February 20, 2014
UNICEF appealed today for nearly $2.2 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance this year to 85 million people, including 59 million children, who face conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies in 50 countries.
February 14, 2014
David Beckham has made an emotional journey to the Philippines to meet children nearly 100 days after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador helped launch UNICEF's emergency appeal when the typhoon hit in November 2013 and today visited some of the worst affected areas of Tacloban, on Leyte Island.
February 12, 2014
At least 500 women and children were among civilians evacuated from the besieged old city of Homs over the past few days during the ongoing humanitarian operation being undertaken by the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. UNICEF staff accompanied children identified as vulnerable until they reached safety to ensure they were not separated from their families or otherwise placed at risk.
February 6, 2014
On Three Month Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, UNICEF Reports Real Progress for Children Despite Challenges
Three months after a massive Typhoon devastated the central Philippines, the long trek back to normalcy for children hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan has begun. UNICEF and its partners are playing a key role in restoring access to clean water and sanitation, in providing immunization against dangerous diseases and improving children’s health, in addressing maternal and neonatal under-nutrition, in re-establishing education and early childhood development programs, and in ensuring children are protected from abuse and exploitation.
February 4, 2014
UNICEF Provides Learning Opportunities for Syrian Refugee Children Who Are Not Eligible for Formal Schooling
UNICEF and its partners in Jordan are expanding education programs to reach the alarming number of “stay at home” children who have fallen behind by three or more grades, making them no longer eligible to enroll in formal schooling.