September 3, 2013
A plane carrying 100 tons of UNICEF emergency supplies to assist Syrian refugee children and families arrived on Sunday in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Some 50,000 refugees have arrived in the last two and a half weeks, half of whom are children.
August 28, 2013
National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Kyrie Irving has just concluded a visit to South Africa, where he participated in a variety of educational programs supported by UNICEF’s Schools for Africa initiative.
August 23, 2013
One million Syrian children have now been forced to flee their homeland as Syria’s civil war continues to rage. “This one millionth child refugee is not just another number,” said Anthony Lake, UNICEF’s Executive Director. “This is a real child ripped from home, maybe even from a family, facing horrors we can only begin to comprehend.”
August 19, 2013
As thousands of refugees flood into Iraq’s northern Kurdish region from the on-going violence in Syria, UNICEF and partners are rushing to meet their urgent needs. UNICEF and a local partner have distributed more than 125,000 liters of bottled water, along with four tankers of safe water to cover additional needs, at Peshkhabour since Thursday.
August 19, 2013
Laura Marano, actress and star of the Disney Channel series Austin and Ally, has been named the 2013 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Ambassador. In this role, Marano will advocate, educate and fundraise for the original Kids Helping Kids® campaign, which has already raised more than $170 million since 1950 to aid children around the world.