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November 8, 2013

UNICEF Poised to Help Children as Massive Typhoon Hits the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful typhoon of the year, hit the Philippines at 4:30 am local time today. The impact of the storm was severe as it made landfall on several island groups within central Philippines.

November 7, 2013

Lucy Meyer Named U.S. Fund for UNICEF Spokesperson for Children with Disabilities

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is proud to name 14-year-old Lucy Meyer as its Spokesperson for Children with Disabilities. A longstanding UNICEF supporter and Southern California Special Olympics Athlete, Lucy will continue to raise her voice to make the world a better place for all children.

November 6, 2013

The IKEA Soft Toys For Education Campaign Returns. Since 2003, Program has Impacted Ten Million Children and Raised $74 Million

IKEA announced today the return of its annual ‘Soft Toys for Education’ campaign, which will run from November 10, 2013 to January 4, 2014. During this period, the IKEA Foundation will donate one euro (approximately $1.34)* to UNICEF and Save the Children to give children in developing countries access to a quality education. Launched in 2003, the campaign has impacted 10 million children in 46 countries and donations have totalled $74 million for 90 projects.

November 4, 2013

UNICEF Executive Director Visits Lebanon, Urges Investment in Services for Children

Lebanon's generosity in supporting more than 400,000 refugee children from Syria should be matched by further international investment in public services such as education, said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake as he ended a visit to the country.

November 1, 2013

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow to Visit Central African Republic

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow will travel to the Central African Republic next week to draw attention to the plight of children as new fighting is making an already dire humanitarian situation even more precarious.

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