Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake On the Situation in Gaza

NEW YORK (July 30, 2014) – “Another school in Gaza has come under fire, killing more children in a conflict where such an outrage has become commonplace. 

“For 23 days, too many children in Gaza have lived with fear and desperation. Water taps have run dry and raw sewage is running in the streets, while health workers try to save lives with little electricity and insufficient medicines.  At least 245 children have been killed since the conflict began.

Never Again: Protecting the World’s Children

On Wednesday November 20th, 2013, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Southeast Speaker Series program presented “Never Again: Protecting the World’s Children,” held in partnership with The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.  This event featured a book signing and conversation between Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and Dr. Liliane Kshensky Baxter, the Director of the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF Community Engagement Presence Expands in the Southeast to Nashville and Miami

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF Southeast Region is excited to welcome two new UNICEF Community Engagement Fellows to our region. Beginning in July, Cynthia Valdez in Miami and Katie Barcy in Nashville will work full-time in their cities to engage and inspire communities to take action for the world’s children. They will educate constituents on UNICEF’s lifesaving work and connect people with ways to take personally meaningful action through U.S. Fund for UNICEF campaigns and projects.

In South Sudan, Looming Famine Puts Children at Risk

As rain bombarded the tens of thousands of people seeking safety in a U.N. camp in Malakal, most hurried to their plastic sheeting homes. The people of this ransacked city and their fellow citizens across South Sudan have been under attack since conflict broke out in December. First it was the mortars, then the looting, then more violence, followed by cholera and now torrential rains and -- in the words of UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake -- “looming famine.”

Statement by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, on Attack on School in Gaza

NEW YORK (July 25, 2014) –  “Yesterday’s attack on Beit Hanoun Elementary Co-Ed A and D School—the third school hit this week—is proof that much more needs to be done to protect innocent children.

“Using or attacking school premises where children have taken refuge from the violence is unacceptable under any circumstances.

“UNICEF calls on parties to the conflict to respect the sanctity of children and schools.

Gaza School Attack: UNICEF Statement

Statement by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
 
AMMAN, 25 July 2014 – “Yesterday’s attack on Beit Hanoun Elementary Co-Ed A and D School—the third school hit this week—is proof that much more needs to be done to protect innocent children.
 
“Using or attacking school premises where children have taken refuge from the violence is unacceptable under any circumstances.

How to win a private screening of Star Wars: Episode VII (Video)

On the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, Director J.J. Abrams was interrupted by an X-Wing pilot and rogue robot as he announced the chance for fans to win an advance private screening of Star Wars: Episode VII in support of the Star Wars:  Force for Change campaign to benefit UNICEF Innovation Labs and programs.  “I am so grateful for the support that the fans from over 119 countries have shown for Force for Change," said Abrams.

IN AN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM SET, J.J. ABRAMS OFFERS FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN A PRIVATE HOMETOWN SCREENING OF STAR WARS: EPISODE VII BEFORE IT HITS THEATERS (IN ADDITION TO CHANCE TO BE IN THE FILM)

LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 21, 2014 — All Wings Report In! On the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, Director J.J. Abrams was interrupted by an X-Wing pilot and rogue robot as he announced the chance for fans to win an advance private screening of Star Wars: Episode VII. “We are so grateful for the support that the fans from over 119 countries have shown for Force for Change," said Abrams.

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