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. 

UNICEF Calls for $9.2 million for Children Affected by Myanmar Floods, as Supplies Arrive

NEW YORK (August 7, 2015) – UNICEF has called for $9.2 million to fund urgent humanitarian assistance for children affected by the Myanmar floods. So far, the floods have killed at least 88 people and affected over 330,000, including over 112,000 children. The most urgent needs include safe and clean water and sanitation, emergency health care, and psycho-social support for children.

What are the SDGs, and why should I care?

by Mark Engman, Director Public Policy and Advocacy

After two years of negotiations, on August 2, UN Member States agreed on the draft outcome document for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This agreement, “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” will redefine how the global community works together to tackle poverty and improve living standards, while protecting the environment.

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Star Wars: Force for Change Space Chase

UNICEF Kid Power and Star Wars: Force for Change is asking fans at the D23 Expo to get active and save lives with the Kid Power Band. In order to complete the Space Chase obstacle course, please fill out the form below to acknowledge you have read our terms and conditions, and agree for yourself or on behalf of your child. We’ll also keep in touch by e-mail to share the latest news on Kid Power and Force for Change, including how you can get your own Kid Power Band this holiday season.

Children in Myanmar Face a ‘Double Catastrophe’ as Floods Hit the Most Vulnerable, UNICEF says

NEW YORK (August 3, 2015) – Vulnerable children in Myanmar face a ‘double catastrophe’ as floods add to the hardship faced by children living in poverty and those recovering from violence and conflict, UNICEF has warned. Myanmar has suffered heavy rain for weeks, with winds and rains from Cyclone Komen that made landfall in Bangladesh on July 30, adding to the damage in recent days.

More than 70,000 Children Born during the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia at Risk of Exclusion if not Registered, Warns UNICEF

NEW YORK (July 31, 2015) – UNICEF is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion.