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Ebola Outbreak Ends in Democratic Republic of the Congo
For nearly two years, UNICEF and partners rallied to fight the second largest Ebola outbreak in history.
Education, Not Marriage: Building Better Futures for Girls in Ethiopia
UNICEF programs help Ethiopia's children keep learning and get the support they need to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Helping Girls Escape Early Marriage in Yemen
Social collapse is pushing more and more young girls into marriage in Yemen. UNICEF-supported programs help them get their lives back.
Americans Who Never Forget: Life Without Vaccines
Three lives touched by vaccine-preventable disease, one message: don't take immunization for granted.
The Case for Intersectionality: Commemorating Pride Amidst COVID-19
UNICEF USA renews its commitment to ending discrimination and abuse. LGBTQ children deserve protection and equal rights.
Refugees Need Our Support Now More Than Ever
Born a refugee herself, Halima Aden speaks out on behalf of the world's most vulnerable children as they face the threat of COVID-19.
UNICEF: In War vs. Poverty (and COVID-19), Cash Is King
UNICEF makes a case for Universal Child Benefits (cash assistance for families) to counter the pandemic's economic fallout.
Earthquake Hits Southern Mexico
When a magnitude 7.4 quake rocked Mexico's Oaxaca State, buildings swayed hundreds of miles away. UNICEF is standing by to help, as needed.
How to Keep Children Learning During a Pandemic
Robert Jenkins, UNICEF Global Chief of Education, on the challenges of remote learning and what parents can do to support their children.
A Boy Scarred by Yemen's War Takes His First Steps Toward Healing
Thanks to a UNICEF project in Aden that provides prosthetic limbs to children maimed in Yemen's war, Rayan, 6, can live a fuller life.
From Refugee to U.S. Citizen: A Former Lost Girl Looks Back
War in South Sudan took almost everything from Rebecca Deng as a child. Today, she's a vocal champion for refugee children.
Protecting Yemen's Children From COVID-19
An urgent funding crisis threatens the water, sanitation and health programs children in Yemen need to stay alive. You can help now.
This Pandemic Is Not UNICEF's First Fight
UNICEF's role in the world's war against COVID-19 reflects a legacy of saving and protecting children from disease.
Father's Day Gifts That Help Keep Children Healthy, Happy and Safe
There's no replacement for the power of a father's love. But sometimes even the best dads need backup. UNICEF Inspired Gifts can help.
Supporting Black Children's Emotional Health Amid Racial Injustice
Experts weigh in on some of the ways parents can support Black children as they navigate a social climate plagued by systemic racism.
Why Child Labor Cannot Be Forgotten During COVID-19
COVID-related shocks will push millions of children into extreme poverty & child labor. The need for social protection programs is urgent.
Protecting Children's Rights Online
In a world where more and more activities are taking place online, protecting and supporting children's rights is more important than ever.
Talking to My Black Kids About the Protests
Standing with children to support the movement for Black lives — and why self-care needs to be a top priority right now.
Respond, Recover, Reimagine — UNICEF's Vision for a Post-COVID World
UNICEF issues an urgent appeal for support for its global pandemic response — calling on partners to help communities come back stronger.
UNICEF Is Working to Free Child Soldiers Around the World
Tens of thousands of children are being recruited and used in armed conflicts around the world. UNICEF is working to bring them home.
How White People Can Talk to Their Kids About Racism
Six steps white parents can take to help their children think about racial injustice, implicit bias and how to be an ally.
A Deep Dive Into UNICEF's $1.6 Billion Pandemic Response
The different components of UNICEF's plan to deal with the COVID-19 crisis reflect how much is at stake for vulnerable children.
5 Ways to Stand Up Against Racism and Injustice
Racism damages children, leaving deep and lasting scars. Here are five things your family can do now to help create a more just society.
How Good Menstrual Hygiene Keeps Girls Learning
From the coronavirus pandemic to cultural taboos, period problems can get in the way of a girl’s brighter future. Here’s how UNICEF helps.
Protecting Kids From the Effects of COVID-19 in Honduras
UNICEF Rep Mark Connolly on stomping out misinformation about COVID-19, sheltering deported children and using TV to keep kids learning.
COVID-19 Threatens the World's Children in More Ways Than One
A new study predicts that disruptions to medical care & routine services will be more catastrophic to children than COVID-19 itself.
Pandemic Puts Polio Fight on Pause, Stoking Fears of a Comeback
The global response to COVID-19 puts children at risk while threatening to undermine decades of progress against the crippling disease.
Cyclone Amphan Makes Landfall During Coronavirus Pandemic
Still in coronavirus lockdown, vulnerable communities in India & Bangladesh now face the deepening consequences of a killer storm.
The Doctor Is In: Parents’ Questions About Coronavirus Answered
Dr. Ronald Kleinman, Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, on how to protect children from coronavirus.
On Ramadan's Night of Power, Remember the Most Vulnerable
A way to help those praying for safety, protection, nutrition, good health — & the resources to keep COVID-19 from devastating communities.
How UNICEF Supporters Can Help Speed Supplies to the Front Lines
UNICEF USA's new Fast Fund aims to expedite procurement of PPE for health workers fighting COVID-19.
Rohingya Face Higher Risk of Gender-Based Violence During Lockdown
With COVID-19 pandemic response measures in place, UNICEF is working to make sure women and girls can still get the support they need.
Getting the Word Out in Syria: How to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus
A UNICEF public information campaign in Syria is offering practical advice on how to stay safe from COVID-19.
Coronavirus Anxiety: Parenting Tips to Help Children
Children may not be as likely to get sick from coronavirus, but anxiety over the pandemic can take a heavy toll. Here’s how to help.
Thinking Through How to Safely Reopen Schools
A roadmap from UNICEF and partners for leaders looking to bring kids back to the (non-virtual) classroom.
Childbirth During COVID-19 Lockdown
Chloe, Patrick and Ava O'Doherty welcome baby Fionn in extraordinary times in South Africa.
UNICEF Partners Step Up to Protect Children From COVID-19
Corporate partners are pitching in to support UNICEF's work around the world during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Thank a Nurse Today
Where would we be without nurses? A salute to the dedicated health professionals fighting COVID-19 and caring for others, cradle to grave.
Water and Hygiene Kits Needed To Protect Displaced Kids From COVID-19
It's Giving Tuesday Now. Send emergency COVID-19 supplies to protect displaced families and the health workers fighting to save them.
Want World Peace and Prosperity? Invest in Children
When children survive and thrive, the benefits extend well beyond borders.