Indonesia against Covid-19.
A reflection on the value of education in the wake of Covid-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic is fast becoming a lasting crisis for children.
Doctor Nikki Turner
What can you do? Be part of the solution!
Six strategies for teens facing a new (temporary) normal.
For the first time ever, UNICEF New Zealand is fundraising to support Kiwi children and families impacted by Covid-19.
Not only must the region protect its people from the deadly coronavirus pandemic, it has to also recover from a second wave of destruction - Tropical Cyclone Harold.
Maya Vai Bourne has a massive heart – she supports her husband Anthony who is on dialysis for ten hours a day as well as her three children and five nieces and nephews. She tells UNICEF NZ why food parcels have been so important for her family during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The Covid-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on global supply chains. UNICEF is developing innovative solutions to ensure we continue to reach as many children as possible with life-saving supplies.
As the Covid-19 crisis pushes families to the brink, Kiwi Mum Malaina Tuafa says now is not the time to worry about putting your hand up for a bit of help.
As COVID-19 continues to turn our lives upside down, Mother’s Day will look a little different.
Gemma McCaw speaks to UNICEF NZ about the joys of motherhood and why looking out for others is so important during the COVID-19 crisis.
"It's even more important that we continue to support children in these communities."
UNICEF appeals for NZD $2.6 billion to meet the growing needs of children impacted by COVID-19.
Children and parents around the world are making a new normal
With 116 million expected births in the approximately 9 months since the Covid pandemic was recognised, UNICEF calls on governments and donors to maintain lifesaving services for pregnant women and newborns.
Going the distance to reach every child, no matter where they live.
Find out more about the most commonly recommended vaccines.
Vaccines can prevent disease outbreaks now and in the future.
As COVID-19 has continued to spread globally, more than 117 million children in 37 countries may miss out on receiving the lifesaving measles vaccine.
Find out how vaccines keep your child and community safe.
It’s hard to be a child in Timor-Leste. New Zealanders are helping to change that.
As the conflict enters its 10th year, millions of children are entering their second decade of life surrounded by war, violence, death and displacement.
UNICEF Pacific Chief of Comms Cate Heinrich flew aboard a lifesaving vaccine delivery to Samoa last November.
Rachel Petero and Carmen Vicelich
Boosting efforts to fight pneumonia could avert nearly 9 million child deaths from pneumonia and other major diseases, a new analysis has found ahead of the first ever global forum on childhood pneumonia.
No child too far.
How do you make your charity donations go further?
We urgently need your help in petitioning the NZ Govt to support survivors of the Syrian war.
Four years ago, Ramia Saidawi left Syria, with her husband and two girls, for a life of safety in New Zealand
NZ is in the middle of a housing crisis with many sides - cost, quality and availability among them. But every child has the right to a safe and healthy home
My bags and I are heading to Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh - the largest refugee settlement in the world
Three-year-old Nur has been vomiting for three days, with severe diarrhoea, and now his father watches him, wondering if he waited too long to bring him in.
Of every 1000 children under five in Kiribati, 47 will die, often from entirely preventable causes. But that's changing.
Eight-year-old Bassam and his family have been running from war for five years, only to have it chase them every step of the way
An unusual ally has been enlisted in the fight against polio in the war-torn mountains of Yemen: Donkeys
Statement from UNICEF Director of Data, Research and Policy Laurence Chandy
New Zealand still isn’t immune from outbreaks of disease, and a lack of vaccination can still be a death sentence for kiwi children
As violence escalates in the Syrian region of Raqqa, families have been fleeing their homes to poorly equipped temporary shelters and camps.
When 19-year-old, award-winning shot putter Nathaniel is not training, he's helping out Kiwi kids as a teacher aide at a Hutt Valley kindergarten.
19 year old Lyric Brooklyn has spent time living on the streets since his early teens. He talks about the challenges of being young and homeless in Wellington.
Syrian children have been fighting to survive war, hunger, poverty and disease. But now they are fighting to survive the cold.
Every day we see the very worst of what people can do to one another, and the very worst conditions that people are forced to survive in.
Iman fled the war in Syria with her four children, but just when she thought they were safe – they faced a threat they couldn’t escape: winter.
Meet Ahmed and Harry.
Marie-Pierre Poirier recently travelled the migrant route through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia. She shares her story with us
Some Syrian families are attempting to live in relative normality, as fighting takes place down the road
The foreign object is a UNICEF sport-in-a-box kit. It’s the key ingredient in a new partnership between the Black Ferns and UNICEF called PLAY ON, helping children all over the Pacific.
Drone technology is proving a game changer when it comes to immunising the world's hardest-to-reach children
Te Hiringa Tamariki is UNICEF New Zealand’s tamariki Māori wellbeing model. The model was developed during 2018 and 2019 with the assistance of 600 Māori who attended hui in Hastings, Wellington and Auckland.
Baby Luthfi was born just six days after the dual disasters that devastated Indonesia. His mother was feeding him with formula, until a UNICEF-trained midwife supported his transition to breast milk.
Adaline has been sent home with a months-long course of Plumpy’Nut® – a peanut-based nutritional paste - that can return her to full health, little by little.
Most of the schools in Penama Province, Vanuatu, do not have toilets and there are some obvious health risks for children. With support from our donors, we're helping change this.
A sobering new report details for the first time the shocking levels of physical, emotional and sexual violence, as well as neglect, faced by children living in the Pacific and Timor-Leste.
It’s not your ordinary peanut butter from the supermarket. It’s called Plumpy’nut®, also known as Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food.
Tuimaleali'ifano Fiso leans forward against the podium, clasps her hands together, and sings...
A gathering to inspire young indigenous voices.
In 2017 the Manaro volcano, on Vanuatu’s Ambae Island, started to erupt. Within days, the island’s residents were evacuated.
By improving access to water, we’re improving children’s health and education.
Roimata works night shifts so the family doesn’t have to pay for before and after-school care.
Haillee explores her passion for writing as part of Ara Tahoi Youth Week.
Clarke Gayford has joined UNICEF New Zealand to stress the importance of parents spending time with their children.
13-year-old Evie Johnson from Christchurch used her passion to help others.
Throughout the world more than 663 million people live without a safe water supply close to home. Many of our Pacific neighbours have to deal with this every day.
Wellbeing Budget: A systemic approach to complex issues
We have been talking to rangatahi throughout the country about their opinions on issues affecting them.
Meet 31-year-old Michael Leo from Vanuatu. He works on an Orchard in Hawke's Bay to help his wife and two children back home.