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3 Numbers to Consider on World Water Day

Children fill containers with water from a communal foot-activated pump in the village of Kiendi-Walogo, Côte d'Ivoire. © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2481/Olivier Asselin

— Four years ago, the world met its global target for safe drinking water, which it had set as part of the Millennium Development Goals. Yet today, 768 million people still don’t have access to clean water. As we mark World Water Day, here are three numbers to consider. 1,400 children die every day from diarrheal […]

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UNICEF Must Reads

— A weekly news roundup highlighting the best of the FieldNotes blog and online coverage of UNICEF issues. Best of the FieldNotes Blog Video: the worst place to be a child UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake speaks to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour from Homs, Syria. Turn on the tap A primer on how your UNICEF Tap Project […]

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5 Ways UNICEF Improves Access to Clean Water

— This month, the UNICEF Tap Project is challenging you to put down your phone to help provide water to a child in need. You might be wondering, how exactly does UNICEF help? Since 1990, UNICEF has helped more than 2 billion people gain access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation. Here’s how. 1. Promoting good […]

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David Beckham: Stand Up for Syrian Children

— As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year, soccer legend and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham is speaking up for the country’s children, calling on people around the world to make their voices heard and prevent an entire generation from losing its future. Watch the video:  

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Children Caught in Central African Republic Inspire with Smiles

Sara, 11, cradles her sister outside her family's makeshift home. Photo: Kent Page.

— Kent Page, Senior Advisor of Strategic Communications for UNICEF, reached Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) on Jan. 11 as part of UNICEF’s Emergency Response Team, which is working to help the 2.3 million children affected by violence there. I’ve met so many wonderful, inspiring children in the Central African Republic during the past few days […]

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A Lesson from Girl Scouts on World Thinking Day

Global Citizenship Fellow Mandy Sharp Eizinger, left, talks to the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois about the School-in-a-Box on World Thinking Day. Photo: Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois.

— Aarti Singh and Mandy Sharp Eizinger are Global Citizenship Fellows with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in Washington, D.C. and Chicago. World Thinking Day is a time when Girl Scouts around the world honor each other and dedicate the day to reflecting on global issues. This year’s theme aligned with Millennium Development Goal 2 — […]

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