NEW YORK (November 11, 2015) – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has granted €2 million to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for children on the move in the Republic of Serbia and in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
This is the first contribution of ECHO to UNICEF to respond to the refugees and migrants moving through Europe.
NEW YORK (November 10, 2015) – As the conflict and violence in Libya continues, UNICEF is stepping up efforts to better protect children through the training of local authorities. Thirty-eight social workers from Libya successfully recently completed a training in Tunisia on the promotion of justice for children.
NEW YORK (November 10, 2015) – An estimated 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Niño, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia, the Pacific and Latin America, UNICEF warned on Tuesday.
On November 7, 2015, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the end of Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak. Earlier in the year, on May 9, WHO announced that Liberia's outbreak had ended. UNICEF can point to these results as major victories for the large-scale, coordinated response to the epidemic—in Sierra Leone and in the other West African countri
UNICEF Next Generation (“NextGen”) hosted a panel discussion on human trafficking and modern slavery at the Soho House Chicago on Wednesday. The event coincided with NextGen’s current project focused on child protection and The End Trafficking Project. The panel featured guest speakers Kevin Bales, a Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights at the University of Chicago, and Laura Ng, Executive Director of Traffick Free.
NEW YORK (November 6, 2015) – UNICEF is part of urgent efforts underway in Iraq to shield communities and families from the effects of a cholera outbreak that has already infected more than 2,200 people – about 20 percent of them children – across 15 of the country’s 18 governorates.
Zineb Alfath is a junior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where she served as the President of the UNICEF Campus Club and now serves on the UNICEF Campus Initiative National Council.
by Amber Stone, National UNICEF Congressional Action Team Leader
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
My involvement with U.S. Fund for UNICEF began in November 2014 when I joined UNICEF’s Next Generation, a group of young professionals volunteering to support major fundraising events including Ebola Awareness and the annual Hope Gala in Chicago.
NEW YORK, NY (November 4, 2015) – From November 1–25, 2015, the annual Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest invites children in the United States ages 14 and under to submit their original artwork for the chance at becoming the winning artist for the 2016 holiday season. A beloved annual tradition, the design chosen from thousands of entries will be reproduced as an official UNICEF holiday greeting card for 2016 and sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and on Pier1.com.