May 15, 2013
As Cyclone Mahasen threatens to hit the communities in Rakhine State, UNICEF stands ready to support Myanmar and respond to humanitarian needs.
May 14, 2013
Western Union and Western Union Foundation Partner with UNICEF on PASS Initiative to Provide Young People with Access to Quality Education
The Western Union Company announced they will collaborate with UNICEF, the world’s leading international children’s organization.
May 10, 2013
UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the recruitment into armed groups and killing of a 17-year-old boy in the Central African Republic. On April 24, a 17-year-old and 19-year-old, whose names are withheld to protect the identities of their families, were ordered by an officer (known as the Colonel) of the Seleka rebel group to steal a vehicle in the capital of Bangui. A crowd gathered at the scene, and they were stoned to death by a mob while the Colonel leading the attempted theft fled the scene.
May 7, 2013
Responding to UNICEF’s urgent call for supplies, longstanding partner IKEA Foundation has donated 110,000 baby blankets to some of the world’s most vulnerable children affected by conflict. The blankets will be distributed to children living in refugee camps in Jordan and Uganda and infants visiting hospitals and health centers in Syria. The foundation will ship the IKEA blankets to the destination countries where UNICEF will handle distribution.
May 6, 2013
“UNICEF is appalled and outraged by the latest reported killings in Al Bayda and Baniyas. Reports say that on May 2 and 3, dozens of people, including women and children, were killed in the two towns. These latest deaths serve as another reminder that it is innocent civilians, especially children, who continue to pay the heaviest cost of the carnage in Syria."