Special Olympics Athlete and Advocate Lucy Meyer to Raise Funds and Awareness for Children with Disabilities Globally

NEW YORK (July 16, 2015) – Special Olympics and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF are proud to announce the appointment of 16-year-old Lucy Meyer as the spokesperson for a special partnership between Special Olympics and the  U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help generate visibility and  raise resources for programs that benefit children with disabilities around the world.

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UNICEF to Offer Unique Gifts that Give Back this Holiday Season

New York (July 15, 2015) – This holiday season, UNICEF is asking shoppers to put children first by purchasing gifts that help save and protect children around the world. Through a unique offering of gifts that give back and handcrafted items from UNICEF Market, gift-givers will help to support artisans in countries where UNICEF works and help children around the world.

Millions of Children in Syria at High Risk of Disease amid Water Scarcity and Summer Heat

NEW YORK (July 10, 2015) – Dwindling supplies of safe drinking water during Syria’s scorching summer months are exposing children to the threat of water-borne diseases, UNICEF warns.

Since the beginning of the year, Syria has reported 105,886 cases of acute diarrhoea. There has also been a sharp increase of Hepatitis A cases with a record 1,700 cases reported in one week alone last February[1].

Amid Surging Conflict in Yemen, UNICEF Mobile Teams Respond to Children’s Urgent Health Needs

NEW YORK (July 10, 2015) – With health services across Yemen disintegrating under the impact of a brutal conflict, UNICEF and its partners are stepping up nutrition screening, vaccinations and other life-saving interventions for millions of children caught up in the ongoing crisis.