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In Kabul, Afghanistan - 1,000 classrooms, a world of difference

473 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Rabia Balkhi school is one of 51 schools that have undergone a complete makeover as part of the 1000 Classrooms Project. Funded by the Government of Japan, the project was implemented by the Ministry of Education with support from UNICEF, benefitting ...

ING employees worldwide run for the children of Zambia

475 days ago From UNICEF   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - LUSAKA, Zambia, 26 June, 2013 =96 Today is a special day for the children of Zambia as over 1,000 men and women across the world get together for a common and meaningful purpose: running for children. These runners are employees of one of UNICEF' ...

UNICEF and Libya sign agreement to improve basic education system

476 days ago From UN News Centre   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - 25 June 2013 =96 The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Libyan Government today signed an agreement that aims to improve the basic education system in the North African country. =93Quality education for all is fundamental for a peace ...

Campaign to prevent disease as temperatures rise at Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan

477 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - It's summer in Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan. A timely campaign sees teams of Syrian community health workers promoting safe hygiene practices from tent to tent to prevent the diseases that thrive in the heat. AMMAN, Jordan, 24 June 2013 =96 ...

Emma Bunton sings One Direction songs with Fife Brownies

477 days ago From stv.tv   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - The star travelled with around twenty Brownies from Fife to London last Saturday to take part in The Giant Sleepover, an event raising funds for the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). After playing Twister and cards with the girls =96 who are age ...

Rebuilding Zimbabwe's health system

478 days ago From NewsDay   View Archived Article

HARARE, ZIMBABWE - Unicef Zimbabwe's chief of young child survival and development, Aboubacar Kampo, said that one of the fund's goals was to have at least one midwife per 5 000 people and three doctors in each of Zimbabwe's 62 districts. Another aim is to ...

Worsening violence against children in Afghanistan

479 days ago From IRINnews.org   View Archived Article

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - As a result of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, the number of child casualties in the first four months of 2013 was 414 - a 27 percent jump from the 327 last year, according to a press release from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Of the 414 ...

Communities are key to ending customs that harm children, says UNICEF

488 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 16 June 2013 =96 On the Day of the African Child, UNICEF joined the African Union to mark the efforts by African communities to promote social change and end practices that endanger the lives and health of hundreds of thousands& ...

Sierra Leone braces for cholera season

491 days ago From Gant Daily   View Archived Article

CLEARFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has also been staging plays on the subject. Efforts are also underway to ensure that medical centres across the country are fully stocked with saline drips and other relevant medical equipment before the rains inte ...

American singer and songwriter Katy Perry witnesses UNICEF’s efforts to fight chronic malnutrition in Madagascar

492 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ANDRORANGA VOLA, Madagascar, 11 June 2013 =96 =93So, if we have rice, what can we add to it?=94 asks Angeline Volefero, a heath worker in the village of Androranga Vola, just a few km in Madagascar's east coast. =93How about meat? And then some z ...

Lucy Liu Visits Lebanon to Shine Spotlight on Plight of Syrian Refugee Children

498 days ago From Sacramento Bee   View Archived Article

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNICEF Ambassador Lucy Liu traveled to Lebanon with UNICEF to see first-hand the dire situation for Syrian children and their families who have fled a crisis that has left more than 70,000 people . ...

Jamaica's 'unrelenting violence' against children condemned by UNICEF

499 days ago From Toronto Star   View Archived Article

TORONTO, CANADA - KINGSTON, JAMAICA=97The United Nations' child welfare agency said Wednesday that it is deeply concerned about what it describes as =93unrelenting violence=94 against youngsters in Jamaica, including the recent beheading of a 4-year-old girl. ...

Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse

500 days ago From UNICEF-press release   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women, a new study launched by UNICEF, UN Women, UNFPA, ILO and the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, is a ...

Janet Jackson is new UNICEF campaigner

502 days ago From kjrh.com   View Archived Article

TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JANET JACKSON has signed up as the face of a new campaign for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to help stamp out starvation in Africa. The pop superstar has filmed a new public service announcement (PSA) for the organization, in which ...

UNICEF donated school books, stationery items distributed in Arakan

505 days ago From Burma News International   View Archived Article

NAYPYIDAW, MYANMAR - According to some sources in Arakan, even though the UNICEF had distributed the textbooks and stationery items to kindergarten level students in Arakan without any charges, many school authorities had earlier forced the parents to pay money, which wa ...

UNICEF, Japan government fund $1.5m cholera project in Ghana

507 days ago From Ghana Business News   View Archived Article

ACCRA, GHANA - stethoscope UNICEF and the Japanese government have announced a $1.5 million project to address cholera in Ghana. According to the two the project 'will help prevent and respond to cholera outbreaks in Ghana.' =93The Cholera Prevention and Re ...

UNICEF Calls for End to Discrimination Against Children With Disabilities

507 days ago From Voice of America   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - GENEVA =97 The U.N. Children's Fund says children with disabilities are among the most marginalized people in the world. In its annual State of the World's Children report, UNICEF says ending discrimination against children with disabilities ...

EU Gives UNICEF N9bn For Health, Water, Sanitation Projects In Nigeria

508 days ago From Leadership Newspapers   View Archived Article

ABUJA, NIGERIA - The European Union (EU) has granted the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) N9 billion, about =8044.75 million for health, water supply and sanitation projects in Plateau, Ekiti, Adamawa and Kebbi States. A statement by UNICEF's communica ...

UNICEF praises poorest countries for 'major leap forward' in maternal mortality

509 days ago From International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) expects to train thousands of healthcare workers in the developing world to treat life-threatening complications that arise during childbirth, thanks to a new e-learning programme launched at the Global ...

Students Raise Over $3,000 for Project Eliminate

510 days ago From Los Alamos Daily Post   View Archived Article

LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO - Three local schools set up a Penny Wars contest to raise money for the Kiwanis/UNICEF Project Eliminate. Barranca K-Kids and the Middle School Builders Club called their effort "Penny Wars" and Aspen K-Kids chose to call their fundraiser &q ...

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