November 13, 2012
Since unrest broke out in Rakhine State, Myanmar in June, UNICEF has provided urgently needed help to save severely malnourished children, to prevent water borne diseases and to provide basic necessities to displaced children and their families. The agency urgently needs $1.5 million for emergency supplies and is also seeking additional funds to provide stable support to children and their families caught up in the crisis for the next several months.
October 24, 2012
World Polio Day is a stirring reminder of all that we have achieved together in the fight against polio. There is much to celebrate. Fewer children than ever before suffer the debilitating effects of this cruel disease. For the first time in its history, this year, India was declared polio free. We can see before us the finish line: the eradication of polio. But World Polio Day is also a sobering reminder that, as in many long distance races, the last mile is the hardest one.
October 19, 2012
[PARTNER RELEASE] H&M is extending its All for Children collaboration with UNICEF to include Bangladesh. H&M will contribute $7.99 million to the project, which is H&M’s biggest donation to community investment to date. The goal is for approximately 40,000 children aged from 3 to 14 years in targeted slums around Dhaka to have improved access to quality education, basic life skills and social protection services. The expected long-term impact of the project is to contribute to overall poverty reduction.
October 16, 2012
UNICEF is accelerating its efforts to help children and families displaced by the Syria crisis deal with the coming winter, in a region where temperatures can plummet to below freezing. Refugee leaders voiced concerns about the impact of the cold temperatures on families who fled Syria wearing summer clothing and are living predominantly in tents, along with the effects of rain and strong winds. About 30,000 Syrian refugees—half of them estimated to be children—are sheltering at the tented camp, located in a desert area of northern Jordan.
October 15, 2012
[PARTNER RELEASE] To mark the fifth anniversary of Global Handwashing Day, Kimberly-Clark and The Healthy Workplace Project today announced a 30-day challenge that will culminate in a $25,000 donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of a UNICEF Global Handwashing initiative. The goal is to raise awareness of critical hygiene-related health challenges facing world communities. Between October 15 and November 15, people can take a three-question online quiz. Anyone who participates can choose one of three UNICEF projects to benefit.