October 30, 2013
UNICEF Running Low on Lifesaving Supplies in Central African Republic Amid New Wave of Displaced People
With an increasing number of people displaced by violence across the Central African Republic, UNICEF warns that in the coming weeks, the growing needs of the population will exceed the emergency supplies available. UNICEF urgently needs $3 million to procure emergency relief items such as blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans and soap for 55,000 internally displaced people in Central African Republic over the next six months.
October 25, 2013
As Syria awaits confirmation of suspected polio cases in the east of the country, UNICEF has joined the World Health Organization and other partners in mounting a large-scale immunization effort aimed at protecting as many children as possible against polio, as well as other vaccine-preventable diseases, both in the country and across the region.
October 24, 2013
A UNICEF charter plane carrying urgently-needed vaccines and food for children in Syria has arrived in Beirut, Lebanon. Supplies will be moved by truck into Syria. The cargo plane contained around 28.6 metric tons of supplies, including 265,000 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccines, and super-cereal, a complementary fortified food for children ages six to 23 months.
October 23, 2013
GP Cellulose announced it is supporting UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene programs in China through an initiative called Green Hand™ Project, which will help improve conditions in schools for approximately 15,000 children.
October 22, 2013
This holiday season, shoppers can help save and improve children’s lives when purchasing gifts for their loved ones. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is offering a wide array of gifts that give back, from actual lifesaving items for children to selections from UNICEF’s cards and gifts collection. Well-known brands like IKEA, Gucci, Montblanc and H&M are also featuring gift options that benefit UNICEF’s programs for children around the world.