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.

The Malnutrition Miracle: What Is Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food?

“I had reached a point where I thought my child was going to die,” says Francess, a mother from Sierra Leone, who came to that conclusion in early 2015 as her two-month-old daughter Naomi Sam grew weaker by the day.

They had survived the Ebola epidemic. But Francess, like many parents in the nation's most out-of-the-way places, now stared down another killer — only this time it had come for her daughter.

I thought my child was going to die.