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World Polio Day: Celebrating Big Achievements
Thanks to a 26-year effort to eradicate polio, at least 10 million children have been saved from disabilities.
How UNICEF Helps People Protect Themselves from Ebola (VIDEO)
UNICEF’s Adolphus Scott and Hawa Page travel to Liberia’s capital to teach Ebola prevention to local youth.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Ebola
Five suggestions for parents and educators to keep in mind when explaining Ebola to children.
In Sierra Leone, A 14-Year-Old Ebola Survivor Speaks Out (VIDEO)
Hawa, an Ebola survivor from Sierra Leone, lost two family members to Ebola. Watch her incredible story of survival.
In Liberia, One Girl’s Stand Against Ebola (VIDEO)
Watch a video of 16-year-old Jessica T. S. Neufville of Liberia join UNICEF in raising awareness about Ebola in West Point, Monrovia.
On the Front Lines in the Fight Against Ebola (VIDEO)
The New York Times follows an ambulance worker in his tireless work to save lives.
Shut Out Trafficking Launches Across the US
Shut Out Trafficking launches across the US to engage 10 college campuses and universities to take action against human trafficking.
5 Surprising Facts About Girls Around the World
Violence is a huge problem for girls worldwide, and high levels of acceptance only make it worse.
More than 3,700 Ebola Orphans in West Africa
Many are abandoned by surviving relatives as fear of Ebola becomes stronger than family ties.
In Madagascar, a Once-Feared Disease Is No More
Madagascar is the latest country—there are 35 since 1999—to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus with UNICEF's support.
5 Things to Know About Iraq's Unfolding Child Crisis
900,000 Iraqi children have been driven from their homes since January.
Got a Minute? Here's What You Need to Know About Gaza's Water Shortage
Water is a precious resource in Gaza. UNICEF's Chief of Field Office Pernille Ironside explains.
Everything You Need to Know About Gaza Schools in Less Than 2 Minutes
Conflict delayed the start of the school year, but Palestinian children are now back to learning.
Five Ways UNICEF Is Fighting Ebola
From medical supplies to hygiene training, UNICEF is on the ground responding to the crisis.
New UNICEF Report: Child Deaths Cut in Half Since 1990
Almost 100 million children's lives have been saved over the past two decades.
For Haiti’s Most Vulnerable Families, A Personal Assistant
A community-based program connects the hardest-to-reach families with essential services.
In This Central African Republic Hospital, Everybody Gets Treated
UNICEF builds a brand new operating wing at the hospital in Berberati.
8 Photos, 8 Things You Never Knew — About How UNICEF Saves Lives
UNICEF has helped save more lives than any other humanitarian organization.
Siege Broken, UNICEF Delivers Aid to Children of Amerli, Iraq
After two-month siege ends, a convoy brings food, water and medical supplies.
How UNICEF Helps Prevent Ebola in Liberia
On the front lines of the fight against a deadly disease.
8 Things You Need to Know About Gaza
The conflict that began on July 8 has had a huge impact on children.
One Country, One Million Malnourished Children: South Sudan Now
50,000 may die by year's end without treatment. Here's how we can help.
Sinjar's Children Are a Long Way From Home
Iraqi families are still on the run in search of safety for their children.
Infographic: Food Emergency in South Sudan
Conflict in South Sudan has turned into a severe food crisis.
Ebola in Sierra Leone —The Joy of Survivors
At the epicenter of the outbreak, 7-year-old Vandy and others are surviving the terrifying disease.
Child Migrants On the Run: Q&A with UNICEF El Salvador
Gordon Jonathan Lewis discusses the border crisis and UNICEF's efforts to protect El Salvador's children.
Violence in Iraq: Voices of Yazidi Refugees
Inside Syria's Nawrouz refugee camp, where families have fled violence in Iraq.
In Photos: Inside Gaza's Hospitals and Shelters
More than 237,000 people have taken shelter in U.N.-run schools.
Sinjar's Children Trapped, Under Attack — UNICEF Iraq Responds
Violence in northern Iraq threatens thousands of families.
Children Have Borne the Brunt of Violence in Gaza and Israel
Hundreds of children have been killed, and thousands more have been injured.
In Photos: Fighting Ebola in Liberia
UNICEF efforts to mobilize communities and share vital prevention information.
