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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira and her partner, FC Barcelona star Gerard Piqué, know how important it is to give newborns a healthy start in life. Two years ago, they hosted their first World Baby Shower to celebrate the birth of their son, Milan.
NEW YORK (February 13, 2015) – As the political crisis deepens in Yemen with several embassies evacuating their staff, UNICEF reaffirms its commitment to stay and deliver for the children of Yemen. The agency continues to deliver assistance with field trips across the country every day.
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.