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Donncha O’Callaghan goes back to school for UNICEF

11th September 2013 | by unicef | Schools | No Comments

UNICEF Ireland Ambassador and Irish rugby star, Donncha O’Callaghan, went back to his old school, CBC Cork, with RTÉ’s Two Tube to talk about his recent visit to meet Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

O’Callaghan, who met severely malnourished and sick children living in tented settlements in Lebanon, appealed to individuals, schools and communities all over Ireland to raise funds for UNICEF’s lifesaving work.

A lost generation, Donncha O’Callaghan on the one million Syrian child refugees

27th August 2013 | by unicef | Syria | No Comments

I imagine I was just one of many people in Cork deeply upset by the images of children lying dead in their homes in Syria which was all over our newspapers and TV screens this week. I first saw the photos on Twitter and was compelled to share my feelings of horror straight away. I […]

“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”

20th August 2013 | by unicef | Advocacy, Childrens Rights, Education | No Comments

Education activist Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan addresses youth delegates at the Malala Day celebration and UN Youth Assembly at UNHQ. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0391/Markisz “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” These are the words of one of the world’s most inspirational teenagers- a young woman who has already changed the world […]

UNICEF supports resumption of education in China earthquake zone

28th May 2010 | by unicef | Education, Emergency | No Comments

Remote schools face challenges of high wind and extreme weather –  As relief pours into Yushu County, the epicentre of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck China’s Qinghai province on 14 April, outlying areas on the Qinghai Plateau still require urgent attention. In a recently concluded joint assessment mission to Yushu and Chenduo Counties, UNICEF and […]