The H&M Gift that Gives Back

In Myanmar only 64 percent of children aged 5-17 years are attending school, leaving more than 1 million children behind. UNICEF is aiming to improve access to school and the quality of education for at least 350,000 children, ages 5-14 through a new offer from H&M this holiday season.

H&M is spreading the joy with the Gift that Gives Back campaign: For every gift card purchased at an H&M store from November 5 – December 31 2015, the H&M Conscious Foundation will donate 5% of the total amount uploaded to UNICEF’s work.

UNICEF Fears Hunger in Malawi, Embarks on Mass Screening for Malnutrition across Country

NEW YORK (December 15, 2015) – As Malawi struggles to cope with drought and the first maize deficit in a decade, UNICEF is carrying out a mass screening for malnutrition in under five children across 25 districts – 90 percent of the country. The response comes as reports from communities and villages indicate an increasing food shortage and hunger problem in the country.

Government of Germany and UNICEF Join Forces for Refugee and Migrant Children in Germany

NEW YORK (December 14, 2015) – With more than 300,000 refugee and migrant children having entered Germany this year, UNICEF and the Government of Germany today announced a new partnership aimed at improving their care and protection.

Despite efforts at all levels of German society, the sheer scale of the crisis has strained the German welfare system, leaving refugee and migrant children at risk, according to a joint assessment by the German authorities and UNICEF.

Children First Speaker Series: Kid Power Panel

Kid and Power. Two everyday words that, when combined together, have the ability to create a unique and exciting kind of magic. Kid Power – two words that come together to perform a dual function: 1) It mobilizes kids to get active, with the use of the UNICEF Kid Power Band. Using the band, kids can go on missions in third world countries via their computers, and earn points. 2) These points unlock funding from partners, parents and fans, and are used by UNICEF to deliver lifesaving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children around the world.

In The Media: GQ - 9 Stylish Giving Tuesday Gifts that Give Back

In their 9 Stylish Giving Tuesday Gifts that Give Back, GQ  featured UNICEF Market's Alpaca Wool Striped Blanket!  Hand-woven in soft earth tones, the blanket features ancient flower motifs on bold bands of color.  The natural colors create a soothing sensation of beauty.  Faustino Maldonado and his family weave this extraordinary blanket from alpaca wool.

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