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Wednesday 21 March 2018
Suva, Fiji
Ten representatives from ten Pacific Island countries, including Tonga, are working with experts to improve data collection and planning to improve the lives of the most vulnerable families and children, at a workshop this week, 19-27 March.
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Wednesday 14 March 2018
Suva, Fiji
Poor data collection in several Pacific Island countries is obstructing UNICEF’s first assessment to measure progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for children. Children are at risk of being left behind in terms of improving health, sanitation, education, protection from violence, abuse and exploitation says a UNICEF report.
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Thursday 1 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
French Navy Ship, D’Entrecasteaux, delivered cyclone relief items to Tonga after detouring from its normal navigation trip in the Pacific soon after Cyclone Gita struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua on the evening of 12 February. The ship brought 46 cubic meters of items from Suva, Fiji, including tents, medical equipment, water and food parcels.
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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Suva, Fiji
Around 14,000 Tongan students will be able to return to school soon with new emergency education supplies provided by UNICEF in partnership with the NZ Defence Force, after Cyclone Gita damaged around 129 classrooms in 83 primary and secondary schools in southern Tonga last week.
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Friday 2 February 2018

Tarawa, Kiribati
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are working with the Government of Kiribati to support children, families and communities affected by the recent Butiraoi ferry disaster. 88 Kiribati passengers, including 23 children were on the 17m catamaran ferry that broke apart and sank two weeks ago
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Monday 18 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 children ended their Malie Va'inga "Just Play" tournament with a parade through Nuku’alofa promoting an end to violence on Saturday, 16 December.
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Thursday 2 November 2017

New York / Suva
Children as young as 12 months old around the world are experiencing violence in their homes by those entrusted to take care of them, reveals a new UNICEF report released on 1 November. Six out of every 10 one year olds in 30 countries are subjected to violent discipline on a regular basis and nearly a quarter are physically shaken as punishment. One in 10 are hit or slapped on the face, head or ears.
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Friday 1 September 2017

Suva, Fiji
‘The Beginning of Life’ a documentary focused on giving children the best possible start to life and reinforcing the proverb "it takes a village to raise a child", screened for the first time in the Pacific region on August 30, in Suva, Fiji.
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Friday 28 July 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Drones will be trialled for the first time in the Pacific to deliver lifesaving vaccines to inaccessible remote communities in Vanuatu starting in August. The trial will test the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of drones to be used on a regular basis.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Suva, Fiji
The depletion of water sources in places around the world by 2040, will affect up to 600 million children worldwide, warns a UNICEF report released on March 22 to mark World Water Day. The report focuses on how the wellbeing of children is threatened by lack of access to safe water and how a changing climate will worsen the situation in the future. Pacific Island countries face particular challenges.
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Tuesday 3 January 2017
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Emergency response efforts to earthquake affected communities in Solomon Islands, Makira province, are continuing to be supported by UNICEF, with the provision of education, water and hygiene supplies, following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in early December 2016.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has made an investment in its children by making a commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the visiting UNICEF Representative to the Pacific Mr Sheldon Yett observed. He attended an event celebrating United Nations Day and the launch of Cyber Safety week at Fa’onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 16 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
The Government of Nauru has reinforced its commitment to children’s rights by passing the Child Protection and Welfare Act on 10 June. This means legal provisions for the welfare, care and protection of all children in Nauru under the age of 18.
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Wednesday 6 April 2016

Suva, Fiji
A new cyclone is threatening children and families in Fiji, UNICEF warned this afternoon. Only weeks after Category 5 Cyclone Winston ripped through the Fiji Islands, affecting 40% of the population, Fiji is once again facing extreme weather conditions due to the presence of three tropical disturbances, one of which has formed into rapidly-intensifying Cyclone Zena.
Thursday 25 February 2016

Suva, Fiji
As the full picture of the worst cyclone ever to hit Fiji becomes more apparent, UNICEF Pacific estimates that up to 120,000 children across the county may be worst affected. Destruction in some of the worst hit areas is “overwhelming”, says a new UNICEF report today.
Friday 13 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A severe Tropical Cyclone Pam that was upgraded to Category 5 early this morning is expected to hit Vanuatu tonight, Friday March 13 and emergency plans have been activated.
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Wednesday 15 October 2014
Hand washing

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Global Handwashing Day today, October 15, reminds everyone of the importance of washing our hands with soap to prevent diseases from spreading.
Thursday 4 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
One in three Pacific children under the age of five are stunted, UNICEF's Olav Kjorven, told the Small Islands Developing States conference in Samoa this week. “Under nutrition early in life contributes directly to a propensity for obesity in adulthood. We need to address both sides of this issue,” he urged.
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Monday 5 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A regional cold storage facility for vaccines has been established in Nadi, Fiji, donated by the New Zealand Government.
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Suva, Fiji
Widespread coverage by Pacific immunisation programmes is a significant reason why deaths to children under the age of five have dramatically declined in the Pacific countries and territories. But there are still too many children who are not fully vaccinated and not only are they at risk, but they tend to be in groups who are susceptible to an outbreak, warns Dr Karen Allen, the Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund in the Pacific, at the start of World Immunisation Week, today.
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