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After a Year of Brutal Conflict, Iraq Is on the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster

David Bull | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK
David Bull

The UN is predicting that by the end of this year almost 10million people in Iraq will be in urgent need of help... Already, 1.3million children have been torn from their homes and more than three million do not have access to quality education. Children face danger on a daily basis and have witnessed unspeakable cruelties. Girls have fallen victim to enslavement and sexual violence. Children have been used as suicide bombers and as human shields. Most are living without physical protection, psychosocial support, and basic services.

Unsung Hero Killed in the Line of Duty

Razan Rashidi | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Razan Rashidi

Nineteen year old Isra'a Yasser Al-Habash was another Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer working with Ayman in Douma that day. Tragically, she was killed by the mortar fire.

Mass Vaccination Campaign Reaches More Than 1.6million Children Across War-Torn Syria

Razan Rashidi | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Razan Rashidi

"Everyone is coming to get their children vaccinated and I like to be one of the first," said Samira at a primary health centre in Damascus where she brought her five year old daughter to be vaccinated.

Earthquake Babies - A Look to Nepal's Future

David Bull | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
David Bull

Children and new born babies have been hit hardest. We estimate that the lives of almost 18,000 mothers and babies could be at risk, unless urgent action is taken to restore healthcare systems. In addition, the latest statistics show that around twelve babies are being born every hour without access to basic healthcare.

Nitya Rajan

This Wearable Tech Is Actually Saving Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

It would seem that we live in a world where we've come to rely on wearable technology for almost everything. There's an ever growing list of fitnes...

Thomas Cook's Response To Criticism Over Childs' Deaths Branded 'PR Disaster'

PA | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

Thomas Cook has donated a £1.5 million payout it received following the deaths of two young children to Unicef after a barrage of criticism. The c...

How We Can Protect Children in Nepal

David Bull | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
David Bull

It is now two weeks since a deadly earthquake struck Nepal but, with the media attention currently focused on the results of our general election, it is so important that we don't lose sight of the dangers that children are facing in the aftermath of this disaster.

These Beautiful Pictures Are Helping Support The Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK

Nepal has been devastated by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck on 25 April, wiping out whole villages, destroying landmarks and killing at lea...

In and Around Kathmandu, Almost a Million Children Are in Urgent Need of Help

Ewan McGregor | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ewan McGregor

We can't change the terrible experience these children have already lived through, but we must try to ensure that each and every one of the children affected are kept safe, and provided with the food, water and supplies they so desperately need.

Nepal Earthquake: We've Seen Utter Devastation

David Bull | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
David Bull

Our colleagues on the ground in Nepal are reporting that the earthquake is like nothing they have ever experienced and describe utter devastation. They report dwindling supplies of water and food, power outages, and downed communication networks.

Empowering More Children to Stay Safe Online

Kate Goldman | Posted 15.06.2015 | 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 13.06.2015 | 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 07.06.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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 24.04.2015 | 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?