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Donald Trump has got to go.

UPDATE: To clarify, UNICEF is a big and important NGO that helps save children’s lives around the world. Stern is the director of UNICEF. She’s not saying buy a Prius to save lives. She’s challenging Trump to support UNICEF.

UPDATE: UNICEF is hiring.

(via moneyisnotimportant)


School children use an inflated tire tube to cross a river to go to a public school in Rizal province east of Manila, Philippines, on Oct. 12, 2012. Access to education is a problem in the Philippines, especially in rural areas, but enrollment rates remain relatively high. According to UNICEF, 85% of Filipino children are enrolled in elementary school, though only 62 percent finish high school.

[Credit : Bullit Marquez / AP]

Hopeful story about African women getting better educations. They’re marrying later, having fewer kids, and saving money. They’re also better decision makers and make are more reasonable managers. A major problem (separate-ish to the issue of women and women’s rights) is how Africans will manage their environment and dwindling natural resources. I’ve shown many times on this blog how women are key to sustainable development and political leadership in developing nations. But, men remain much more powerful both at the community and state levels, which means this progress can be reversed in mere moments.


VIDEO REPORT: Agents of change

A new generation of female teachers in rural Nigeria sets standards for women in their communities.

Learn more:

Begins real rough, but there is progress.


VIDEO REPORT: Rewriting Zimbabwe’s education system

UNICEF reports on the Education Transition Fund, which is is providing learning resources and improving school quality for the most vulnerable and marginalized children in Zimbabwe, including those with disabilities.

Learn more:

(via united-nations)


VIDEO REPORT: A UPS flight carrying 46,000 kg of life-saving UNICEF supplies has touched down in Mauritania.

Mauritania is afflicted by its worst lean season in years, part of the food crisis occurring throughout the Sahel region of Africa. Drought, rising food prices and failed harvests have left 700,000 people in Mauritania food insecure. Many children are now suffering from malnutrition, and many more are expected to be affected before the end of the lean season in late September.

Read the full story here:

Easy to criticize / tougher to donate. I didn’t know Gomez is the UNICEF Ambassador. There’s a second video, way better than this one, that shows how Gomez works with UNICEF, here.


Selena Gomez calls for action on the Sahel crisis

Actress, recording artist and UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez delivers a public service announcement about the critical needs of children in the Sahel.

For more information about her work with UNICEF and the current situation in the Sahel, please visit:

Yellow = Current distribution of malaria

Red = Extended range distribution of malaria by 2050

Malaria is bad for humans, and becoming more and more resistant to vaccine.


(via visualoop)

Not easy to watch. But a prelude to a major disaster in Africa…


VIDEO REPORT: An emergency at the horizon

UNICEF and partners are preparing for the worst of the nutrition crisis in the Sahel region of Africa, where 10 million people are already food insecure.

To read more about UNICEF’s involvement in the Sahel region, please visit:

Well, hello there UNICEF!

Well, hello there UNICEF!

The internationally stated goal of improving access to safe drinking water across the globe is likely to be achieved well ahead of the 2015 deadline, but large numbers of people in the world’s least developed regions will still not benefit.

UN News Centre

" According to a UNICEF report, Children’s Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific(PDF), children will be among those most affected by climate change. Millions of children across East Asia and the Pacific already suffer from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation, and are vulnerable to food shocks and risks of disease. Climate change is expected to worsen this situation.

The leading killers of children worldwide are highly sensitive to climate change. UNICEF Pacific Representative, Dr. Isiye Ndombi said “higher temperatures have been linked to increased rates of malnutrition, cholera, diarrhoeal disease and vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, while children’s underdeveloped immune systems put them at far greater risk of contracting these diseases and succumbing to their complications.”

The UNICEF report released today presents an analysis of the climate change trends and potential impacts on children in East Asia and the Pacific, drawing on findings from five UNICEF-commissioned country studies in Indonesia, Kiribati, Mongolia, the Philippines and Vanuatu, as well as children’s own perspectives on climate change and other research. This research was supported by Reed Elsevier, which works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and New Scientist.

"The findings in this report remind us of the connection between climate change and the other challenges confronting children," said Anupama Rao Singh, UNICEF Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific. "They also remind us that children’s experiences, and the risks they face in terms of their health, education and development, are unique." "

Source: Voxy

Disaster response campaign, UNICEF. Disasters are on the rise, due to poor planning, immigration, and explosive population growth. Communities have low capacity to manage risk from environmental disasters. Can we get Obama on board?



VIDEO - Today we launched a $1.4 billion dollar appeal to respond to increasingly severe humanitarian crises. This year’s ‘Humanitarian Action for Children’ report emphasizes the importance of helping vulnerable communities to prepare for disasters before they occur.

You can view the entire multimedia report here:

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