NEW YORK (March 28, 2014) – The IKEA Foundation today announced a contribution of 1 million euros ($1.3 million) to UNICEF in support of its efforts to scale up the emergency response in South Sudan ahead of the imminent rainy season.
Visit uniceftapproject.org on your phone. You’ll see updates on your progress, how long other people have gone without their phones and how UNICEF helps provide clean water and sanitation around the world. At 10 minutes, you’ll unlock the funding equivalent of one day of clean water.*
In honor of World Water Week in March, Giorgio Armani Fragrances will once again partner with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to focus global attention and raise funds to provide clean water for children in developing nations. In 2014, for the month of March, Giorgio Armani Fragrances will donate $5 for every bottle of Acqua di Giò and Acqua Di Gioia sold in the U.S. to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support the UNICEF Tap Project. With $5, UNICEF can provide a child with safe water for 200 days.
NEW YORK (February 24, 2014) – This year, the UNICEF Tap Project is launching a new mobile experience that challenges Americans to put down their cell phones to help save children’s lives. The longer someone goes without touching their smartphone after activating UNICEFTapProject.org, the more money will be donated to help UNICEF provide clean drinking water to children.
NEW YORK (March 22, 2013) – As the world celebrates World Water Day today, UNICEF urges governments, civil society and ordinary citizens to remember that behind the statistics are the faces of children.
Globally, an estimated 2,000 children under the age of five die every day from diarrheal diseases. Of these, some 1,800 deaths are linked to water, sanitation and hygiene. Despite a burgeoning global population, these deaths have come down significantly over the last decade, from 1.2 million per year in 2000 to about 760,000 a year in 2011. UNICEF says that is still too many.
UNICEF Ambassadors Angie Harmon, Alyssa Milano and Marcus Samuelsson, UNICEF Supporters Heidi Klum and Nas, along with Judd Apatow, Kristen Bell, Jeff Bridges, Common, Kat Graham, Bridgit Mendler, Seth Rogen, Emmy Rossum, Kevin Spacey, Sting and Kate Walsh, take to social media to help provide clean water for children
NEW YORK (March 22, 2012) — As the world commemorates World Water Day, UNICEF called on governments to pay particular attention to those living in rural areas who are being left behind in their countries’ progress, especially with regard to access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
Two weeks ago a UNICEF and World Health Organization report showed conclusively that poor people in rural areas are lacking these most basic necessities for life.