Life Underground: Ukraine's Child Crisis

More than a year after Ukraine’s descent into civil unrest, the country's eastern region is now a violent conflict zone. The government has cut public services in areas controlled by rebel forces. Access to trapped civilians is hampered by indiscriminate shelling. The region’s children face a growing humanitarian crisis.

UNICEF is asking for $32 million to help children caught in this crisis.

Kwanzaa Celebration at the American Museum of Natural History

UNICEF and the American Museum of Natural History collaborated together for a special event where thousands of museum visitors celebrated Kwanzaa. The rights of African children were celebrated and talked about as well what was considered important to children all around the world. Almost 10,000 people visited the museum that day and participated in activities that brought joy to everyone. 

UNICEF Launches New Kid Power Program, Empowering American Youth to Get Active and Save Lives around the World

NEW YORK (February 25, 2015) – The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced the launch of UNICEF Kid Power, an innovative child health initiative that encourages elementary school-age kids in the United States to get physically active in order to help save the lives of their peers in developing countries. Kicking off in New York, Boston and Dallas in March 2015, the month-long initiative will leverage the power of technology together with movement-based curriculum and activities to promote fitness among American students.

UNICEF Condemns New Child Abductions by Armed Group in South Sudan

NEW YORK (February 23, 2015) – UNICEF condemns in the strongest terms the abduction of scores of boys, some as young 13, by an armed group near Malakal in the north of South Sudan. 

A UNICEF education team reported that 89 children were abducted while doing their exams. The actual number could be much higher.

The incident occurred in the community of Wau Shilluk in Upper Nile State where thousands of people have been internally displaced by the ongoing conflict.

UNICEF Tap Project Challenges Americans to Stop Using their Phones to Provide 14 Million Days of Clean Water to Children

NEW YORK (February 17, 2015) The UNICEF Tap Project today announced its challenge to the American public: put down your phones and help save children’s lives. The unique mobile experience aims to unlock 14 million days of clean, safe water for children around the world by encouraging Americans to stop texting, calling, emailing, tweeting and posting -- and challenging their friends to do the same.

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.