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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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How Your Dollars Turn Into Clean Water

Children fill containers and wash their hands at a UNICEF-supported water access point in Togo. ©UNICEF/Togo2013/Essi Fafa Soulé

— Stephanie Adickman is a proposal writer in the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Global Programs & Field Engagement team. In a world where 768 million people do not have access to clean water, the challenges may seem daunting. But with the help of a network of engaged supporters, UNICEF is on the ground empowering governments, communities […]

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The Most Dangerous Place in the World for a Child

— UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour last week about the devastating impact of the conflict on Syria’s children. As March 15 marked the third anniversary of the civil war, UNICEF released a report illustrating the need for humanitarian assistance: 5.5. million children have been affected by the conflict 10,000 children have […]

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Four Months After Typhoon Haiyan

Frances, 10, shown here with guitar at a UNICEF Child-Friendly Space in Tacloban in December, fled with his family from their home in one of Tacloban's poorest neighborhoods just as Typhoon Haiyan was making its approach. He and his family took shelter in a sports stadium during the storm, which destroyed their home.

— The pain of loss still cuts deep in the Philippines four months after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) killed more than 6,000 people, but there is also a growing sense that recovery is possible. A new UNICEF report, Four Months After [pdf], describes both the progress made and the challenges that lie ahead for Filipino children. Some highlights: 14.1 […]

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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 New data on Syrian children UNICEF’s latest report on the devastating toll of three years of war. “We had a plan … By Tuesday, everything had changed.” A UNICEF child protection specialist on […]

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Infographic: Syria’s Children Under Siege

— Three years of conflict have turned Syria into one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a child. Learn more in this infographic. Click on the image to enlarge.

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