Caryl M. Stern is President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest the world has ever seen. Already, there are nearly 4,000 children orphaned by Ebola. And with the first confirmed cases now appearing outside of West Africa, it's understandably frightening to many people around the world, especially children.
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF congratulates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, two powerful advocates for children, on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The award demonstrates the unshakeable conviction that children are a force for change.
Houston was selected as one of ten stops during BuyCostume.com's nationwide "Orange Tour" during the months of September and October. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF then nominated Lakeland Elementary to be the local recipient of BuyCostume.com's Halloween giveaway to thank the school for participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. In 2012, Lakeland Elementary students raised over $3,500 for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in their local community.
October 11 marks the International Day of the Girl Child, a moment to focus on issues facing girls around the world. A recent study by UNICEF found that violence is a major problem for millions of them. Here are five surprising facts about how girls are affected.
The local UNICEF club at the University of St. Thomas in Houston celebrated Houston's Human Trafficking Awareness Month by handing out free fair trade coffee to students on campus on Tuesday, September 30th.
Best of the UNICEF blogs
Ebola’s youngest victims
What UNICEF is doing to protect West Africa’s 3,700 Ebola orphans.
End of an ancient scourge
The island of Madagascar eliminates maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Working to end cholera in Haiti
Village by village, UNICEF tracks down the disease.