Nepal Earthquake: Emergency Immunization Campaign for Hundreds of Thousands of Children at Risk

NEW YORK (May 4, 2015) – More than half a million children are being targeted in an emergency vaccination drive in Nepal – as fears grow of measles outbreaks in the informal camps that have sprung up since the earthquake on April 25.

The campaign was launched by the Nepalese Ministry of Health and Population, with support from UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

5 Ways UNICEF Is Responding to the Earthquakes in Nepal

1. Distributing relief supplies to the Kathmandu Valley and remote areas.

During the first few days after the initial earthquake, UNICEF delivered 80 metric tons of humanitarian supplies, including tents, plastic sheeting, blankets, nutrition supplies, vaccinations and other lifesaving medicines. Reaching every child and family in need, in remote villages like Chanku, Marbu, Khopacha and Chilinka, remains the priority.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA, MAY 4, 2015 — Star Wars: Force For Change, a charitable initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm, today announced its latest campaign, teaming with eBay Giving Works to auction off a selection of plaster stormtrooper helmet replicas uniquely decorated by artists around the world. The 10-day auction will kick off today and give bidders the chance to compete for these one-of-a-kind stormtrooper helmets at a starting price of $5.04. Lucasfilm has donated the helmets to U.S. Fund for UNICEF. U.S.

Nepal Earthquake One Week Later: UNICEF Warns of Disease Risk for Children

NEW YORK (May 1, 2015) – One week after the earthquake in Nepal, UNICEF says the health and wellbeing of children affected by the disaster are hanging in the balance, as many have been left homeless, in deep shock and with no access to basic care. With the monsoon season only a few weeks away, children will be at heightened risk of diseases like cholera and diarrheal infections, as well as being more vulnerable to the threat of landslides and floods. 

Lifesaving UNICEF Supplies Reach Nepal to Help 1.7 Million Children Severely Affected by the Earthquake

NEW YORK (April 30, 2015) – Over the past 48 hours, UNICEF has delivered 29 metric tons of humanitarian supplies to Nepal—including tents and tarps, water purification tablets, and first aid and hygiene kits—as part of ongoing efforts to reach at least 1.7 million children living in areas hardest hit by the earthquake.  Over the coming days, UNICEF is planning additional aid items to arrive in Kathmandu.

Racing against time for children and families in Nepal: IKEA Foundation gives $3.3 million to UNICEF emergency relief efforts

New York, April 29, 2015 – In the aftermath of the violent earthquake that hit Nepal with devastating force on April 25, the IKEA Foundation has contributed $3.3 million to UNICEF to support emergency relief efforts.

The Mighty Bruins Shut Out Trafficking

My peers have known that human rights and particularly sex trafficking has been something I have always been interested in. Shut Out Trafficking had initially reached out to UCLA Athletics and administration and the Undergraduate Students Association to bring on more students to the steering committee. When the current student body president brought me into these initial meetings, I immediately began to involve myself in every step of the planning.

UNICEF Issues New Appeal for Children Affected by Nepal Earthquake Amid Growing Need

New York, April 29, 2015 – Approximately 1.7 million children are now in urgent need of aid in the areas worst-hit by the earthquake in Nepal, according to UNICEF.

The children’s organization revealed the figure as it launched a $50.35 million appeal to get humanitarian assistance to children and their families amid growing risk of disease outbreaks.  The appeal is UNICEF’s portion of a new inter-agency fundraising ask to meet immediate needs over the next 90 days.