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Empowering More Children to Stay Safe Online

Kate Goldman | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech
Kate Goldman

Children have the right to access information and the internet can be a powerful tool, offering a whole world of knowledge and potential at their fingertips. However, children also have the right to be safe and sadly there are a number of growing risks facing children when they go online.

#BringBackOurChildhood

David Bull | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
David Bull

We are one year on since the tragic abduction of 276 girls in Chibok, north-eastern Nigeria. Can you imagine still not knowing if your daughter or sister is safe, looked after or even alive?

Match in Progress

Debbie Lye | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Sport
Debbie Lye

As a former Chair of the UN Working Group on Sport for Development and Peace I wonder what, if anything, has sport contributed to the progress of the human and social MDGs? And how is that momentum continuing?

Creating Change for Women in the Tea Estates of Assam

Tilumoni Gogoi | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK
Tilumoni Gogoi

Exacerbated by traditional social norms such as child marriage, trafficking and child labour, young girls living in tea estates are not only more likely to be engaged in domestic labour and out of school, but they are also at greater risk of discrimination and gender based violence.

Bloom Twins join UNICEF's #IMAGINE campaign

Carly Wilford | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Everything has changed. People have changed. The air has changed. Parts of Ukraine are still a war zone. No doubt Ukraine is at war. People get killed. More than 10,000 people have died on both sides.

Mobile Volunteer Teams Bring Joy to Children Affected by Conflict in Syria's Homs Governorate

Razan Rashidi | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Razan Rashidi

The Syrian conflict has so far already forced more than five million children to live through terrible experiences. Building on local capacities, UNICEF and its partners are providing crucial psychosocial support for children to help them overcome such traumatic experiences.

Keeping More Children Safe in a New Generation of Crises

David Bull | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
David Bull

This year the world has the opportunity to keep more children safe. Together we can help children realise their rights, fulfil their potential and protect them from violence and danger. How the world looks tomorrow is dependent on how children grow up today - and the time to act is now, we haven't a moment to lose.

Nufolo

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Nufolo was orphaned by HIV and AIDS and was taken in by his aunt. However, instead of entering the loving environment that he craved, Nufolo was treated like a domestic slave and abused.

The World Is Responsible for Devastating Violence Against Children in 2014

Meliha Hayat | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

According to Unicef 2014 has been the worst year for millions of children across the world. With growing conflicts arising across the globe innocent children have been forcibly exposed to violence, kidnapped or targeted and forced in to warring groups.

Force For Change: Star Wars Cast Have A Message For You

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

The cast and crew of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' have issued a heartfelt thank you to fans for raising over $4 million for charity. The Force Fo...

Give Peace a Chance - Run With Youth

Ettie Higgins | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Ettie Higgins

The well of pain runs deep in many parts of Africa, and yet it is young people who offer the best chance for true conflict resolution, and lasting peace. Conflict-affected youth are often the most ambitious, the hardest workers. They want back what was taken from them: opportunity. They want an education and they want to earn a livable wage.

As Winter Hits We Cannot Leave Syrian Children in the Cold

Michael Sheen | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Michael Sheen

This time last year I travelled to the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon to see how Unicef, the world's leading children's organisation, is keeping Syrian children safe and warm as the temperatures plummet. Nothing could have prepared me for the heartbreaking situation I encountered; the conditions for families living in these informal camps were just horrendous. It's not somewhere that anyone should have to call a home, especially not a child. The over-crowded and unsanitary conditions need just one storm to set off a terrible chain reaction. The cold weather already makes children susceptible to respiratory infections like pneumonia.

From Small Seeds Grow Mighty Trees

Emma Sinclair | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Emma Sinclair

In a country where young people make up a significant proportion of the available labour force, yet unemployment rates for 20 to 24yearolds have been estimated to be as much as five times greater than those for older adults, Building Young Futures works hard to support hard to reach people in places where there are few jobs or prospects for the bulging youth population. What's the alternative?

For Syrian Children, the Harsh Winter Brings More Woes

Kumar Tiku | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Kumar Tiku

"We really need help to stay warm this winter," says Ibrahim* (10) who lives with his family in an Aleppo shelter after they were displaced from their home in Aleppo city by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Bob Geldof's African Complex

Ronnie Joice | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ronnie Joice

Here's a wild thought: Could Bob Geldof turn out to become one of Africa's worst enemies despite his original masterstroke of giving a platform to ageing rockers, publicity-hungry pop stars and dubious has-been singers to help promote their all-conquering charitable efforts?

Children Fall Prey to the Dangers of Austerity

David Bull | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK
David Bull

Surely no-one wants our most vulnerable children to suffer, even in harsh economic times. And they don't need to. Different choices are possible. We know because many other countries have done better. It is possible to reduce child poverty and deprivation even as we take steps to recover from the great recession.

Reaching Syria's 'Silent Governorate' With Much-Needed Humanitarian Assistance

Razan Rashidi | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

AL-Hasakeh/Damascus, 23 October 2014 - While many of Syria's war-torn cities and governorates are grabbing the headlines, the humanitarian situation in the north-eastern governorate of Al-Hasakeh governorate is largely in the shadows. With a population of 1.5 million people - almost half of them children - much of the governorate has been cut off from humanitarian aid for almost two years...

#Wakeupcall Selfies Reach Staggering Numbers

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Jemima Khan's #wakeupcall selfie campaign for Unicef has reached over 300 million people, according to social marketing platform Spredfast, as more ce...

Want To See The Next Ice Bucket Challenge..?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Jemima Khan has kicked off a social media campaign that she is hoping will make as much money as the Ice Bucket Challenge and #NoMakeUpSelfie crazes. ...

Is #WakeUpCall The New #IceBucketChallenge?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jemima Khan appears to have kick-started the latest charity-meets-social media craze, launching the #WakeUpCall campaign to raise funds for Unicef. ...

Improving the Lives of Thousands of Children Living in Assam

Sarah Roberts | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Sarah Roberts

I'm really pleased to announce a ground-breaking new partnership between Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and UNICEF that will improve the lives of thousands of children and young people living in tea communities in Assam, and reduce their vulnerability to exploitation and trafficking.

One Year to Go: World Leaders Must Put Ending Violence Against Children on the Global Agenda

Baroness Stern CBE | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Politics
Baroness Stern CBE

New global data from Unicef shows that millions of children around the world suffer physical violence every day. Around 120million girls under the age of 20 (about one in 10) have been subjected to forced sexual intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives; boys are also at risk, although there is no global estimate due to the lack of comparable data in most countries... I hope very much that the world leaders, starting to gather in the chambers of the UN as I write, will make a commitment over the next year to champion a target to end abuse, exploitation and violence against children.

Caroline Frost

'Frank Sinatra's Mob Links Were Exaggerated'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Frank Sinatra’s supposed links with the Mafia have been very much exaggerated and misrepresented, according to his good friend Sir Roger Moore. ...

Unicef School Clubs Help Syrian Children Catch Up During Summer Break

Razan Rashidi | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

For thousands of children in Syria, summer vacation is no longer about taking a break from their hectic school lives. On the contrary, with displacement and violence regularly interrupting normal classes, many children around the country used their summer break to visit school clubs and catch up on lost school days.

Yazidi Refugees in Syria: Lifesaving UNICEF Supplies Delivered

Razan Rashidi | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

"We walked for more than 20 hours with no food or water," says Juan, an adolescent girl who arrived at Nawrouz refugee camp in north-east Syria three days ago, along with eight family members. Juan is from the Yazidi minority group, many of whom are fleeing to Syria from the mountains of Sinjar in Iraq.