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On Children’s Day, World Remains ‘Deeply Unfair’ Place for Children

New York, N.Y. Marking Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations today highlighted that the world remains a “deeply unfair” place for the poorest and most disadvantaged children despite major advances since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 26 years ago today. Children look out a train window at a reception centre […]

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Major Spike in Number of Migrant Children on Move in Europe

New York, N.Y. With record numbers of child refugees and migrants – 700 a day seeking asylum in Europe –the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has identified five groups of vulnerable children and is mobilizing tailored actions to meet their needs. A young child, wearing a sweater and a knitted cap, eats a […]

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After Typhoon in Philippines, UNICEF Lauds ‘Tremendous’ Recovery

New York, N.Y.   On the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has commended the significant progress made in recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the Philippines, but remains concerned about the unmet needs of children and their families, some still living in temporary housing. According to the U.N. Children’s Fund […]

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AIDS Orphans Thrive at Ugandan School that is Sanctuary for Learning

New York, N.Y.  “Will you watch my baby while I run out and get a few things?” the young mother asked at the end of a social call with Mrs. Amina Bbaale. Amina looked at the sleeping five-month-old girl and felt more than willing to offer a kindness to the young widow sitting in her […]

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As Hellenic Fund Forms, UNICEF Raises Concerns for Migrant Children in Winter

New York, N.Y. With winter fast approaching, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today raised concerns about the dangers facing unaccompanied refugee and migrant children crossing Europe, where many countries are either overwhelmed or closing borders. A boy carrying his belongings in a large cloth bag over his shoulder is among people walking on railway […]

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Wells Fargo, Operation Smile Sending Smiles to India for Diwali

New York, N.Y.  Wells Fargo is helping to kick off the Diwali season by continuing its collaboration with Operation Smile, an international medical charity, to help provide life-changing surgeries for children and young adults in India born with cleft lip and cleft palate. The collaboration between Wells Fargo and Operation Smile is expected to fund […]

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SeriousFun Donors Receive Paul Newman Forever Stamp

New York, N.Y. In honor of the Paul Newman Forever stamp, the organization SeriousFun has a limited supply of commemorative pins of the stamp image. This highly-collectible keepsake is available to anyone who makes a donation of $35 or more to SeriousFun in honor of Paul’s incredible philanthropic legacy. Your generous support of SeriousFun will […]

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U.N. Launches New Standards to Improve Adolescent Care Worldwide

New York, N.Y. Two United Nations agencies—the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)—announced today they have developed new standards for quality health-care services for adolescents, which aim to help countries improve the quality of services for people between the ages of 10 and 19.  A girl laughs during […]

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Mayflower Roots – and a Metrocard – Get One on the Subway

From 2012: Charlie Sheen Gives USO $1 Million – Biggest in its History

China Plans for Mainland Police in H.K. Rail Station Spark Controversy

European Border Restrictions on Refugees Violate Human Rights

‘Orange the World’ Campaign Effort to End Violence Against Girls, Women

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