• Halloween Oct 5, 2020

    Halloween Isn't Cancelled This Year, Says UNICEF as It Launches a Virtual Trick-Or-Treat Experience

    Due to the pandemic, nearly three out of four people have no plans to take their kids door-to-door this year, according to UNICEF USA, but the organization is not going to let COVID-19 cancel Halloween this year. We welcomed UNICEF President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis, who talked about a virtual Trick-or-Treat experience the fund is launching in honor of...

  • unicef Aug 19, 2020

    Is Your City Child Friendly? UNICEF USA to Launch New Initiative Across the Country

    UNICEF USA is launching its child friendly cities initiative with the aim to create safer and more equitable communities and elevate youth voices. Anucha Browne of UNICEF USA stopped by LXNews to discuss the program

  • Daniel Macht Oct 17, 2019

    This Viral Photo Reminds Us All How Hard Labor and Delivery Nurses Work

    As a labor and delivery nurse, Caty Nixon cares for families in joy and sorrow. “The good times are so good, and the bad times are heartbreaking,” Nixon, from Forney, Texas, told TODAY. “I’m here for all of it.” Last summer, Nixon ended a 53-hour, four-day workweek by delivering a stillborn baby. The 29-year-old kept it together until she got...

  • Daniel Macht Oct 16, 2019

    Monica Lewinsky Unveils Powerful PSA About a ‘Silent Epidemic'

    Monica Lewinsky unveiled a new interactive public service announcement on Wednesday that powerfully tells the story of a silent epidemic unfolding around the world. The activist and speaker appeared exclusively on TODAY for the release of “The Epidemic,” a video highlighting her latest campaign against online bullying.

  • NBC Mar 6, 2019

    Starvation Afflicts Kids in War-Torn Central African Republic

    There are an estimated 1.5 million children at risk of starvation in the Central African Republic, a nation riven by civil war between Christian militias and Muslim rebels, in a massive humanitarian crisis that’s gone largely unnoticed, NBC News reported. The Texas-sized nation is ranked last on the 2018 Global Hunger Index, and UNICEF says that more than 43,000 of...

  • Mexico Nov 30, 2018

    Warnings Grow Over Unsanitary Conditions in Tijuana Shelter

    Aid workers and humanitarian organizations expressed concerns Thursday about unsanitary conditions at the sports complex in Tijuana where more than 6,000 Central American migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people and where lice infestations and respiratory infections are rampant. As a chill rain fell, the dust that coated everyone and everything in the open-air stadium...

  • NBC May 24, 2018

    Red Nose Day Glows

    The growing tradition of the childhood poverty fundraiser, set for its fourth U.S. edition Thursday, is nothing to sneeze at.

  • NBC NEWS Mar 19, 2018

    UNICEF Deputy Steps Down After ‘Unsuitable' Messages Surface

    A top UNICEF honcho has resigned following revelations that he reportedly peppered female staffers — at the children’s charity that previously employed him — with “unsuitable and thoughtless” messages. “I want to make clear I am not resigning from UNICEF because of the mistakes I made at Save the Children,” Justin Forsyth, who was a deputy director at the United...

  • migrants Oct 21, 2016

    UNICEF Says 50 Million Children Uprooted by Global Conflict

    Some 50 million children around the globe have been “uprooted,” forcibly displaced from their homes or migrated to another country in search of a better life, UNICEF said in a report. The report released Wednesday found that while children make up about a third of the world’s population as of 2015, they accounted for nearly half of all refugees, with...

  • United Nations Jun 3, 2016

    Ricky Martin Visits Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

    The singer met with Syrian children in Zahleh, in the Bekaa Valley on Wednesday, and in the Minnieh informal settlement, near the northern city of Tripoli, the following day.

  • Google Mar 3, 2016

    Google Donating $1M to Help Fight Zika and Map Virus Spread

    Google said in a blog post that it is in a good position to assist since its mission is to help people find information, and it has experience analyzing large sets of data. The company has seen a more than 3,000 percent increase in global search interest in Zika since November. The Mountain View, California, company’s grant will go to...

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