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.
NEW YORK (November 27, 2015) – Continued violence and the impact of brutal fighting has taken an increasingly heavy toll on the lives of children in South Sudan, Ishmael Beah said today, as the UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War wrapped up a one week visit to the country.
“The sheer level of brutality and the number of children directly involved in the fighting has only increased this year,” said Beah, a New York Times best-selling author of “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” and “Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel.”
NEW YORK (November 30, 2015) – The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced the appointment of the newest UNICEF Ambassador, GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist P!nk, who will build on her current role as the UNICEF Kid Power National Spokesperson to raise awareness about UNICEF’s lifesaving health and nutrition programs around the world.
Every two seconds a girl becomes a child bride. Fifteen million girls a year are being married before they reach the age of 18.
NEW YORK (November 20, 2015) – In the last couple of days, we have witnessed Governments instituting a range of restrictions against movements of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards. This includes people being profiled on the basis of nationality. This is becoming increasingly untenable from every point of view – humanitarian, legal, and also safety related, not least in light of falling temperatures and the risks for children and others with specific needs.
NEW YORK (November 20, 2015) – “Twenty-six years ago today, the world made a solemn promise to the children of the world, to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential.
“But for children caught up in the different conflicts now gripping the Middle East and North Africa, that pledge – formalized in the Convention on the Rights of the Child – is being broken, day in and day out.
NEW YORK (November 20, 2015) – Nearly 14 million children and adolescents in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan face war, conflict and injustices every day, fueling the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.
"I'm leaving now, Mom. Gonna take the stairs. Gotta feed the world." — New York City student
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