Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the Humanitarian Pause in Aleppo, Syria

NEW YORK (August 26, 2016) – “Today is another sad and dangerous day for the children in Syria, in particular those living in Aleppo.

“Every child there – everyone affected – needs an immediate pause to the fighting in Aleppo, and every second of every minute counts when it comes to protecting and saving the lives of children.

“UNICEF continues to be at the ready to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance, including medicines, vaccines and nutritional supplements.

Volunteer with UNICEF USA to put Children First

Authored By: AJ Merjan, UNICEF USA volunteer and Danielle Tal, UNICEF USA Marketing Intern

UNICEF works year-round to put children first. Join us this summer as we work to help children in more than 190 countries survive and thrive. Here are a few easy ways to volunteer, raise funds and support our mission over the coming months:

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Boko Haram Violence in Lake Chad Region Leaves Children Displaced and Trapped

NEW YORK (August 25, 2016) – Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, UNICEF said in a report released today.

While the Rio Olympics May Be Over, UNICEF Brazil Keeps Fighting Zika

Campina Grande, the capital of Paraíba State in Brazil, faced an urgent challenge. 

How could the city reach 100,000 households?

How could it reach 100,000 households with information on controlling the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a killer infecting people with the Zika virus, as well as dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever? Manpower was limited, budgets were tight, and there was no time to waste. 

International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

In 1998, UNESCO (The United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) proclaimed August 23 as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, to reflect on the consequences of slavery. On August 23rd not only do we remember the slavery, but it is also a time to address modern-day exploitation and human trafficking.