West African Ebola Outbreak: A Survivor's Story in Guinea
UNICEF works to prevent the disease's spread and the stigmatization of victims.
Unaccompanied Child Migrants: Q&A with UNICEF Honduras
UNICEF Honduras explains why thousands of children are migrating.
In South Sudan, Looming Famine Puts Children at Risk
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake calls for more lifesaving support.
Gaza School Attack: UNICEF Statement
More than 100 schools are damaged in the recent escalation of violence.
Conflict in Gaza Kills More Than 160 Children, One Thousand More Injured
Children are bearing the brunt of the worsening violence in Gaza and Israel.
Why Birth Certificates Matter to Children Caught in Conflict
No child born in the C.A.R. since March 2013 has a birth certificate.
The Last Malaria Survivor on Sabang
A pilot program in Indonesia aims to make malaria a thing of the past.
Q&A: UNICEF in Afghanistan
UNICEF Country Representative Akhil Iyer provides an inside look into UNICEF's work in Afghanistan.
UNICEF Calls for Protection of Unaccompanied Child Migrants
More than 47,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended at the U.S. border in the past 8 months.
Q&A: UNICEF in Afghanistan (Video)
An inside look into UNICEF's work in Afghanistan—one of the world's most dangerous places.
Educating the World's Most Vulnerable Children
What it takes to make sure every child gets quality education.
Eliminating Malaria in Sabang
A UNICEF-supported pilot program in Indonesia shows promise as a replicable, community-based approach to malaria prevention.
Breaking the Cycle of Malnutrition
Leveraging nutrition-sensitive sectors is an essential part of a sustainable nutrition strategy.
Video: Child Monks Take Soccer to New Heights
The joy of high-altitude soccer in Bhutan, where UNICEF is working to make sports accessible to every child.
Interactive: Mapping Child Survival
The Pulitzer Center maps UNICEF data to show the world's remarkable progress in reducing child mortality.
Inside South Sudan: Q&A with UNICEF’s Kent Page
A firsthand report on the race to prevent a children's famine.
Infographic: Nutrition in South Sudan
50,000 children are at risk of dying from starvation.
Infographic: Violence in Iraq
Sectarian conflict has forced more than 1.1 million Iraqis from their homes.
UNICEF Mobilizes Aid for Displaced Iraqi Children
Up to 500,000 Iraqi people have been newly displaced.
How to Eliminate a Killer of Mothers and Children in Haiti
The Eliminate Project is raising funds to eliminate MNT in 25 countries where it still kills mothers and babies.
How UNICEF Helps Women in South Sudan Give Birth Safely
Displaced by conflict, pregnant women and children are South Sudan's most vulnerable.
South Sudan Faces Severe Food Crisis
50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition.
UNICEF Responds to Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan
3.75 million children are affected by the growing crisis.
Infographic: The Worst Crisis You've Never Heard Of
2.3 million children have been affected by violence in the Central African Republic.
UNICEF Condemns Abduction of Girls in Nigeria
More than 200 girls have been taken from their schools.
UNICEF Frees 1,000 Child Soldiers in the Central African Republic
6,000 more are still trapped in the conflict.
As Search for Schoolgirls Goes On, UNICEF Works to Help Nigerian Children
New attacks drive children out of school.
UNICEF Responds to Landslide in Afghanistan
The top priority is supporting the families who are being relocated.
Infographic: Vaccines Work
Immunization is one of the most cost-effective public health investments.
Infographic: $1.80 Saves a Child from Tetanus
Tetanus is an excruciating disease, but an easy and cheap one to prevent.
Orlando Bloom Visits Syrian Refugees in Jordan
The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador meets children at the Za'atari camp.
South Sudanese Flee Upriver to Escape Violence
Displaced families surge into tiny Nile River fishing villages.
UNICEF Ramps Up Response as Ebola Threat Grows
The disease has caused 95 deaths in Guinea and 10 in Liberia.
UNICEF Looks Out for Vulnerable Children in Ukraine
UNICEF is working to help children affected by political change and unrest.
How India Won the Battle Against Polio
How India won the battle against polio.
New Report on the World's Most Urgent Children's Crises
Syria heads the list of countries in need of humanitarian aid.
