My name is Henry Goldberg, and I am a junior at St. Mark’s School of Texas, located in Dallas. After seeing Caryl Stern speak at our sister school, Hockaday, last year, I was inspired to start our own UNICEF Club at St. Mark’s. During the school year, I met with Hannah Wright, UNICEF’s North Texas Community Engagement Fellow. She suggested that we host a film screening of Not My Life for St. Mark’s, Hockaday, Greenhill, and any other local high school UNICEF clubs that wanted to participate.
NEW YORK (March 16, 2015) – While distributing its pre-positioned emergency supplies in Vanuatu, UNICEF also has dispatched additional life-saving supplies for affected communities from its Pacific regional warehouse in Suva, Fiji. This includes health, education, child protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) supplies.
NEW YORK (March 16, 2015) – Super Tropical Cyclone Pam smashed into Vanuatu late Friday night and early Saturday morning following initial impact in the Solomon Islands.
The storm reached peak intensity on Friday night with winds in the eye region averaging 250 to 270 kmph with gusts to 340 kmph.
NEW YORK (March 12, 2015) – Some 14 million children across the region are now suffering from the escalating conflict sweeping Syria and much of Iraq, said UNICEF today.
With the conflict in Syria now entering its fifth year, the situation of more than 5.6 million children inside the country remains the most desperate. That includes up to 2 million children who are living in areas of the country largely cut off from humanitarian assistance due to fighting or other factors. Some 2.6 million Syrian children are still out of school.
Celebrating the paperback release of her book, I Believe in ZERO: Learning from the World’s Children, we welcomed Caryl M. Stern, as the featured speaker in our Saving Children: A Speakers Series Luncheon on October 7th. Caryl’s book recounts her personal, and remarkable, stories from the front lines of UNICEF’s work around the world.
The Northwest Region hosted Dr. Susan Bissell, Chief of Child Protection, at the Winter Speaker Series on January 27th at The Battery. The Speaker Series educates the civic and philanthropic community on various areas of UNICEF’s work. Each event focuses on a different topic with a presentation and discussion led by a UNICEF staff member, who’s an expert in the field.
For the fourth year in a row, Auburn High School's UNICEF Club hosted a banquet benefiting UNICEF's work in more than 190 countries and territories around the world. This year’s focus was disease prevention—showcased by leaders presentations on vaccines, Malaria, Ebola, and other aspects of UNICEF's work in child health and development. The education was intertwined with food and fun as local bands comprised of Auburn High School students provided the evening’s entertainment.