UNICEF Supports Children Fleeing Violence and on the Move in Europe

NEW YORK (August 25, 2015) – UNICEF has established a child-friendly space with a mobile team near Geveglija town, at the border with Greece, to provide much needed support to women and children on the move through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The child-friendly space has been set up within the compounds of the migrant rest area established by UNHCR. A mobile team from the local NGO LaStrada is helping to reunite children with their families and to provide psychosocial support and early childhood development services to the children.

Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director on Attack on Teachers’ Office in Yemen

NEW YORK (August 20, 2015) – Last night, 13 educators and four of their children paid a most terrible price in the continuing conflict in Yemen – killed in an airstrike on a teachers’ office in Amran, just north of Sana’a. Twenty people, including one child, were injured. The latest casualties inflicted by all sides.

World Humanitarian Day 2015

Above: A vaccination team in Somalia goes house-to-house during a 2013 UNICEF-supported emergency polio immunization campaign. © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-1320/Ohanesian  Below: Girls at a religious school in Kano, Nigeria hold up their marked pinkies to show they have been immunized against polio during a June 2015 vaccination round. © UNICEFUSA/2015/Sandler

Yemen Conflict: Over a Thousand Child Casualties So Far – UNICEF

NEW YORK (August 19, 2015) – An average of eight children are being killed or maimed every day in Yemen as a direct result of the conflict gripping the country, according to a report released by UNICEF.

Yemen: Childhood Under Threat says that nearly 400 children have been killed and over 600 others injured since the violence escalated some four months ago.

Reports of Sexual Abuse of Children in Kasur, Pakistan

NEW YORK (August 11, 2015) – Recent reports of children being sexually abused over a period of several years in the Kasur district of Pakistan are appalling. UNICEF is in contact with the Government authorities to understand the full dimension of this crime. Our sympathies are with the children who have been victims to this abuse. It is vital that the children and families affected are immediately offered the necessary care and protection that will prevent further victimization and allow the difficult process of healing to begin.


BURBANK, CA (August 11, 2015) In celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and HP proudly present “Art Awakens.”

“Art Awakens” is an exciting new program for Star Wars fans old and new, across the country to revitalize creativity by “Bending the Rules” of the Force, themed around a galaxy far, far away.