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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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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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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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Brazilian Soccer Legend Roberto Carlos Supports Western Union’s PASS Initiative

Roberto Carlos shows off his soccer skills to Turkish youth participating in a UNICEF initiative funded by Western Union. Photo: Katia Stefanatou.

— Meeting Brazilian soccer player Roberto Carlos recently was a big thrill for a group of children from Istanbul. They had participated in research conducted by UNICEF, made possible by Western Union’s PASS initiative. The purpose of the research was to better understand the barriers to secondary education faced by disadvantaged adolescents in order to tackle […]

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UNICEF Opens Classrooms for Children in CAR

Students at the temporary learning space at Grande Seminaire in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. ©UNICEFCAR/2014/Logan

— The situation for children in the Central African Republic is alarming. They have been displaced by violence, separated from their families, even made targets of atrocities as the impoverished country descends into conflict and chaos. Children’s education has been disrupted, too. Over the past year, an inspection of 176 schools found that 65 percent had […]

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In Colombia, UNICEF Helps Put Kids Back in School

A student (right) tells Rosa Jimenez, project coordinator for "La Escuela Busca al Niño, La Niña" (left), about her experience returning to school. Photo: Kristen Mangelinkx.

— Kristen Mangelinkx is Vice President, Regional Fundraising, at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. She writes from her field visit to Colombia. We left the old city of Cartagena and drove south for an hour to reach Arjona where UNICEF and the University of Cartagena have teamed up to address the issue of children who are […]

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