July 30, 2013
UNICEF Ambassador and National Basketball Association (NBA) star Pau Gasol, returned today to Barcelona, Spain following a visit with Syrian refugees in Iraq. More than 1.7 million people – of which around 50 percent are children – have fled the armed conflict in Syria into neighboring countries, including more than 160,000 in Iraq.
July 25, 2013
The IKEA Foundation helps UNICEF bring the gift of play to children affected by emergencies around the world
In an innovative collaboration, the IKEA Foundation is donating a range of IKEA toys to UNICEF’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) kits to help meet the needs of some the most vulnerable young children in the world. Over the next two years, the kits will be distributed to an estimated 1.2 million children living in emergency or post-conflict settings, such as camps for refugees and other displaced people.
July 23, 2013
UNICEF and partners have just completed delivery of life-saving supplies to the embattled city of Aleppo in northwestern Syria. At least 2.4 million people are affected by the conflict in Aleppo, the highest number in the country. According to UNICEF, half of these are children.
July 22, 2013
A majority of people in most countries where female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated oppose the harmful practice, according to a new UNICEF report issued today. Despite that opposition, more than 125 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to FGM/C, and 30 million girls are still at risk of being cut in the next decade.
July 19, 2013
July 12 has been named Malala Day, in honor of 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai’s courage and commitment to education. Today, the honoree addressed the United Nations Youth Assembly with a message of strength, forgiveness and compassion – and the power of education.