UNICEF: Increasing Violence in Yemen Taking Intolerable Toll on Children

NEW YORK (April 6, 2015) – With conflict escalating in many parts of Yemen, children continue to be killed, injured, displaced and put at increasing risk from disease, UNICEF said today. 

At least 74 children are known to have been killed and 44 children maimed so far since the fighting began on March 26. These are conservative figures and UNICEF believes that the total number of children killed is much higher, as the conflict has intensified over the past week.

Thank you to our 74,000 Volunteers!

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 12-18), we'd like to recognize the incredible work of 74,000-plus volunteers across the United States, who have spent countless hours educating, advocating and fundraising on behalf of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. 

Volunteers are instrumental in everything we do to help put children first and we thank you for making a difference!  Thank you for:

UNICEF’s Evening for Children First in Atlanta a Huge Success!

The Southeast Regional office hosted its inaugural UNICEF’s Evening for Children First on March 20th at the Summerour Studio in Atlanta. The presenting sponsor of the event was the Isdell Family Foundation.  Atlanta’s philanthropic community gathered to honor UNICEF supporters and philanthropists Rebecca and Sanjay Gupta. The event raised a record amount of money for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, including a surprise check for $500,000 that UPS presented to UNICEF President & CEO, Caryl Stern.

UNICEF Prepares for Typhoon Maysak

NEW YORK (April 1, 2015) – The Philippines is bracing for Super Typhoon Maysak (local name Chedeng) as it enters the country’s area of responsibility this Lenten week.

According to latest reports, Maysak is located at 1,280 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.7°N, 137.4°E). It has maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph. (PAG-ASA Weather Advisory April 1, 2015).

Maysak is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the morning on Thursday,