Tag Archives: UNICEF

Migrants: ‘Shock Must Be Matched By Action,’ UNICEF

New York, N.Y.  As the “heart-breaking” image of a drowned refugee boy who washed up on a beach in Turkey ricocheted around the world on social media, along with equally painful images of children lying suffocated in the backs of trucks crossing borders and being passed over barbed wire fences by desperate parents, Anthony Lake, […]

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Conflict Keeps Millions of Children Out of School, Warns UNICEF

New York, N.Y.  More than 13 million – that is the number of children who are prevented from attending school by surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today.   Classmates hold hands while standing beside rubble […]

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Three Months After Nepal Quake, Children Still At Risk – UNICEF

New York, N.Y.  Three months after Nepal’s April 25 devastating earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid, warned the United Nations’s Children Fund (UNICEF). Three children play with a rusted wheelbarrow in the town of Singati, […]

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Nepal: in Earthquakes’ Wake, UNICEF Speeds Up Response to Prevent Child Trafficking

New York, N.Y.  At least 245 children have been intercepted from being trafficked and unnecessarily or illegally placed in children’s care homes since the first earthquake hit Nepal almost two months ago, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1113/Anthony. The children’s agency is working with the Government and the Nepal Police to reduce […]

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David Beckham: “Every Five Minutes a Child Dies Because of Violence”

New York, N.Y.  UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham traveled to Cambodia to meet with children affected by violence and hear their stories – read more about his trip: http://uni.cf/1FiEmI3 “It is shocking that every five minutes a child dies because of violence somewhere  in the world. This has to stop.” – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham. Tweet

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UNICEF Airlift of Humanitarian Supplies to Quake-Hit Nepal

New York, N.Y.  Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital, Kathmandu, as the United Nations children’s agency works with the European Union (EU) to provide much needed relief from the effects of the […]

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UNICEF: ‘Swift, Courageous’ Action Needed on Illegal Migration

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the international community to commit to “swift, collective and courageous action” and address the surge in illegal migration across the Mediterranean Sea which has resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives and endangered innumerable children. Onboard an Italian ship, a Syrian father holds […]

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UNICEF, David Beckham Launch Initiative for World’s Children

New York, N.Y.  International football icon and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, today announced his latest fundraising initiative, launched in tandem with the UN agency and aimed at boosting assistance for the world’s youth, amid the planet’s worsening humanitarian crises. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham meets child survivors of Typhoon Haiyan […]

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Migrants: ‘Shock Must Be Matched By Action,’ UNICEF

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‘Every Kid in a Park’ Initiative Kicks Off at Red Rock Canyon

Conflict Keeps Millions of Children Out of School, Warns UNICEF

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