NEW YORK (September 30, 2014) – At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, according to preliminary UNICEF estimates, and many are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear of infection.
NEW YORK, NY, September 30, 2014 – The producers of the upcoming feature drama “The Good Lie” have teamed up with organizations including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help South Sudanese children in crisis and Lost Boys and Girls' communities. This partnership represents a new wave in film and cause collaborations. UNICEF has played an integral role in the survival, protection and development of Sudan and South Sudan’s children since 1965.
A Country of Challenges for Children
When one thinks of Madagascar, the island nation situated in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa, images of beauty come quickly to mind – the people, the white sandy beaches and dense forests, the abundance of exotic plants and animals that call only this island home.
Saager Chawla (age 13) and Rohen Chawla (age 12) held their annual UNICEF car wash and lemonade stand fundraiser in Houston, Texas on Saturday Aug 31. This marked 5 years in a row! This year's theme was children helping children. Past themes have included Horn of Africa famine, medical need, and literacy causes.
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Jesse: At the district hospital in Kasane, we were able to speak with an 18-year-old new mother, and she seemed very thankful for the services and support she was receiving. Being the only fully equipped hospital in the district, it seemed surprisingly quiet.
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Fleeing fighting in northeast Syria, more than 138,000 refugees have crossed into Turkey since September 23, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).