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Powerful Earthquake in Chile

— An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile just after 8:00 P.M. local time last night. The earthquake epicenter was offshore from the Chilean Region of Tarapaca (population 350,373). There are reports of structural damage and six casualties. The Government has declared two northern zones as disaster areas. Approximately 900,000 people were evacuated from coastal zones […]

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UNICEF Statement on Anti-Homosexuality Laws


— Today 78 countries around the world have laws that subject their citizens to severe criminal penalties for homosexuality. Such laws not only undermine human rights – they can also fuel discrimination, stigma and even violence against people on the basis of their perceived sexual orientation and gender identities. And the impact of these laws can […]

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UNICEF Statement on the Loss of Staff Members in the Kabul Bombing

— Less than one year ago, UNICEF paid tribute to colleagues who have lost their lives for the sake of a better future for all children, with a memorial at UNICEF House. Today, with great sadness and anger, we must add two more names to that list of heroes. Ms. Basra Hassan, Nutrition Specialist and Dr. […]

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Happy New Year from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF!

— As the U.S. Fund for UNICEF rings in 2014, a new video gives us a chance to reflect on the challenges UNICEF faced in 2013, and the work that lies ahead. Here’s to another year of making the world better for children!

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TOMS Helps Syrian Children Stay Warm This Winter

Hamed and his sister Rania carry winter kits they just received from UNICEF in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan. They have been living in the camp with their parents and eight siblings since July 2012. © UNICEF/Jordan-2013/Noorani.

— More than 5.5 million children have been affected by the conflict in Syria, which is now well into its third year. Over 1 million of these children and their families had to flee their homes. Many are unprepared for the winter ahead. TOMS, founded in 2006, is known for its casual shoes and commitment to […]

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Typhoon Haiyan Diary: On the Ground in Tacloban

Children bathe and wash their clothes in Tacloban. UNICEF helped restore water supply to 80 percent of the city after Typhoon Haiyan.

— Kent Page, Senior Advisor of Strategic Communications for UNICEF Philippines, has been on the ground in Tacloban following the devastation from Typhoon Haiyan. It’s great to be part of the UNICEF immediate response team that were rushed into the Philippines after the devastation of super typhoon Haiyan. We are a group of emergency professionals specializing […]

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