World View: Yemen

A student stands in the ruins of one of his former classrooms, which was destroyed in June 2015, at the Aal Okab school in Saada, Saada Governorate, Yemen, Monday 24 April 2017. Students now attend lessons in UNICEF tents nearby. (CNW Group/UNICEF Canada)

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the situation in Yemen Earlier this month, Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, called on all parties to the conflict to provide safe, rapid, unhindered humanitarian access to people in need, through all ports and airports, including Hudaydah port and Sana’a airport. [...]

Funding Shortfalls Threaten Children

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Funding shortfalls threaten education for children living in conflict and disaster zones Funding shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children caught up in conflicts or disasters, UNICEF said today ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Of the $932 million needed this year for its education programs in emergency countries, UNICEF has so far received recorded voluntary [...]

FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP

Viktor Zubkov, Fatma Samoura, Júlio Baptista, Philippe Le Floc’h (PRNewsfoto/GAZPROM FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDS)

The 2017 Gazprom International Children’s Forum “Soccer for Friendship” brought together children from 64 countries THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF CHILDREN “FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP” 2017, organized by Gazprom, official partner of FIFA and the 2018 FIFA World Cup ™, was held in St. Petersburg. More than 1,000 guests from 64 countries around the world attended the event. Young [...]

TEAM UNICEF in Brazil

Winny Moreira, 17, uses her mobile phone on a street in Taiobeiras, Brazil. UNICEF is launching two new mobile initiatives to help protect vulnerable children in Brazil and around the world. © UNICEF/UN017602/Ueslei Marcelino (CNW Group/UNICEF Canada)

TEAM UNICEF UNICEF app aims to protect Brazil’s most vulnerable children Just in time for the Rio Summer Games, UNICEF launched a global sports initiative to engage people in its work for children. Sports enthusiasts worldwide can get involved in the Olympic and Paralympic action for free by signing up to Team UNICEF Get Active for Children, a [...]

Beauty That Counts

Mary Kay Beauty That Counts Hearts Together

Mary Kay’s ‘Beauty That Counts’ Raises $9 Million And Counting To Benefit Women And Children Worldwide While lipstick shades can change with the season, a new limited-edition* Mary Kay® Beauty That Counts® Hearts Together® Lipstick has the ability to change lives. Through the cosmetic giant’s global cause-related program, Beauty That Counts®, customers worldwide can make [...]

THE FREEDOM CHALLENGE

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Freedom Challenge Leads Groundbreaking Anti-Human Trafficking Law Approval Protecting 200,000 Women & Children In Top Slavery Area Thanks to the Atlanta-based Freedom Challenge, life-transforming legislation for more than 200,000 women and children is being enforced in one of the world’s high human-trafficking area centers. It has taken 27 years for the government to officially pass [...]

SWIM TODAY WITH DARA TORRES

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SWIM TODAY WITH DARA TORRES By Francesca Merced  When you think of summertime team sports, typically things like baseball, soccer or even track & field come to mind. But Olympic swimming champion Dara Torres is here to put everyone on notice that not only is swimming a terrific team sport, but it’s also “the funnest [...]

THE WORLD’S MOTHERS

Mother and child

Save the Children released its 15th annual “State of the World’s Mothers” report today, revealing the best and toughest places to be a mom.  Finland tops the report’s 2014 Mothers’ Index, while Somalia, affected by both armed conflict and natural disasters, is at the bottom of the list. The United States, which 15 years ago ranked in the top five, has [...]