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UNICEF Ramps Up Response as Ebola Threat Grows

A UNICEF worker in Guinea shares information about how to prevent the spread of Ebola virus. A recent outbreak has already claimed the lives of three children.

— UNICEF is ramping up its response to the recent outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, which began in Guinea in March and has since spread within the country and across its borders, claiming dozens more lives. With the total number of confirmed cases approaching 200 — more than half of them fatal — UNICEF […]

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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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Chicago Young Ambassadors Support the Elimination of MNT

UNICEF’s Young Ambassadors are supporting the Midwest Region’s two-year campaign to raise $3 million for The Eliminate Project. From left to right: Brendan Buckley, Laney Buckley, Dr. Rownak Khan, Aidan Luce, Abby Dietlin, Gwyn Brown. Photo: Nelly Ingraham.

— Dr. Rownak Khan, Senior Health Specialist with UNICEF, visited UNICEF supporters in Chicago on January 30 to talk about eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) — a deadly disease that kills one newborn every nine minutes. In July 2013, the Midwest Regional Board of the U.S. Fund of UNICEF launched a two-year campaign to raise […]

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Maintaining Momentum: the Fight Against Malaria

Valentina Buj, UNICEF Malaria Health Specialist, in the field with children.

— Malaria is the third largest killer of children globally and takes a particularly terrible toll in Africa, where the majority of deaths occur among boys and girls under age 5. Leading the Roll Back Malaria Initiative, a global partnership, and using its expertise to deliver fast and effective assistance, UNICEF is at the forefront of […]

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Sound of Change Concert with Beyoncé


— I’m so excited to be attending the Sound of Change Live concert tomorrow. I can’t wait to see Beyoncé perform, along with a star-studded line-up that includes Florence + the Machine, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Timbaland and many others. The Sound of Change concert is part of CHIME FOR CHANGE, a new global campaign founded by UNICEF partner Gucci to promote education, health and justice for girls and women everywhere. You can join in by watching, donating and spreading the word.

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Improving the Lives of Children in Jamaica

Boy at UNCEF-supported Denham Town school in Jamaica

— Many of us see Jamaica as an island paradise, the birthplace of Reggae music, and home to world class athletes. But Jamaica is not perfect: The country is home to one of the world’s greatest wealth disparities and has one of the highest homicide rates. These harsh realities create a difficult environment for children. I recently had the privilege of hearing UNICEF Jamaica Representative Robert Fuderich speak about UNICEF’s programs in Jamaica, and attending this event further deepened my appreciation for UNICEF’s work.

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