Painful choices - funding gap threatens refugee response in Lebanon
BEIRUT, 9 April 2013 - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partner UN agencies and NGOs today warned that lack of funding is forcing to cut basic programmes and humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Japan pledges record-breaking humanitarian contribution to UNICEF of US$189.5 million for children in 35 countries
TOKYO, 14 March 2013 – UNICEF today announced that Japan will make its largest humanitarian contribution to UNICEF in its 67-year history. The government said it would donate US$189.5 million from its supplementary budget for a wide range of programmes in 35 developing countries and territories.
Shakira, Gerard Piqué and UNICEF thank fans for helping children through World Baby Shower
NEW YORK, 22 February 2013 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira and FC Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué today thanked hundreds of thousands of fans for taking part in their interactive World Baby Shower and buying life-saving items for vulnerable children in support of UNICEF’s work around the world.
England win back their Soccer Aid crown
MANCHESTER, 28 May 2012 - A crowd of nearly 70,000 turned out to Manchester United’s Old Trafford this evening to witness England defeat Rest Of The...
European Union grants 2.4 million Euros to UNICEF in support of the Social Cash Transfer Programme in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia, 17 November 2011 - Eleven year old Edward from Bomi County is an exceptional student and dreams of becoming an engineer..
Kuwait funds UNICEF for drought affected areas in Somalia
NEW YORK, 10 November 2011 - The State of Kuwait has contributed 250 thousand US dollars to UNICEF in Somalia for humanitarian response to the...
UNICEF: The Berliner Philharmoniker to give benefit concert for Haiti – Live on the Web
NEW YORK/GENEVA/BERLIN 18 February 2010 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador The Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle...
IKEA Soft Toys embrace children’s right to education
GENEVA, 10 November 2009 - IKEA stores worldwide have unwrapped its phenomenally successful Holiday season fundraising campaign, donating...
Children in the Frontline: Launch of UNICEF's Arabic Humanitarian Action Report 2007
Amman, 29 March 2007 – UNICEF's Humanitarian Action Report 2007 calls on donors and the international community to contribute to a USD $635 million appeal...
Displacement and landmines are everyday challenges for children in Colombia
GENEVA, 25 April 2006 – In Colombia, children and adolescents are still severely affected by the ongoing armed conflict, despite the recent decrease in the intensity of armed actions in the country since the 2001-2002 peak of hostilities. UNICEF said today it does not have adequate resources to respond. For programs operating this year, UNICEF has a shortfall of US $ 1.7 million, out of a total amount of US $4.8 million necessary for humanitarian action.
UNICEF: Arab world to play important role in emergencies
DUBAI, April 10, 2006 – Speaking at the inauguration of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Re-Development Conference, DIHAD 2006, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah today stressed the need for enhanced Arab collaboration in the field of humanitarian assistance to crisis countries around the world.
UNICEF calls for enhanced global commitment to support countries in crisis
DUBAI, 5 April 2005 – Speaking from the the Dubai International Convention Centre, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah today launched the Humanitarian Action Report 2005 and called on the donor community, Arab funds and humanitarian agencies to exert improved effort in leveraging the region’s capacity to respond to persisting emergencies around the globe.
Through UNICEF, IKEA supports children’s right to play
NEW YORK, 12 March 2004 – UNICEF today thanked IKEA for a gift of Euros 666,566 (approximately US $829,000) that will sponsor UNICEF programmes in Angola and Uganda supporting “Children’s Right to Play.”
Global Polio Eradication Partners applaud Rotary’s new US $88,557,000 pledge
Tuesday, 3 June 2003 - The Global Polio Eradication Partners applauded Rotary International for its US $88,557,000 pledge to polio eradication. Rotary International today announced the results of its year long campaign to raise funds for a polio-free world at its international convention in Brisbane, Australia. The news comes 30 days after the announcement that a critical funding gap threatens the global polio eradication initiative. (Press release)
Japan Committee for UNICEF becomes first to pass $100-million mark
NEW YORK, 9 June 2004 – In a record-setting contribution, the Japan Committee for UNICEF has donated more than $100 million to the children’s agency, UNICEF said today.
Helping Iraq's children get back to school
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 7 September 2004 - The near US$2 million raised so far as a result of the Back to School telethon, (Dubai TV, September 3) will provide timely and essential support to help rebuild Iraq’s devastated schools.