UNICEF: South Sudan on edge of nutrition catastrophe if hostilities don’t end now

NEW YORK (February 4, 2015) – UNICEF urged warring groups in South Sudan to follow up fast on the ceasefire deal reached Monday or face potentially catastrophic food shortages in the conflict areas of the country.

Based on the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) group of experts’ report released this week, the ongoing conflict is sharply reducing food supplies and slowing humanitarian access to those who most need assistance.

Northwest Speaker Series: UNICEF’s Response to the Ebola Crisis

The Northwest Region hosted Dr. Kerida McDonald, Senior Advisor, UNICEF Communication for Development, at their Fall Speaker Series luncheon on November 5th, 2014 at the San Francisco City Club. The Speaker Series educates the civic and philanthropic community on various areas of UNICEF’s work. Each event focuses on a different topic with a presentation and discussion led by a UNICEF staff member, who’s an expert in the field.

Perspectives on Human Trafficking at University of Denver

In 2010, President Barack Obama declared January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Each January since, those engaged in the fight against human trafficking have taken advantage of the additional attention bestowed upon the issue to raise awareness and engage a new cohort of potential activists.

UNICEF: More than 1 in 10 Children Living in Countries and Areas Affected by Armed Conflict

NEW YORK (January 29, 2015) - Growing numbers of children are facing increasingly complex and destructive conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies, including the Ebola epidemic, which are placing them in extraordinary danger of violence, hunger, disease and abuse – and require increasingly more resources to address. 

UNICEF is launching a $3.1 billion appeal – its largest ever – to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide – a $1 billion jump in funding needs since last year’s appeal.