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Laughing boys in Indonesia | Photo © UNICEF/HQ05-0316/Josh Estey

November 20, 2013

UNICEF Raises Awareness about Grassroots Sanitation on World Toilet Day

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 Children Safe is Critical in Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

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

Water Supply Back to Full Capacity in Typhoon-Devastated Tacloban

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

Lifesaving UNICEF supplies for children reaching areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan

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.”

November 15, 2013

New York Road Runners Partners with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF on “Run for the Philippines” Initiative to Support UNICEF’s Emergency Relief Efforts

New York Road Runners is partnering with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF on a “Run for the Philippines” initiative to support UNICEF’s emergency efforts to aid children impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. NYRR will also match the first $26,200 in donations by members of the running community across the nation, it was announced today by NYRR president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

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