Thank you to our 74,000 Volunteers!

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 12-18), we'd like to recognize the incredible work of 74,000-plus volunteers across the United States, who have spent countless hours educating, advocating and fundraising on behalf of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. 

Volunteers are instrumental in everything we do to help put children first and we thank you for making a difference!  Thank you for:

UNICEF’s Evening for Children First in Atlanta a Huge Success!

The Southeast Regional office hosted its inaugural UNICEF’s Evening for Children First on March 20th at the Summerour Studio in Atlanta. The presenting sponsor of the event was the Isdell Family Foundation.  Atlanta’s philanthropic community gathered to honor UNICEF supporters and philanthropists Rebecca and Sanjay Gupta. The event raised a record amount of money for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, including a surprise check for $500,000 that UPS present to UNICEF President & CEO, Caryl Stern.

UNICEF Prepares for Typhoon Maysak

NEW YORK (April 1, 2015) – The Philippines is bracing for Super Typhoon Maysak (local name Chedeng) as it enters the country’s area of responsibility this Lenten week.

According to latest reports, Maysak is located at 1,280 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.7°N, 137.4°E). It has maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph. (PAG-ASA Weather Advisory April 1, 2015).

Maysak is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the morning on Thursday,

UNICEF Appeals: Protect Children from Escalating Violence in Yemen

NEW YORK (March 31, 2015) – At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured during fighting in Yemen over the past week, according to UNICEF. The fighting is severely damaging basic health services and education, while violence and displacement are leaving children terrified.

“Children are in desperate need of protection, and all parties to the conflict should do all in their power to keep children safe,” said Julien Harneis, UNICEF Yemen Representative speaking from Amman. 

UNICEF Education Assistance to Reach 30,000 School-aged Children in Vanuatu

NEW YORK (March 31, 2015) – As Vanuatu’s schools officially reopen UNICEF and its partners are supporting the Government of Vanuatu to provide assistance to 30,000 school-aged children from early childhood to secondary school level who have been affected by Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam.

UNICEF: Children Killed and Injured by Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance in Eastern Ukraine

NEW YORK (March 31, 2015) – At least 109 children are reported to have been injured and 42 killed by landmines and unexploded ordnance in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine since March last year, UNICEF said today.

The government-reported figures may not reflect the actual number of child casualties from landmines and unexploded ordnance in eastern Ukraine.