April 15, 2013
[PARTNER RELEASE] After helping to raise nearly $1.2 million for UNICEF in 2012, four American Airlines flight attendants returned from a trip to Brazil to see UNICEF initiatives that focus on child survival, protection and development, in addition to engaging adolescents to create social change.
April 12, 2013
UNICEF has clear evidence of the continuing recruitment and use of children by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) and is warning leaders that such practices represent a grave violation of international law. According to UNICEF more than 2,000 boys and girls were estimated to be associated with armed groups before the latest upsurge of fighting began last December. The takeover of the capital city of Bangui at the end of March by the Seleka coalition rebel group has not stopped these human rights violations.
April 12, 2013
A new Global Action Plan launched today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) has the potential to save up to 2 million children every year from deaths caused by pneumonia and diarrhea, some of the leading killers of children under five globally.
April 10, 2013
A study ranking developed countries in terms of child well-being, launched today by UNICEF’s Office of Research, finds that the Netherlands and four Nordic countries—Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden—top the list, while four southern European countries—Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain—are at the bottom. Report Card 11, from UNICEF’s Office of Research, examines the state of children across the industrialized world.
April 9, 2013
A special UNICEF-chartered flight carrying more than 23 tons of essential medicines, obstetric supplies and water tanks arrived yesterday in the conflict-ravaged Central African Republic capital city of Bangui, two weeks after an armed rebellion. The shipment is one of the first significant deliveries of relief supplies to the Central African Republic following weeks of insecurity and looting in which hospitals and health facilities suffered serious losses of medical supplies and equipment.