November 20, 2013
As the world observes Universal Children’s Day – the anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child – UNICEF is urging governments, civil society and ordinary citizens to shine a much stronger light on the millions of children globally who are victims of violence and abuse that continue to go unnoticed and under-reported.
November 20, 2013
On World Toilet Day -- declared an official United Nations Day by a UN General Assembly resolution in 2013 -- UNICEF reinforces the critical role communities play in bridging the gap to safe sanitation tools and practices globally. More than one-third of the world’s population does not have access to toilets, which has devastating consequences on the health and development of children.
November 19, 2013
Keeping the youngest survivors of Typhoon Haiyan safe and protected is a key priority while their homes and communities are being rebuilt in the aftermath of the devastating storm, said UNICEF today.
November 17, 2013
At least 200,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippine city of Tacloban and six surrounding districts are now receiving clean water for cooking and drinking, as the first water treatment plant came back to full operating capacity last night.
November 15, 2013
Amid the huge devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, critical life-saving supplies for children are being delivered by UNICEF in Tacloban, Ormac and Roxas, the areas most affected by the disaster. “Water supply service has been partially restored in Tacloban City with fuel, generators and spare parts secured for continued operations, said Ted Chaiban, Director of Emergency Programs for UNICEF in a briefing at the United Nations. “This provides some safe drinking water to almost 200,000 people.”