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70,000 Thanks to Our Volunteers!

U.S. Fund for UNICEF volunteers at a campus summit

— In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12), we’d like to recognize the incredible work of 70,000-plus volunteers across the United States, who have spent countless hours educating, advocating and fundraising on behalf of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Thank you, volunteers! Volunteers are instrumental in everything we do to help the world’s children. You […]

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Ready to Make a Difference for Kids in Need?

Tap Project phone

— This year, the UNICEF Tap Project is celebrating its eighth birthday with a mobile experience that challenges you to go without your phone to help provide clean water and sanitation to children in need. We had an amazing soft launch in February, but we’re just getting started – and we need your help to unlock […]

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The Rush to Aid 700,000 South Sudanese Before Rainy Season

A boy stands atop a dam in a flooded area of Maban County, Upper Nile State, home to four refugee camps. ©UNICEF/2012/BRIAN SOKOL

— UNICEF’s Director of Emergency Programs, Ted Chaiban, visited South Sudan last week. He writes about the urgency to fund relief programs as the rainy season approaches. It is heartbreaking to see the devastation wrought on the people of South Sudan since the sudden outbreak of fighting there two months ago. More than 850,000 South Sudanese […]

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South Sudan: As Many as 6 Million People Need Help

A health worker prepares to vaccinate a boy on a base of the United Nations  Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). © UNICEF/2014/Crowe

— UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake and other UN agency heads raised the emergency level for South Sudan on February 5, calling for immediate back-up response teams to be deployed to support UNICEF’s efforts in the conflict-ridden nation. As representatives from South Sudan’s factions engage in peace talks in Ethiopia, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced the […]

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A Mother’s Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Jamie Chesman, mother of trafficking survivor and anti-trafficking activist Danielle Douglas, has worked with UNICEF USA'S End Trafficking project to raise awareness of human trafficking in the United States.

— This year, the End Trafficking project has had the honor of working with Jamie Chesman. Jamie’s daughter, Danielle Douglas, is a survivor of human trafficking and an anti-trafficking activist. Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. She shared her story of […]

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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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