Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, on Killing of Children in Peshawar, Pakistan

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.”

Gifts and Other Offerings that Give Back This Holiday

Are you looking for ways you can make a difference this holiday?  Several of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s corporate partners are offering a variety of ways to give back this season. From soft toys to baby clothing, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has partnered with leading brands, offering exclusive items and opportunities benefiting UNICEF’s programs that save and improve children’s lives.

One Year into Conflict, Children under Daily Threat in South Sudan

NEW YORK (December 12, 2014) – The future for a generation of children in South Sudan is being stolen by the year-long conflict in the country, which has driven hundreds of thousands of them from their homes, schools and communities. Children have been subjected to violence, malnutrition and disease, UNICEF said today.

UNICEF Declares 2014 a Devastating Year for Children

NEW YORK (December 8, 2014) – The year 2014 has been one of horror, fear and despair for millions of children, as worsening conflicts across the world saw them exposed to extreme violence and its consequences, forcibly recruited and deliberately targeted by warring groups, UNICEF said today. Yet many crises no longer capture the world’s attention, warned the children’s agency.