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Another Earthquake Rocks Mexico

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake hit central Mexico on Tuesday, killing over 200 people and collapsing buildings and bridges in five states and in the …

Earthquakes

Harrowing Journeys, Bright Futures

The 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) theme, “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet,” …

Refugees

As Caribbean Nations Struggle to Rebuild, Hurricane Maria Strikes

Hurricane Irma caused massive damage across the Caribbean, destroying homes, schools and health centers. Now, just as residents are beginning to pick …

Turks and Caicos

In Caribbean Nations Struggling to Rebuild, Hurricane Maria Strikes

Hurricane Irma caused massive damage across the Caribbean, destroying homes, schools and health centers. Now, just as residents are beginning to pick …

Hurricane Irma

Facing the Threat of Deportation, a Dreamer Speaks Out About DACA

Nineteen-year-old Cinthia Cantu is one of nearly 800,000 children of immigrants whose fate hangs in the balance. Brought to this country by their …

Immigration

For the Undocumented, an End to DACA Can Mean a Dream Denied

Nineteen-year-old Mayte Lara Ibarra is a pre-law student at the University of Texas at Austin who was valedictorian of her high school class.<p>She is …

Immigration

A Dreamer Speaks Out About the End of DACA and All of Her Dreams

Nineteen-year-old Cinthia Cantu is one of nearly 800,000 children of immigrants whose fate hangs in the balance. Brought to this country by their …

Immigration

150,000 Rohingya Children in Bangladesh to Be Vaccinated Amid Threat of Disease Outbreak

<b>NEW YORK</b> (September 17, 2017) – A vaccination campaign against measles, rubella and polio is underway to immunize 150,000 Rohingya children below the …

Public Health

DR Congo: Children’s Access to Education under Threat from Ongoing Violence in Kasai Region

<b>NEW YORK</b> (September 15, 2017) – A large campaign to get 150,000 primary school-aged children back to the classroom has kicked off in the volatile …

Africa

UNICEF Emergency Supplies for Rohingya Children en Route to Cox’s Bazar

<b>NEW YORK</b> (September 14, 2017) – UNICEF trucks filled with emergency water, sanitation and hygiene supplies for thousands of Rohingya children are …

Cox's Bazar

New Rankin Film Puts Spotlight on Refugee and Migrant Children Separated From their Families

<b>NEW YORK</b> (September 13, 2017) – Renowned photographer and director Rankin has joined forces with UNICEF to create a 60-second film highlighting the …

United Nations

More than 2.4 Million Children in Need of Humanitarian Assistance after Irma's Devastating Passage through Caribbean

<b>NEW YORK</b> (September 13, 2017) – At least 2.4 million children urgently need humanitarian assistance in communities across the Caribbean devastated by …

UNICEF

Up to Three Quarters of Children and Youth Face Abuse, Exploitation and Trafficking on Mediterranean Migration Routes – UNICEF, IOM

<b>NEW YORK</b> (September 12, 2017) – Migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 …

Migration

UNICEF Ramps Up Relief for Myanmar Refugees

A new chapter in the global refugee crisis is unfolding in Southeast Asia, as hundreds of thousands of ethnic Muslims from Myanmar's Rakhine State …

Refugees

Already an Inspiration for Girls Everywhere, Malala Is Off to Oxford

Malala Yousafzai was only 15 when she was shot in the head on a school bus by militants in her native Pakistan in 2012 for daring to speak out …

Nigeria

One in Five Children across the Middle East and North Africa Needs Humanitarian Aid

<b>NEW YORK</b> (September 11, 2017) – Nearly one in five children across the Middle East and North Africa need immediate humanitarian assistance, according …

Middle East

UNICEF Beefs Up Response to Survivors of Hurricane Irma as Yet Another Deadly Storm Looms in the Caribbean

NEW YORK (September 9, 2017) – As the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma becomes clearer, UNICEF is mobilizing an urgent response to meet the needs …

Hurricane Irma

Return to School and Psychosocial Support: Priority Actions to Help the Children Affected by the Mexico Earthquake, Says UNICEF

NEW YORK (September 9, 2017) – The team of specialists that visited today the areas worst affected by the earthquake that hit the county this past …

Earthquakes

When Emergencies Hit, UNICEF Steps Up to Help

On Sept. 8, as Houston struggled to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented destruction and Florida residents braced for the impending Category …

Hurricane Harvey

How UNICEF Got a Low-Tech Lifeline to Teens Facing Hurricane Irma

Within minutes of learning Hurricane Irma’s trajectory on September 2, the UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean office in Panama was on the phone with …

Hurricane Irma

Syria Crisis

Syria

When Emergencies Hit, UNICEF is a Lifeline for Children

Today, as Houston struggles to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented destruction and Florida residents brace for the impending Category 5 …

Hurricane Harvey

UNICEF Rapid Assessment Teams Heading for Chiapas and Oaxaca Following Mexico Earthquake

NEW YORK (September 8, 2017) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is sending three Rapid Assessment Teams to the Mexican states of Chiapas …

Tulu Cinema

Words Open Worlds: Literacy Has the Power to Change Young Lives

Learning to read is a milestone for children everywhere. It's a source of pride and accomplishment, the gateway to knowledge and the foundation of …

Education

Children Caught Up in the Aftermath of Violence in Syria and Iraq Need Immediate Protection and Assistance

<i>Statement from UNICEF Regional Director, Geert Cappelaere on children in conflict zones in the Middle East and North Africa</i>

Middle East

Life After Harvey: Bringing Order to the Chaos

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, one of the most damaging natural disasters in U.S. history, those hardest hit by the storm are struggling to …

Hurricane Harvey

How UNICEF Got a Low-Tech Lifeline to Youth Facing Hurricane Irma

Within minutes of learning Hurricane Irma’s trajectory on September 2, the UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean office in Panama was on the phone with …

Hurricane Irma

Clone of Words Open Worlds: Literacy Has the Power to Change Young Lives

Learning to read is a milestone for children everywhere. It's a source of pride and accomplishment, the gateway to knowledge and the foundation of …

Syria

Senate Appropriators Sustain UNICEF's Funding

When it returned from the August Congressional Recess, the Senate Appropriations Committee resumed work on its spending bills, including the …

U.S. Congress

More than 10 Million Children Live in Countries Threatened by Hurricane Irma

<b>NEW YORK</b> (September 7, 2017) – More than 10.5 million children live in the countries that are likely to be exposed to the damage from Hurricane Irma, …

Hurricane Irma