NEW YORK (December 26, 2014) – The U.S. Fund for UNICEF applauds Israel’s recent pledge of $8.75 million to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa. This donation to the UN’s Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund represents the largest per-capita investment by any nation in efforts to combat the virus. The Government of Israel has also asked that a portion of the gift be earmarked to UNICEF, which is working to tackle the drivers of Ebola transmission and provide urgent services for children affected by the disease.
125 Maiden Lane, Lower Manhattan, that was the address of headquarters for UNICEF’s United States Fund. As I ducked into the building from the pouring rain outside, someone in the reception area smiled at me and said, “You must be with UNICEF, everyone looks so good all dressed up, there must be a big event tonight”.
Gowri is a member of the North Texas Regional Board
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NEW YORK, 16 December 2014 – The massacre today of more than 100 children in an attack on a school in Pakistan, and the reported killing of at least 15 school girls in a car bombing in Yemen, mark a dark day in the closing weeks of a bleak year for children around the world.
New York (December 16, 2014) – “The horrific, callous killing of more than one hundred children today in Peshawar, Pakistan must do more than shock the conscience of the world—as it will.
It must also summon us, all the more, to support the parents of Pakistan who wish for their children the best possible education—and all those who are working to provide it.
UNICEF extends our heartfelt sympathy to the families of the children who have been lost. We mourn with them.”
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