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December 5, 2013

Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director Statement of Condolence Nelson Mandela

UNICEF joins millions of people around the world who mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa.

December 5, 2013

Kimberly-Clark Announces Grant Winner for Global Hygiene Initiative

Kimberly-Clark will donate $50,000 in support of a UNICEF clean water, sanitation and hygiene project in response to consumer votes received during the recent Global Handwashing Day Challenge. UNICEF will use the grant from Kimberly-Clark to support the installation of deep-well water pumps for communities in need. Proper hygiene behaviors are essential to combating water-borne diseases, but good hygiene is impossible without clean water. Deep-well water pumps help provide clean and safe water for community residents to drink, wash and bathe.

December 3, 2013

Another Harsh Winter Bears Down on Syria’s Children

Nearly 5.5 million vulnerable Syrian children will soon face another season of harsh winter weather. This past January brought the coldest temperatures in more than a decade and UNICEF is very concerned that exposure to similarly cold and wet conditions will place further strain on the health and wellbeing of displaced Syrian children.

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.

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