Five Reasons Why K.I.N.D. Helps Kids

Find out about Rise Up and Learn, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Black History Month initiative to help students in Africa fulfill their dreams of an education.

Escaping a life of poverty — education is the primary way for children to lift themselves to a better future. But 59 million children around the world are NOT in primary school, and more than half of those children are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Government of Slovenia and UNICEF Strengthen Humanitarian Support for Refugee and Migrant Children on the Move

NEW YORK (January 19, 2016) – With up to 3,000 refugees and migrants passing through Slovenia each day, UNICEF and the Government of Slovenia today announced a partnership aimed at improving the care and protection of children on the move.

Winter: UNICEF Expresses Concern Over the Health of Children on the Move

NEW YORK (January 19, 2016) – Children arriving into a harsh winter in southeastern Europe are physically exhausted, scared, distressed and often in need of medical assistance, UNICEF warned.

The recent sub-zero temperatures and sometimes snowy conditions are exacerbating the children’s poor physical condition as many children on the move do not have adequate clothing, or access to age-appropriate nutrition. This has been worsened by the lack of shelter and inadequate heating in some reception centers as well as buses and trains.

Statement Attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Representative in Syria on the Besieged Area of Madaya

NEW YORK (January 15, 2015) – “UNICEF welcomes the access granted to trapped children this week and can confirm that cases of severe malnutrition were found among children in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya following our participation in the second joint UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent/ICRC humanitarian mission to the area on Thursday.[1]

Thousands of Children Still Need Care and Support in Wake of Ebola Epidemic

NEW YORK (January 14, 2015) – Nearly 23,000 children who lost one or both parents or their primary caregivers to Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will continue to need care and support, UNICEF said as it welcomed the declaration that there are no more cases of the disease in West Africa.  

UNICEF Ball Raises Over $2.5 Million to Save and Protect the World’s Children

NEW YORK (January 13, 2016) – Last night, hundreds of Los Angeles notables came together to celebrate UNICEF’s work for children at the sixth biennial UNICEF Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham and University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias were honored for their extraordinary commitment to put children first.