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UNICEF’s Next Generation Loves the UNICEF Tap Project!

A UNICEF-supported water access point in Ethiopia. Photo: John Kluge, Jr.

— Casey Rotter is Founder of UNICEF’s Next Generation, a diverse group of young professionals who support UNICEF’s programs. Think about it: how many times have you left the faucet running when you stepped away from the sink? How long was your shower this morning? Was your last sip of water from a bottle or a tap? […]

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Vietnam: UNICEF’s Big Strides in Education and Child Survival

Lotta in Vietnam with UNICEF Next Generation

— Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF’s Country Representative for Vietnam, visited UNICEF USA headquarters in New York on Friday and spoke about the successes her office has achieved on behalf of Vietnam’s children. Landmark breastfeeding legislation and a groundbreaking bilingual education program were highlights of a presentation by Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF’s Country Rep for Vietnam, at the U.S. […]

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Superheroes at UNICEF’s Masquerade Ball

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— Mid-December may evoke thoughts of snowmen and sleigh bells, but for UNICEF’s Next Generation, it was all about Halloween. Though Hurricane Sandy caused us to postpone our Third Annual Masquerade Ball for six weeks, it didn’t stop people from dressing as their favorite superheroes—or from Believing in ZERO. Over 500 guests joined us at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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9 million at risk in Asia

Situation reports have been coming in from UNICEF’s field staff across Asia-Pacific and the numbers are devastating–all told, 7 million children have been affected by last week’s natural disasters.

People across the country have demonstrated incredible generosity (we’re so thankful that the $500,000 challenge issued last week by an anonymous donor for the Philippines has been been met), and continued support will be needed for UNICEF to continue its lifesaving work for children whose lives have been turned upside down.

If you would like to support UNICEF’s relief efforts in the region, you can make a donation here. (Or click here if you’re interested in supporting work in a particular country.)

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How to help in Southeast Asia

People have asked us how they can support relief efforts in specific countries affected by the recent spate of disasters in Southeast Asia and the Pacific — you can use the links below if you are interested in donating to help children in a particular country:

p>We’ll keep you posted on UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children in all of these disasters. And if you simply want to make a donation in support of relief efforts for children in the overall region, click here.

As always, on behalf of all of us here at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, thank you for your commitment to helping UNICEF save children’s lives.

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Jon McLaughlin: A little can go a long way

For the final 12 days of 2008, UNICEF celebrity Ambassadors and Supporters are posting daily blog entries about the impact UNICEF Inspired Gifts are having on children around the world. Jon McLaughlin is a singer-songwriter who recently performed at the UNICEF Snowflake lighting in NYC.

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