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As Polio Spreads to Iraq , UNICEF & WHO Aim to Immunize 20 Million Children

10-day-old Mohammed receives his immunization against polio at a UNICEF-supported health center in the Domiz camp for Syrian refugees in Iraq.

— Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt early this month, aiming to reach more than 20 million children. For Iraq, this will be the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio was confirmed by the Ministry of Health in March in a six-month-old boy from Rusafa, northern Baghdad. “The recent detection […]

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How UNICEF Text Messages Save Children’s Lives in Indonesia

A girl and her mother (partially visible) meet with a midwife at a UNICEF-supported clinic in Tanjona, Aceh Province, Indonesia.

— In Indonesia — where a child under five dies every four minutes of preventable causes — midwives are often responsible for children’s health in rural villages. Yet many of the country’s approximately 150,000 midwives have limited education and little access to current medical information. “The idea is simple — texting key health messages to rural […]

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Thank You for Supporting the UNICEF Tap Project

Venus, 8, washes her hands at a new, UNICEF-supported hand-washing facility at Santo Niño Elementary School in Tanauan, Philippines -- one of the areas hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-0124/Giacomo Pirozzi

— It was a huge success: more than 2.5 million people stayed away from their phones for nearly 250 million minutes. As this year’s UNICEF Tap Project comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone who participated, supported and sponsored the campaign — you made it happen! The UNICEF Tap Project proposed a simple […]

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Thanks a Million+ American Airlines Employees and Customers for Supporting UNICEF!

Champions for Children - American Airlines

— Thanks a Million+, American Airlines employees and customers for supporting UNICEF! Today at the Chicago International Airport we celebrated a great achievement:  the employees and customers of American Airlines helped raise over $1 million in donations through UNICEF’s Change for Good on American Airlines program in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year!  We celebrated this […]

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Sacramento Kings and NYC Kids Come Together for UNICEF

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay of the NBA's Sacramento Kings with President and CEO of U.S. Fund For UNICEF Caryl Stern and UNIS High School students at an event recognizing New York City students for their efforts to help with the UNICEF Tap Project at Trump SoHo on March 8, 2014 in New York City.

— Sacramento Kings stars like Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, Ben McLemore, Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson joined forces with a group of high school students from the United Nations International School (UNIS) yesterday in New York City for a shared mission: help UNICEF get clean, safe water to kids around the world. I learned […]

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Ready to Make a Difference for Kids in Need?

Tap Project phone

— This year, the UNICEF Tap Project is celebrating its eighth birthday with a mobile experience that challenges you to go without your phone to help provide clean water and sanitation to children in need. We had an amazing soft launch in February, but we’re just getting started – and we need your help to unlock […]

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