March 6, 2013
Starting today Facebook users can help provide children around the world with access to clean water and sanitation and urge their friends and family to do the same. The seventh annual UNICEF Tap Project, a national fundraising and awareness campaign, is going digital this year, turning the social network into a water network that has the power to save lives.
March 5, 2013
Nearly two years into the Syria crisis, the escalating level of violence is threatening the education of hundreds of thousands of children, a UNICEF assessment says. One fifth of the country’s schools have suffered direct physical damage or are being used to shelter displaced people. In cities where the conflict has been most intense, some children have already missed out on nearly two years of schooling. “The education system in Syria is reeling from the impact of violence,” said Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, UNICEF Syria Representative.
March 5, 2013
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and UNICEF welcome a new case study, which found that a baby treated with antiretroviral drugs in the first 30 hours of life and who continued on treatment for 18 months, appeared to be functionally cured. The findings were presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta, Georgia. According to researchers, the mother who was living with HIV at the time of birth had not received antiretroviral medication or prenatal care.
February 28, 2013
[PARTNER RELEASE] At the TEDxWomen luncheon today, Salma Hayek Pinault will announce CHIME FOR CHANGE, founded by Gucci, a new global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment. Representing fellow co-founders Frida Giannini and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as she launches the initiative, Hayek Pinault will present a short film that she narrates, with new music by Beyoncé, which will introduce CHIME FOR CHANGE to the world.
February 26, 2013
UNICEF is appalled by the reported deaths of at least 70 children as a result of missile strikes that hit residential areas of Aleppo on February 18 and 22. Civilians were killed in four separate missile attacks that hit the Jabal Badro, Tareeq Al-Bab and Ard Al-Hamra neighborhoods, in addition to a fourth in Tel Rifa’t on the outskirts of Aleppo. These latest attacks demonstrate the terrible impact of the conflict on civilians and on children in particular.