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December 3, 2013

Katy Perry Appointed Newest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

At a special event held today at UNICEF Headquarters, global pop superstar Katy Perry was appointed UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on engaging young people in the agency’s work to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children and adolescents.

November 29, 2013

More than 850,000 infants saved from HIV since 2005, but alarming trends seen among adolescents

A new report released today by UNICEF shows great progress has been made to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, with more than 850,000 new childhood infections averted between 2005 and 2012 in low- and middle-income countries.

November 28, 2013

Breastfeeding is Life-Saving for Babies in Philippines Typhoon Emergency

UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today called on those involved in the response to the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) disaster to promote breastfeeding which protects children from unnecessary illness and death.

November 26, 2013

UNICEF Distributes School Equipment and Aid Supplies to Children in Philippines

UNICEF is distributing School-in-a-Box and recreation kits to children in Tacloban and Roxas still living amidst the chaos left by Super Typhoon Haiyan. More than 350 School-in-a-Box kits arrived in Cebu on Saturday morning on a flight donated by KLM. Each kit contains enough stationery, reading material, arithmetic and learning tools for 15,000 children ages six and up for three months.

November 26, 2013

Children in Typhoon-Hit Tacloban Receive Vaccines Against Measles, Polio

Children in Tacloban—the hardest-hit city by Typhoon Haiyan—were today vaccinated against measles and polio in the first phase of a mass campaign by the Government of the Philippines with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other partners. They also received Vitamin A supplements to help improve their immunity against infections.

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