December 13, 2013
The decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region, according to a new paper published today. “Education Interrupted” highlights that since 2011 nearly 3 million children from Syria have been forced to quit their education as fighting has destroyed classrooms, left children too terrified to go to school, or seen families flee the country. Progress achieved over decades has been reversed in under three years.
December 12, 2013
UNICEF ramps up aid to children as the first winter storm hits Lebanon. More than 110,000 Syrian refugee children and their families face extreme weather as increasingly dire conditions are reported at informal tented settlements and collective shelters. Families are running out of fuel to keep children warm, and ramshackle tents are buckling under the weight of the falling snow.
December 12, 2013
The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services and a Global Partner of the UEFA Europa League, today announced that, as the group stages in this season’s competition come to an end, over 250,000 successful passes have been made since the launch of its three-season PASS initiative in September 2012. With the PASS initiative, every successful pass in the UEFA Europa League into funding for better education, harnessing the power of football to support vulnerable children around the world.
December 11, 2013
GUCCI Partners with Twitter and Women Who Code to Host #Chimehack, Creating Innovative Mobile App Solutions To Support Girls And Women
The #CHIMEHACK hackathon to create mobile app solutions to support girls and women through Gucci’s CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign concluded Saturday with an awards ceremony honoring five winning teams.
December 10, 2013
UNICEF released today a new report showing that 230 million children under five—one out of every three children in this age group globally—have not been registered at birth. Tens of millions more are without a birth certificate.