In Special Weather Report, Katy Perry Calls for Action to Change the Dismal Forecast for Children

NEW YORK (December 7, 2015) – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry reads a unique weather report to draw attention to the devastating effects of climate change on the world’s children.

In the exclusive recording, launched today as world leaders continue to convene at COP21 to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, Katy shines a light on the extreme weather patterns that are emerging across the world and forcing millions of children and families to flee their homes.

UNICEF Plans to Reach 2.6 Million Syrian Children with Winter Supplies and Cash Assistance

NEW YORK (December 7, 2015) – Another harsh winter is looming for more than eight million Syrian children living inside the war-ravaged country or as refugees around the region and beyond.

Preliminary weather forecasts indicate that this winter could be harsher than last year’s with temperatures in some mountainous areas dropping as low as minus 13°C (or 8.6°F) during the coldest days of December and January. As in recent years, storms and heavy snowfall are likely to cause hardship for families who are struggling to survive even in normal conditions.

5 Gifts that Make a Difference for Kids (and the Artisans Behind Them)

UNICEF Market is celebrating its first anniversary, one year of working in partnership with local artists to save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children. The purchase of any UNICEF Market gift helps fund the simple, low-cost interventions that have been saving children's lives for decades. 

UNICEF Snowflake Ball Raises Over $3.4 Million to Put Children First

NEW YORK (December 2, 2015) – On December 1, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted its 11th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street, celebrating UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world. The gala honored actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom, HSNi CEO and U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Vice Chair Mindy Grossman, and U.S. Fund for UNICEF Chief Financial and Operating Officer Edward G. Lloyd.

Nepal: Serious Shortage of Essential Supplies Threatens Millions of Children this Winter - UNICEF

NEW YORK (November 30, 2015) – More than three million children under the age of five in Nepal are at risk of death or disease during the harsh winter months due to a severe shortage of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines – warns UNICEF.

In the past ten weeks, vital imports of essential commodities have been severely restricted at Nepal’s southern border due to unrest over the country's new constitution.

More than 1 Million Children in Urgent Need of Assistance after Three Years of Fighting in Central African Republic

NEW YORK (November 27, 2015) – An estimated 1.2 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance nearly three years after conflict erupted in the Central African Republic.

As the nation prepares to welcome Pope Francis Sunday for a two-day visit aimed at promoting reconciliation, UNICEF is calling on all parties to the conflict to grant unrestricted access to organizations seeking to aid those affected by the crisis.