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Laughing boys in Indonesia | Photo © UNICEF/HQ05-0316/Josh Estey

February 24, 2014

Public Urged to Voice their Outrage and Demand Action to Prevent a Lost Generation in Syria

UNICEF, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision today issued an impassioned appeal to the general public, urging it to voice its outrage at the devastating impact on children and alarming long-term consequences of a lost generation as the conflict in Syria approaches its fourth year.

February 24, 2014

The UNICEF Tap Project Gives New Reason for Digital Detox: Clean Water for Children

This year, the UNICEF Tap Project is launching a new mobile experience that challenges Americans to put down their cell phones to help save children’s lives. The longer someone goes without touching their smartphone after activating UNICEFTapProject.org, the more money will be donated to help UNICEF provide clean drinking water to children.

February 21, 2014

UNICEF Statement on the Impact of the Violence in Ukraine on Children

The impact of the heightened violence in Ukraine on children and their families is a matter of growing concern. There have been reports of children being caught up and even injured in the violence in Kyiv. UNICEF is seeking information to confirm these reports and is closely monitoring the situation as it affects children. All parties have a responsibility to keep children out of harm’s way.

February 20, 2014

UNICEF Appeals for $2.2 Billion to Help 59 Million Children in Syria and Other Emergencies

UNICEF appealed today for nearly $2.2 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance this year to 85 million people, including 59 million children, who face conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies in 50 countries.

February 14, 2014

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham Visits Philippines to Witness Typhoon Recovery Efforts

David Beckham has made an emotional journey to the Philippines to meet children nearly 100 days after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador helped launch UNICEF's emergency appeal when the typhoon hit in November 2013 and today visited some of the worst affected areas of Tacloban, on Leyte Island.

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