UNICEF Restores Access to Water in Emergencies
Water crises in the Philippines, Syria and the Central African Republic.
UNICEF Works to Contain Ebola Fever Outbreak in West Africa
UNICEF responds to the Ebola fever break out in West Africa.
UNICEF Provides Water in Syria
A third of Syria's water treatment plants have been destroyed.
UNICEF Tap Project Supporters: Your Impact So Far
Our mobile app challenges you to provide water to a child in need.
As the Rainy Season Approaches, A Rush of Aid to South Sudan
From Juba, Chris Tidey writes of 27,000 people seeking refuge from violence.
3 Numbers to Consider on World Water Day
1,400 daily deaths, 10 countries, 71% of the burden.
5 Ways UNICEF Improves Access to Clean Water
UNICEF promotes hygiene in schools, installs sanitation facilities and more.
Children Caught in Central African Republic Inspire with Smiles
Kent Page reports from the field.
How Your Dollars Turn Into Clean Water
UNICEF helps engineers and entrepreneurs create new water sources.
The Most Dangerous Place in the World for a Child
CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviews UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.
Infographic: Syrian Children Under Siege
Learn more about the conflict's long-term impact on children.
Four Months After Typhoon Haiyan
A new UNICEF report describes progress made and the challenges ahead.
UNICEF Report: Children Under Siege in Syria
The devastating impact on children of three years of conflict in Syria.
UNICEF on the Frontline: Under Fire in South Sudan
UNICEF specialist Masumi Yamashina was trapped for nearly a week.
Super Typhoon Haiyan Strikes the Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan brought relentless winds and a catastrophic storm surge.
Infographic: World Water Crisis
For 768 million people around the world, clean water is a luxury.
5 Reasons to Put Down Your Phone
Access to clean water improves lives in more ways than you might think.
Giorgio Armani Fragrances’ Acqua for Life Campaign Celebrates Five Years
Happy fifth birthday, Acqua for Life!
Put Down Your Phone, Save a Child's Life
Just 10 minutes unlocks one day of clean, safe drinking water for a child.
New Report on the World’s Most Urgent Children’s Crises
Funding needed now for Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
Infographic: Crisis in South Sudan
Mass displacement has worsened the country's struggle for basic needs.
The Rush to Aid 700,000 South Sudanese Before Rainy Season
UNICEF Emergency Programs Director Ted Chaiban visits South Sudan.
South Sudan: As Many as 6 Million People Need Help
UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake addresses the South Sudan crisis.
How Violence Plagues the World’s Poor
How Violence Plagues the World’s Poor
A Mother's Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking
Danielle was 17 when a trafficker forced her into sex slavery.
More than 500 Syrian Children Evacuated from Homs
Civilians were evacuated—but many more remained trapped.
UNICEF Opens Classrooms for Children in CAR
UNICEF has been providing supplies since the conflict reached crisis levels.
Angie Harmon Field Visit: UNICEF's War on Trafficking in Nicaragua
The UNICEF Ambassador witnessed UNICEF's work fighting trafficking.
End Trafficking: "Tricked" — Young and Vulnerable to Trafficking
"Tricked" provides unsettling perspective from both victims and traffickers.
Child-Friendly Spaces Offer Fun, Safety and Relief
In the Philippines and Syria, children need places to learn and play.
Violence in the Central African Republic: UNICEF Call Interrupted
Violence interrupts our call with UNICEF's CAR country office.
7 Ways You Can Help Fight Child Trafficking
Learn how you can help End Trafficking today!
Read All About It: UNICEF USA's Flipboard Magazines
We love how Flipboard lets us showcase children's issues.
UNICEF's Anthony Lake: Central African Republic Is at a "Tipping Point"
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake: "It could go over the edge."
Texas Students Support Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts
Students in San Antonio raised $4,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
Infographic: A Global Look at Human Trafficking
Human trafficking has 21 million victims -- 5.5 million of them children.
Central African Republic Diary: Child Victims of Bangui Violence
UNICEF's Emergency Response Team is working to help 2.3 million children.
India Celebrates Major Milestone in Polio Eradication
Without a single new infection in three years, India is now polio free.
The Journey to a Polio-Free India
India’s story is an important lesson on the journey to global eradication.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
President Obama has proclaimed January Trafficking Prevention Month.
