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.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake following his visit to Syria

NEW YORK (March 1, 2016) – “I complete this visit to Syria, together with Dr. Peter Salama, UNICEF Regional Director, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of this war. My previous trip came on the eve of the third anniversary, two years of suffering ago. Now, the cessation of hostilities offers the Syrian people the possibility of peace.

Americans Challenged to Put Down Their Phones Through World Water Month and Help Save Children’s Lives

NEW YORK (March 1, 2016) – The 10th annual UNICEF Tap Project launched today, celebrating a decade of engaging the American public to provide clean, safe water for children around the world. This March for World Water Month, the UNICEF Tap Project is encouraging smartphone users to visit, and take a break from texting, calling, emailing, and social media posting, to help UNICEF save children’s lives.

UNHCR, UNICEF Launch Blue Dot Hubs to Boost Protection for Children and Families on the Move across Europe

NEW YORK (February 26, 2016) – As part of a joint endeavor to step up protection for the growing numbers of children and others with specific needs arriving in Europe, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF are setting up special support centers for children and families along the most frequently used migration routes in Europe.

Three Stories about How Clean Water Saves Kids' Lives

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement in Syria

NEW YORK (February 22, 2016) – For Syria’s children, today’s agreement on the terms of a cessation of hostilities is welcome news after five years of brutal conflict. UNICEF welcomes this diplomatic progress.  Now it must be matched by action. Action to end the violence and destruction. Action by all parties to the conflict to permit unlimited and unconditional access to reach all children and families with desperately needed humanitarian assistance, including food, water, vaccinations and medical supplies.