Tag Archives: UNICEF

Children Will Bear the Brunt of Climate Change – UNICEF Report

New York, N.Y. More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released ahead of the 21st United Nations climate change conference, known […]

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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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Ahead of Historic Elections in Myanmar, Push for Children

New York, N.Y.  As the historic elections in Myanmar draws closer, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Save the Children urged potential leaders of the country to prioritise children and commit to providing them with a fair start in life. The ceasefire agreement in Myanmar is an historic step for children, who  have suffered […]

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So Many In Need, it’s Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

New York, N.Y. The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve them. Neither, for that matter, can the European Union – or even the United Nations. Into this morass the J. Luce Foundation journeys, to identify orphaned and migrant […]

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Hellenic Fund Launching to Help Kids, including Refugees, in Hellas

New York, N.Y. I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — at a reception on November 4 at an elegant Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up […]

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UNICEF Proposes Fund for Education in Emergencies

New York, N.Y. Two senior United Nations officials today proposed the establishment of a humanitarian fund for education in emergencies that would offer millions of the world’s displaced children their first chance of schooling, as well as bridge the gap between relief assistance and development aid. Girls in Damascus, Syria, shown in their classroom with […]

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