NEW YORK (April 11, 2016) – In northern Somalia, UNICEF and the World Food Program (WFP) are stepping up efforts to help communities cope with a severe drought exacerbated by El Niño conditions in Somaliland and Puntland.
From January 19th to February 12th, 7,500 kids in the Bay Area participated in UNICEF Kid Power. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power band, kids can earn points, which unlock funding from partners, parents, and fans. For every 24,000 steps a kid takes, UNICEF will deliver a lifesaving packet of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children around the world.
NEW YORK (April 6, 2016) – With the process of returning refugees and migrants from the Greek islands to Turkey underway as part of the EU-Turkey agreement, UNICEF reminds States of their duty to care and protect all children and give them a full and fair hearing when deciding on their future.
Let's join the world on children's rights
“Some people only eat food once in two days, so everybody should have the right to eat food and drink water…” said one nine-year old boy we interviewed recently.
A seven-year old girl told us: “If [kids] aren’t protected from harm … that means a lot of things in their life could happen that are bad for their future …”
INDIANAPOLIS (April 5, 2016) – The NCAA honored UNICEF Kid Power on-court during today’s Division I women’s basketball national championship game, presenting a plaque to U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl Stern and Managing Director of Sports and Kid Power Partnerships, Matt Meyersohn.
Five years into the Syrian conflict, hardly a day goes by without a major news source reporting on the plight of those fleeing their countries.
And these legions of displaced shine a light on a bigger picture: worldwide, more than 60 million people are on the run today, more than at any time since World War II. Twenty million of these are refugees.
What do we know about them?
We know that more than half of all refugees are women and children.