UNICEF Appeals for $200 million for Ebola Response in West Africa

NEW YORK (September 16, 2014) – UNICEF said today it needs over $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.

A 13 Year Old's View on the Children at our Border

Regardless of your view on U.S. immigration laws and border security, it is difficult to see news coverage of young children with so much to fear and so little to look forward to.  Many of these migrant children are fleeing their home country to escape a cycle of poverty and violence.  They do not have access to basic necessities like clean water and nutritious food, let alone opportunities for education like we do here. 

Paul G. Allen Backs Two New Initiatives In The Fight Against The Ebola Virus

SEATTLE (September 15, 2014) – Philanthropist Paul G. Allen announced today two new initiatives as part of a comprehensive relief campaign to provide resources and support to tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The efforts will put an additional $6.6 million toward supporting business and organizations working on logistical and transport needs. This raises Mr. Allen’s initial commitment to fighting the disease to more than $20 million, with further donation announcements planned for later this week.

For Haiti’s Most Vulnerable Families, A Personal Assistant

“Kore Fanmi” means “family support” in Haitian Creole, and it’s the name of a pilot program aimed at helping the bottom 20 percent of Haitians, no matter where they live.

The innovative program uses locally made technology to gather data about extremely vulnerable families in remote communities. The data is then used to create a personalized response plan. Kore Fanmi was launched two years ago by the government of Haiti in partnership with the World Bank and UNICEF.