What do social mobilizers in Pakistan and citizen reporters in Nigeria have in common?
A technology called RapidPro.
In September, a group of thirty young professionals gathered at the Luminary, a new restaurant in Atlanta’s trendy Krog Street Market. The event wasn’t a typical after-work social gathering. Participants showed up to learn how to take action with UNICEF’s Next Generation, a diverse group of young leaders in their 20s and 30s who share a commitment to UNICEF’s future and a belief that all children have the chance to live a safe and healthy childhood. Across the country, Next Generation members are hosting events, educating their communities, and raising funds for UNICEF’s lifesaving work.
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Letter from Guinea
A firsthand account from the village where the Ebola outbreak is believed to have begun.
Photos: Ebola’s orphans
Images of the children UNICEF is helping and protecting in Sierra Leone.
A newborn in Central African Republic
A moving image of a child whose mother was a victim of sexual violence.
Across the country, over 400 UNICEF Clubs in High Schools and Colleges are mobilizing their schools to take action to make the world a better place for kids. In September, a group of club leaders from Atlanta gathered at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Southeast Regional Office to get to know one another and brainstorm ideas for the school year. Students discussed ways to take action through U.S. Fund for UNICEF Programs such as Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the UNICEF Tap Project, and the End Trafficking Campaign.
NEW YORK (September 30, 2014) – At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, according to preliminary UNICEF estimates, and many are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear of infection.
NEW YORK, NY, September 30, 2014 – The producers of the upcoming feature drama “The Good Lie” have teamed up with organizations including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help South Sudanese children in crisis and Lost Boys and Girls' communities. This partnership represents a new wave in film and cause collaborations. UNICEF has played an integral role in the survival, protection and development of Sudan and South Sudan’s children since 1965.
A Country of Challenges for Children
When one thinks of Madagascar, the island nation situated in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa, images of beauty come quickly to mind – the people, the white sandy beaches and dense forests, the abundance of exotic plants and animals that call only this island home.
Saager Chawla (age 13) and Rohen Chawla (age 12) held their annual UNICEF car wash and lemonade stand fundraiser in Houston, Texas on Saturday Aug 31. This marked 5 years in a row! This year's theme was children helping children. Past themes have included Horn of Africa famine, medical need, and literacy causes.