How UNICEF Sent Akriti Back to School After the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes

“My school has a lot of games, and I like going there,” said Akriti, 4, as she got ready to carry her satchel down the road to school.

“This is my sister,” added Akriti, introducing her twin, Sukriti.

Last year, two months after a devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, Akriti wasn’t healthy enough to go to preschool — or do much else. 

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom Visits Conflict-Hit Ukraine to Highlight the Importance of Education in Emergencies

NEW YORK (May 4, 2016) – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom traveled to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies.

Statement by Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, and Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director on Attacks on Medical Facilities and Personnel in Syria

NEW YORK (April 29, 2016) – We join the many voices expressing outrage at the attack on Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo. Among those killed were two doctors, including one of the only remaining pediatricians in the city, three paramedics, and numerous patients, among them children.

We are outraged at the alarming frequency of attacks on health personnel and facilities in Syria. These incidents come amid an escalation of violence in particular in the northern parts of the country.

Ecuador Earthquake Leaves 120,000 Children Temporarily Out of School – UNICEF

NEW YORK (April 26, 2016) – More than 280 schools have been damaged by the earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16, leaving up to 120,000 children temporarily without education, UNICEF said today.  

“Education is a lifeline for children going through the trauma of chaos and destruction,” said Grant Leaity, UNICEF Representative in Ecuador. “It helps give them a daily routine and a sense of purpose and puts them on track for psychological recovery.”

Embassy of Ecuador Partners with U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Raise Funds for Children Affected by Earthquake

NEW YORK (April 26, 2016) – The Embassy of Ecuador together with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced a fundraising partnership to support the children affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the country on Saturday, April 16. 

Piano Keys for Syrian Kids

By: Omar Fehmi and Ziad Fehmi

On February 28,The Center for Arab American Philanthropy hosted the very first Piano Keys for Syrian Kids in Commerce Township, Michigan. The piano concert was the idea of high school students Omar and Ziad Fehmi, and raised $9,843 in support of UNICEF’s work on behalf of Syrian children. When asked about the event and their inspiration, here is what they said: