Thousands of Children to be Released from Armed Groups in South Sudan

JUBA/NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, January 27, 2015 — UNICEF and partners have secured the release of approximately 3,000 children from an armed group in South Sudan - one of the largest ever demobilizations of children. The first group of 280 children were released today, at the village of Gumuruk in Jonglei State, eastern South Sudan. Further phased releases of the other children will occur over the coming month.

Floods in Malawi Force Thousands of Families from Their Homes

Updated February 5, 2015

A massive natural disaster

Malawi has been hit by heavy rains since the beginning of January, causing severe floods and forcing 336,000 people from their homes. The floods have severely damaged crops, livestock and infrastructure including schools and health facilities. Malawi is already one of the poorest countries in southern Africa.


NEW YORK (January 27, 2015) – The U.S. Fund for UNICEF announced today the winners of the annual Pier 1 Imports®/UNICEF greeting card contest. The theme this year is “Spreading Holiday Cheer.” Sriya, age 7, from California, is this year’s recipient of the Grand Prize Award for her artwork, which will be reproduced as an official UNICEF greeting card, and sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports stores across the country and on during the 2015 holiday season. The U.S. Fan’s Choice Award was presented to Elisa, age 14, from Georgia.

Children First UNICEF Speaker Series with Anjali Kaur

On January 9, 2015 the New England Regional Office hosted the second event in our 2014-2015 annual speaker series. Now in its 13th year, this speaker series attracts women and men from the professional and philanthropic communities in Boston to an intimate event with a brief presentation by the featured speaker followed by an enriching Q & A session.

Host a Film Screening

Educate friends in your community by hosting a film screening on an important UNICEF program area or global issue.  You can choose your own film to view and discuss or here are a few of our recommendations.  


The Good Lie

UNICEF Kid Power Request for Participation

U.S. Fund for UNICEF Partners with Consortium of African American Faith-Based Leaders to Help Stop Ebola

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.