Lifesaving UNICEF Supplies Reach Nepal to Help 1.7 Million Children Severely Affected by the Earthquake

NEW YORK (April 30, 2015) – Over the past 48 hours, UNICEF has delivered 29 metric tons of humanitarian supplies to Nepal—including tents and tarps, water purification tablets, and first aid and hygiene kits—as part of ongoing efforts to reach at least 1.7 million children living in areas hardest hit by the earthquake.  Over the coming days, UNICEF is planning additional aid items to arrive in Kathmandu.

Racing against time for children and families in Nepal: IKEA Foundation gives $3.3 million to UNICEF emergency relief efforts

New York, April 29, 2015 – In the aftermath of the violent earthquake that hit Nepal with devastating force on April 25, the IKEA Foundation has contributed $3.3 million to UNICEF to support emergency relief efforts.

The Mighty Bruins Shut Out Trafficking

My peers have known that human rights and particularly sex trafficking has been something I have always been interested in. Shut Out Trafficking had initially reached out to UCLA Athletics and administration and the Undergraduate Students Association to bring on more students to the steering committee. When the current student body president brought me into these initial meetings, I immediately began to involve myself in every step of the planning.

UNICEF Issues New Appeal for Children Affected by Nepal Earthquake Amid Growing Need

New York, April 29, 2015 – Approximately 1.7 million children are now in urgent need of aid in the areas worst-hit by the earthquake in Nepal, according to UNICEF.

The children’s organization revealed the figure as it launched a $50.35 million appeal to get humanitarian assistance to children and their families amid growing risk of disease outbreaks.  The appeal is UNICEF’s portion of a new inter-agency fundraising ask to meet immediate needs over the next 90 days.

Salma Hayek Visits Lebanon with UNICEF to Raise Funds for Syrian Refugees through Gucci’s CHIME FOR CHANGE Campaign

NEW YORK (April 27, 2015) – UNICEF supporter and CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign Co-Founder Salma Hayek helped launch CHIME for the Children of Syria, a fundraising appeal to support children and families affected by the Syria crisis, following a recent visit to meet with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.  Founded by Gucci, a longtime UNICEF partner, CHIME FOR CHANGE is a global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls and women around the world focusing on the areas of education, health and just

Nearly 1 Million Children Require Urgent Humanitarian Assistance After Nepal Earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal/NEW YORK, 26 April 2015 – At least 940,000 children living in areas severely affected by yesterday's earthquake in Nepal are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, says UNICEF. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake on April 25, and nearly 60 aftershocks, caused vast devastation across much of the country, including more than 2,000 deaths and widespread destruction of buildings.

UNICEF Mobilized to Assist Children in Nepal Affected by Powerful Earthquake


NEW YORK (April 25, 2015) -- UNICEF expects children to be among the worst affected by the devastating 7.9 earthquake that struck Nepal today, affecting the area around the capital city of Kathmandu. While the full impact of the disaster is still being assessed, an estimated 40 percent of Nepal’s population is children, who are the most vulnerable during emergencies.