New York (January 20, 2015) – The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is proud to announce a new partnership to combat Ebola with a consortium of noted faith-based leaders who head up some of the largest African American churches and religious organizations in the country. The joint initiative, I AM #STOPPINGEBOLA, will launch during Black History Month and aims to raise funds in support of UNICEF’s work to halt the spread of Ebola in Liberia, one of the West African countries hardest hit by the virus.
NEW YORK (January 20, 2015) – Children are suffering the dire consequences of the conflict in Nigeria, losing their homes, missing out on education and risking their lives, UNICEF said today.
“The situation has escalated over the past few weeks, becoming a much larger humanitarian crisis,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa. “We need to do everything we can to prevent the spillover effect of the violence in Nigeria on other countries in the region.”
NEW YORK (January 20, 2015) – As heavy rains continue to fall in Malawi, UNICEF is scaling up its relief efforts, airlifting an initial 90 tons of supplies, as it seeks to reach those most in need.
NEW YORK (January 20, 2015) – As schools reopen in Guinea, UNICEF and partners are helping reduce as much as possible the risk of Ebola transmission, training teachers to implement safety measures such as daily temperature screening, and supplying thermometers and hand-washing kits for schools.
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Millions of IKEA customers took part in the Soft Toys for Education campaign over the holiday season, raising €10.1 million for educational projects by buying IKEA soft toys and children’s books.
For every soft toy or children’s book sold in IKEA stores during November and December, the IKEA Foundation donates €1 to educational projects run by Save the Children and UNICEF.
The projects train teachers, improve child-protection systems, provide educational materials, and increase school attendance in some of the world’s poorest communities.