Schools in Liberia to Re-Open Following Return of More than 1 Million Students in Guinea

NEW YORK (February 13, 2015) – As children in Liberia prepare to return to their classrooms on Monday February 16,  following seven months of Ebola-related school closures, UNICEF and its partners are working to put in place safety measures to minimize the risk of transmission of the virus. 

More brutal and intense conflicts leave children increasingly at risk of recruitment

NEW YORK (February 12, 2015) – Children are increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and use by armed groups as conflicts around the world become more brutal, intense and widespread, UNICEF and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said today to mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers.

More Children Released from Armed Group in South Sudan

NEW YORK (February 10, 2015) – UNICEF and partners are overseeing the release of another 300 children from an armed group in South Sudan.

The children in Pibor, Jonglei State, surrendered their weapons and uniforms in a ceremony overseen by the South Sudan National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission, and the Cobra Faction and supported by UNICEF. They will spend their first night in an interim care center where they will be provided with food, water and clothing. They will also have access to health and psychosocial services.

Share The Love: Support Fair Trade This Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, stores are stocked full with bouquets of flowers, jewelry, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate.

When thinking about surprising your loved ones with gifts, do you consider the farmers, producers, and artisans who are responsible for harvesting the minerals in those beautiful earrings, growing the cocoa that is made into mouth-watering chocolate bars, and growing the perfect red roses?

A Courtship for Children

Photo courtesy of Max Duckworth and Sarah Godlewski

Max and Sarah in Belize.

Like most projects that Mid-Atlantic Regional Board Members Max Duckworth and Sarah Godlewski have collaborated on together, the idea to celebrate their wedding by advancing the work of UNICEF was a quickly implemented decision.

More than 16,000 children lost parents or caregivers to Ebola many are taken in by communities: UNICEF

NEW YORK (February 6, 2015) – Some 16,600 children are registered as having lost one or both parents, or their primary caregivers to Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but less than 3 percent have had to be placed outside family or community care, UNICEF said today.

Sneak Peek! The UNICEF Tap Project

Join us for a first look at the UNICEF Tap Project at our webinar on February 26 at 8 PM ET.

Whether you're one of our supporters who made the UNICEF Tap Project the huge success it was last year, or brand new to the campaign, we're excited for you to kick off the UNICEF Tap Project with us again this year!