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Infographic: $1.80 Can Save a Child from Tetanus

— Tetanus is an excruciating disease that kills one newborn every nine minutes. Yet it’s easy — and cheap — to prevent. Since 1999, UNICEF and its partners have immunized more than 118 million women in 50 countries against, and have eliminated the disease in 34 countries. What will you do with $1.80?

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As Polio Spreads to Iraq , UNICEF & WHO Aim to Immunize 20 Million Children

10-day-old Mohammed receives his immunization against polio at a UNICEF-supported health center in the Domiz camp for Syrian refugees in Iraq.

— Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt early this month, aiming to reach more than 20 million children. For Iraq, this will be the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio was confirmed by the Ministry of Health in March in a six-month-old boy from Rusafa, northern Baghdad. “The recent detection […]

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UNICEF Looks Out for Vulnerable Children in Ukraine

A baby sleeps in a playpen in a UNICEF-supported children's home in Ukraine, where political unrest and a weak economy threaten to undermine important health and social services.

— Ongoing political unrest in Ukraine has prompted UNICEF to send assessment teams to determine how best to support vulnerable children and families. Of particular concern is how political and economic pressures will impact important health, education and social services. Geopolitical changes and military operations in Crimea have already displaced nearly 3,000 people, most of them […]

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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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The State of the World’s Children 2014: Putting Data to Use in the Fight for Children’s Rights

The world made a set of promises to children 25 years ago when it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Have we kept those promises? Find out in UNICEF's The State of the World’s Children 2014 in Numbers: http://uni.cf/data

— UNICEF has just launched a year of heavy emphasis on numbers — numbers that show how much progress the world has made since it adopted a Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and what more needs to be done to ensure that 25 year-old-promise to the world’s children is kept. UNICEF’s flagship report State […]

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2013 in Review: UNICEF’s Year in Pictures

Two girls attend school at Alpha Moya school in Timbuktu, Mali, a facility that has been re-furnished with help from UNICEF.

— From the Philippines to Syria to the Sahel, in 2013 UNICEF delivered vital services to children in crisis. Here at home, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF mobilized support from people across the United States to guarantee that UNICEF will be there in the coming year to help and protect the world’s most vulnerable children, wherever […]

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