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L.A.’s Global Citizens Help UNICEF in the Philippines

Ms. Salazar holds up a certificate of global citizenship awarded to Daniel Webster Middle School for fundraising on behalf of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Photo: Jamie Meyer.

— Annie Kim is a Global Citizenship Fellow at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in Los Angeles, CA.  It’s been a little over three months since Typhoon Haiyan first struck the Philippines. Though the destructive super typhoon left immense devastation in its wake, the outpouring of international support showed the people of the Philippines that they […]

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LINKing Together to End Human Trafficking

Boston Global Citizenship Fellow Nick Leisey (center) with the rest of the LINK 2013 planning committee. Photo by Marcia Garcia.

— Nick Leisey is a Global Citizenship Fellow at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in Boston. Emily Pasnak-Lapchick is an End Trafficking Fellow in New York. With an estimated 27 million victims worldwide, human trafficking is an issue that plagues communities everywhere. Traffickers are smart, fast and organized. To effectively address trafficking, NGOs, law enforcement, the […]

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The Opportunity Africa Forum in Delaware

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— Last week, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) convened a forum called “Opportunity Africa: 2013” at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. The conference brought together interested citizens of Delaware with individuals from government and the private sector who work on a range of issues related to Africa. Topics included trade, business, security, geopolitics, international development and humanitarian issues. The momentum to save children that is coming from Africa is notable, as Africa’s leaders seek partners and support in the effort to get to ZERO preventable child deaths.

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Some Good News for Children

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— The world has seen “stunning” gains in child survival and health, according to The New York Times’ Tina Rosenberg in a recent column citing UNICEF’s work. Her article shares heartening results from a new study called the Global Burden of Disease report. Among them: over the past 20 years, the mortality rate for children under five has dropped worldwide, in some countries by as much as 70 percent.

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An Exciting New Way for Volunteers to Share and Inspire

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— Calling all volunteers: You can now share your inspiring stories and experiences at the new UNICEF Action Center! Whether you are scaling the Rockies or longboarding in the Cali sun, we invite you to join us at the Action Center to connect with others and share our mission—achieving ZERO preventable child deaths.

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Field Visit: On the Road With NBA Stars in Kenya

Dikembe Mutumbo in Kenya. © UNICEF/2012/Torfinn

— From the photos that accompany this blog post, you’ll see that I’ve been traveling with a group of really tall men. Last week, NBA greats Dikembe Mutombo, Luc Mbah a Moute, and Nick Collison were on the road with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF on a field visit to UNICEF projects in northern Kenya. They visited refugee camps at Kakuma, medical facilities in Makutano, and children’s shelters in Lodwar.
But what I’ve learned about these men is that it isn’t their extraordinary height that makes them remarkable, or the fact that each can palm an infant as easily as they can palm a basketball—it’s their super-sized hearts.

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