Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Hospital Attack in Yemen

NEW YORK (October 27, 2015) – “The health facility reportedly attacked today in Saada, Yemen, is the 39th health center hit since the violence escalated in March. Critical shortages of fuel, medications, electricity, petrol and water threaten to stop many more from operating.

“More children in Yemen may well die from a lack of medicines and healthcare than from bullets and bombs. The threat of preventable diseases is acute and the number of children at risk of the deadliest form of malnutrition has tripled to more than half a million.

Shut Out Trafficking Fall 2015 Open Events!

Written by: Malea Otranto

We are incredibly excited to be launching our second year of Shut Out Trafficking! Our Shut Out Trafficking initiative was created by The End Trafficking project at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the National Consortium for Academics and Sports in an effort to leverage resources and raise awareness about human trafficking in the United States. 

Afghanistan and Pakistan Earthquake: Children Cut Off from Aid - UNICEF

NEW YORK (October 27, 2015) – Children in earthquake-hit areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan are facing further deadly threats as extreme conditions and insecurity cut off communities from aid, warns UNICEF.

Around 200 people died, including 12 school girls, and around 1,000 were injured after the 7.5 magnitude tremor – with half of those affected thought to be children. 

MTV helps raise vital funds and awareness for UNICEF refugee appeal

MILAN, 25 October 2015 – MTV announced its support for UNICEF’s Refugee Crisis Appeal at the 2015 MTV European Music Awards, held tonight in Milan and broadcast to millions around the world.

During the annual event, MTV’s global audience was encouraged to join together and help raise vital funds for UNICEF’s work supporting child refugees and migrants. Currently 644,000 people, a third of whom are children and women, are seeking refuge in Europe.

Hurricane Patricia Strikes Mexico

***Hurricane Patricia Update: October 24, 3:10 p.m., EDT***

The hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical depression. Damage, but no casualities, has been reported in coastal areas, as the storm made landfall in lightly populated areas. Authorities warn that potential for flooding and mudslides still exists.