November 6, 2013
The IKEA Soft Toys For Education Campaign Returns. Since 2003, Program has Impacted Ten Million Children and Raised $74 Million
IKEA announced today the return of its annual ‘Soft Toys for Education’ campaign, which will run from November 10, 2013 to January 4, 2014. During this period, the IKEA Foundation will donate one euro (approximately $1.34)* to UNICEF and Save the Children to give children in developing countries access to a quality education. Launched in 2003, the campaign has impacted 10 million children in 46 countries and donations have totalled $74 million for 90 projects.
November 4, 2013
Lebanon's generosity in supporting more than 400,000 refugee children from Syria should be matched by further international investment in public services such as education, said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake as he ended a visit to the country.
November 1, 2013
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow will travel to the Central African Republic next week to draw attention to the plight of children as new fighting is making an already dire humanitarian situation even more precarious.
October 30, 2013
UNICEF Running Low on Lifesaving Supplies in Central African Republic Amid New Wave of Displaced People
With an increasing number of people displaced by violence across the Central African Republic, UNICEF warns that in the coming weeks, the growing needs of the population will exceed the emergency supplies available. UNICEF urgently needs $3 million to procure emergency relief items such as blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans and soap for 55,000 internally displaced people in Central African Republic over the next six months.
October 25, 2013
As Syria awaits confirmation of suspected polio cases in the east of the country, UNICEF has joined the World Health Organization and other partners in mounting a large-scale immunization effort aimed at protecting as many children as possible against polio, as well as other vaccine-preventable diseases, both in the country and across the region.