Fleeing Terror in Central Africa, Refugees Turn to Chad
Violence has displaced thousands in CAR and South Sudan.
South Sudan: UNICEF Responds to Help Children at Risk
Hundreds of thousands of children are at risk.
165,000 Christmas Wishes in South Kordofan, Sudan
These children’s reality is filled with bombs, weapons, brutal fighting.
UNICEF Airlifts Bring Relief to Central African Republic
Another 100 metric tons of humanitarian goods are expected.
UNICEF Sends Relief to Syrian Refugees Hit by Winter
Many Syrian refugees fled their homes unprepared for a bitter winter.
UNICEF Haiyan Relief: Back to School in the Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan destroyed up to 90 percent of schools in affected areas.
Remembering Nelson Mandela (1918- 2013)
“We have all lost a hero, a powerful champion for children.”
World AIDS Day
New infections among children under 15 declined by 35% from 2009 to 2012.
World AIDS Day: Big Strides Towards an AIDS-Free Generation
A new UNICEF report shows progress in the fight against AIDS in children.
UNICEF Haiyan Relief: What's Inside the Blue Bucket?
Kini Schoop explains how UNICEF's family hygiene kit helps storm survivors.
Infographic: UNICEF Response to Typhoon Haiyan
UNICEF's efforts to aid children in the storm's immediate aftermath.
How UNICEF Innovation Helps Lost Children After Typhoon Haiyan
UNICEF's RapidFTR tool reunites lost children with their families.
Typhoon Haiyan: Protecting Children from Trafficking and Abuse
Typhoon Haiyan: Protecting Children from Trafficking and Abuse
Haiyan Video: How UNICEF Brought Water to Tacloban
UNICEF's Michael Gnilo explains how Tacloban's water supply was restored.
Typhoon Haiyan Diary: On the Ground in Tacloban
Kent Page reports on the situation in Tacloban.
Typhoon Haiyan: UNICEF Restores Water to Tacloban
200,000 people affected by Haiyan are now receiving clean water.
How Do I Volunteer to Help the Philippines After Haiyan?
After an emergency, people often ask UNICEF how they can help the survivors.
Inside Syria: First Polio Outbreak Since 1999
UNICEF and partners are immunizing over 20 million kids in the region.
Inside Syria: First Polio Outbreak Since 1999
The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed 10 cases of polio yesterday.
New Violence in Central African Republic Conflict
30,000 have sought safety in Bossangoa, a provincial capital.
Inside Syria: UNICEF Delivers Clean Water to 10 Million People
How UNICEF delivered water to 10 million people in midst of conflict
UNICEF Delivers Clean Water to 10 Million in Syria
Water is a key part of the largest humanitarian operation in history.
A New Perspective on Kids with Disabilities
Cara E. Yar Khan of UNICEF Haiti sheds light on the importance of fighting for equal rights for disabled children.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Takes Flight
Chloë Grace Moretz: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this Halloween!
Design Your Own Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Collection Box
Helping the children of Mali
The Sahel region in Africa is a place where even the most basic needs are not being met.
U.S. Fund for UNICEF volunteers Live Below the Line
Collectively, UNICEF supporters fundraised over $29,000.
Hear Ishmael Beah speak in San Francisco
The former child soldier has a remarkable story to tell.
Immunization can help end preventable deaths
World Immunization Week aims to raise awareness about immunization.
Monday photo: Pakistan floods
Yemen: a Rough Place to Be a Child
More than half the population is living below the poverty line.
Newsnet: Zimbabwe's Cholera Crisis
Zimbabwe's raging cholera epidemic is one of the world's largest.
A Simple Way to Make Bad Water Safe
World-changing ideas can often be quite simple.
World Day Against Child Labor
In the poorest countries, kids toil at the most dangerous forms of labor.
Liberia: UNICEF Provides Water to Ebola-Affected West Point (VIDEO)
UNICEF delivers five, 5,000 liter water tanks to a community hard-hit by Ebola.
Celebrate World Polio Day 2014
Join Rotary for a live-streamed global status update on the fight to end polio on Friday, October 24.
Accelerating the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Learn how UNICEF and partners leverage expertise and resources with the HIV/AIDS Innovation Fund.