Fighting between congolese armed forces and militias continues to create pockets of insecurity in Ituri-district in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
NEW YORK (February 10, 2006) - More than 6,000 people have fled the fighting and violence in southern Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), making them totally dependent on external help for their survival. Alerted by the Pakistani contingent of the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC), UNICEF together with its partners organized a humanitarian convoy to help the affected population.
NEW YORK (February 10, 2006) - The electoral process currently underway in Haiti is necessary to improve the negative trend of increasing lawlessness. It is also essential to help secure a legal framework in the country and shore up policies that protect the rights of children.
Haitian children continue to live in dire conditions due to violence linked with political instability, chronic poverty and a virtually absent child protection system. The daily life of a typical Haitian child is a struggle to survive.
NEW YORK (October 3, 2005) - The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today commended UPS for its generosity and commitment in helping to get much-needed supplies to victims of Hurricane Katrina. In its first delivery of UNICEF supplies to areas throughout the Gulf Coast, UPS donated $16,000 in shipping services to the children's organization.
2005 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign to help Hurricane Katrina relief efforts
NEW YORK (September 10, 2005) - Recognizing that Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of school-age child evacuees without classrooms and school supplies at the start of the traditional U.S. school term, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has begun coordinating the delivery of UNICEF "School-in-a-Box" kits to several aid partners assisting the displaced population.
Additionally, the U.S.
UNICEF provides emergency treatment for survivors of latest quake
Last week's magnitude 8.7 earthquake off the coast of the Indonesian island Nias has severely hampered relief efforts already underway there since last December's deadly tsunami. Main roads and bridges have been destroyed and the airport is only open to a few light aircraft. More than 500 bodies have been recovered from the rubble and at least another 500 are feared dead.
UNICEF is coordinating medical treatment for survivors, and nearly 300 patients have been evacuated to hospitals on neighboring Sumatra.