Dire Situation for Children Unfolding in Balkans

NEW YORK (March 8, 2016) – With regard to the outcome of the EU Summit with Turkey, UNICEF reiterates that in the implementation of such decisions the fundamental humanitarian principle of ‘do no harm’ must guide authorities across Europe, the Balkans and Turkey at every step when it comes to the care of refugee and migrant children. 

While the details of exactly how this new plan will be carried out remain unclear, UNICEF reminds states of their following responsibilities and obligations:  

Together As One


Jackie is a UNICEF Campus Club leader who participated in the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Hill Day event on Monday, February 22. Below is an account of her experience.

My Hill Day Experience


I walk into the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill; immediately, I am in awe of how grand it is. Even the trash cans are gold colored and emblazoned with the logo of the United States Senate. My fellow UNICEF club leader, Michael, and I have arrived early to our meeting with the office of Senior Senator Lindsey Graham from my home state of South Carolina.

Meet Bouchra a passionate advocate for children's rights

My name is Bouchra and I am a dedicated and passionate supporter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s work. UNICEF is dedicated to protect and work for a better life for children all across the globe and because of that, I believe supporting the work of UNICEF should be an unquestionable moral duty of all citizens of the world.