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India Celebrates Major Milestone in Polio Eradication

A child receives the polio vaccine in a slum in Mumbai, india. © UNICEF/INDA2012-00433/Sandeep Biswas

— Once considered the most stubborn of breeding grounds for polio, India reached a major milestone today, marking three years since its last-reported polio case. Without a single new infection in the past two years, India can claim to be polio-free. Nicole Deutsch, head of polio operations for UNICEF in India, called it a “monumental milestone”. […]

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UNICEF USA Must Reads

— A weekly news roundup highlighting the best of the FieldNotes blog and online coverage of UNICEF issues. Best of the FieldNotes Blog Learn the Signs A new campaign helps us all recognize victims of human trafficking. The first in a month-long series of posts about the “millions in bondage” in the 21st century. Video: A […]

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UNICEF USA Must Reads

— A weekly news roundup highlighting the best of the FieldNotes blog and online coverage of UNICEF issues. Best of the FieldNotes Blog Photos: The Year in Review From the Philippines to Ethiopia to Carteret, New Jersey, a look back at 2013 in pictures. Video: The Year Ahead Help raise the bar for child survival in […]

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South Sudan: UNICEF Responds to Help Children at Risk

Boys in the town of Bunj, in Maban County, Upper Nile State, where armed clashes continue.  South Sudan achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, but fresh fighting in the new nation threatens the peace and the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and children. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1422/BRIAN SOKOL

— In South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, hundreds of thousands of children are at risk. Violent clashes between the government and rebel factions began in mid-December in the capital, Juba, and have spread throughout the country. An estimated 194,000 people are displaced from their homes. There are hopes for a cease-fire, with talks planned between […]

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2013 in Review: UNICEF’s Year in Pictures

Two girls attend school at Alpha Moya school in Timbuktu, Mali, a facility that has been re-furnished with help from UNICEF.

— From the Philippines to Syria to the Sahel, in 2013 UNICEF delivered vital services to children in crisis. Here at home, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF mobilized support from people across the United States to guarantee that UNICEF will be there in the coming year to help and protect the world’s most vulnerable children, wherever […]

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UNICEF USA Must Reads

— A weekly news roundup highlighting the best of the FieldNotes blog and online coverage of UNICEF issues. Best of the FieldNotes Blog Infographic: Education in Syria How the brutal conflict has reversed a decade of progress. “Our community is counting on us to go beyond giving.” A conversation with the chief giving officer at TOMS, […]

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