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UNICEF Haiyan Relief: Back to School in the Philippines

Palo Central Elementary school, destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, reopened with UNICEF's help.

— Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) destroyed up to 90 percent of all schools in affected areas when it tore through the Philippines a month ago leaving over a million students and 35,000 teachers without places to learn and teach. Students at schools across Leyte province are learning again, thanks to UNICEF temporary schools, UNICEF School-in-a-Box […]

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Remembering Nelson Mandela (July 1918 – December 2013)

Nelson Mandela and his wife Graça Machel arrive at the Afrika Cultural Centre to announce a global partnership for children in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. © UNICEF/AFGA000863/Giacomo Pirozzi

— Nelson Mandela believed education is “the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As we learn the sad news of his death, we remember Mandela’s legacy and profound contribution to education in Africa. “Today we have all lost a hero, a powerful champion for children,” said Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director. […]

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Montblanc’s “Signature for Good” Campaign Gives Children the Gift of Education

— This holiday, Montblanc is giving the gift of education to children in Africa, Asia, and Latin American through its “Signature for Good” campaign.  Launched in February 2013, this year-long worldwide cause-related marketing campaign is the fourth global initiative between Montblanc and UNICEF. The partnership has generated more than $5 million over the past nine years […]

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IKEA’s Soft Toys for Education Support UNICEF

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— New Fairy-tale themed creatures join the Soft Toys for Education family A few new members have joined the soft toy family to help bring educational opportunities to children around the world. The new cast of characters comes to us from a fairy-tale forest depicted in a companion book, “The Princess and the Happiness,” in which […]

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Philippines Earthquake: UNICEF Emergency Team Responds

Source: Philippines: Bohol Humanitarian Snapshot. https://philippines.humanitarianresponse.info

— A major UNICEF emergency operation is underway in the central Visayas region of the Philippines. The effort comes in response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Bohol Island on October 15. The earthquake, the strongest to hit Bohol in nearly 25 years, set off landslides and building collapses and tore apart bridges. At least […]

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Watch Katy Perry Roar!

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— Singer-Songwriter Katy Perry has joined with UNICEF to celebrate the second annual International Day of the Girl Child — a day to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face. UNICEF is marking the day by highlighting the power of innovation to get more girls into school and keep them there. Around the world, […]

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