U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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As the oldest of 36 national committees for UNICEF throughout the world, the mission of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is to promote the survival, protection, and development of all children worldwide through fundraising, advocacy, and education. Our work is accomplished through a collaborative tapestry of individuals, non-governmental organizations, corporate partners, faith-based organizations, the media, grass-roots groups, and children themselves, all of whom have joined UNICEF to help shape a world where the basic needs and human rights of every child are realized. A world where all children share in the joy and promise of childhood, realizing their rights to dignity, security, and self-fulfillment.
Since 1947, we have provided more than $1.6 billion in cash and Gifts-in-Kind (donated supplies and services) to assist UNICEF?s lifesaving programs.

Started 3 petitions

Stand with UNICEF to #endFGM

It’s hard to believe, but the global problem of female genital mutilation, or FGM, will rise significantly over the coming years. That means that unless we do something to end this horrifying practice, more babies, girls and young women than ever before face mutilation and violence. We can end this. Pledge $10 today to help UNICEF and its partners protect the rights of girls around the world and work to #endFGM. Here are the facts on FGM: - It’s not going away: We know that at least 200 million women and girls have been subjected to this violent and intrusive practice. Far from going away, FGM is more widespread than ever before. It happens everywhere. - It’s not just in remote villages: Girls and women are being mutilated on every continent, in over 3o countries — from small communities in Somalia to large cities in the United States of America. - It mostly affects the young: The majority of girls who have suffered from female genital mutilation were cut before reaching their fifth birthday. These girls have no choice and no voice to fight back, unless we help them. We can end this. - It’s time to end the silence: There should be zero tolerance for FGM. More than 15,000 communities in 20 countries have publicly declared that they are abandoning FGM, including more than 2,000 in just the last year. Most people in countries where FGM data exist — including men and boys — agree that the practice should end. UNICEF is fighting to #endFGM by providing counseling, medical care, and most importantly, education. Your pledge today will help fund this and other lifesaving work on behalf of vulnerable children around the world. We can end this. Pledge $10 today to help UNICEF and its partners protect the rights of girls around the world and work to #endFGM.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF
79,459 supporters

Winter is coming —Protect children who need us the most

Seven-year-old Mahmood and his sister, six-year-old Zahra, fled their home in Syria earlier this year with their family. They’re among 30 million child refugees on the run from war, famine, and natural disaster in the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Meanwhile, back in Syria, millions of families left behind are facing a desperate situation as another harsh winter approaches. But it doesn’t have to be this way. UNICEF is working to support refugee children and address the root causes of this crisis. Pledge $10 to help UNICEF provide lifesaving support to children like Mahmood and Zahra today. With freezing temperatures setting in across the region, UNICEF and its partners are providing support to refugees and to millions of people in war-torn Syria and its neighboring countries without access to basic lifesaving services. In Syria last year alone, UNICEF and partners helped 16 million people get access to safe water, provided 37.5 million doses of polio vaccines to contain an outbreak, and distributed learning materials to 2.8 million children no longer able to attend school. Mahmood, Zahra, and vulnerable children around the world deserve safety, health, and a happy childhood. UNICEF works every day to keep millions of children safe. Make the pledge today to help UNICEF provide lifesaving support to children in need around the world.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF
22,660 supporters
Petitioning US Congress

Protect Children from Exploitation and Trafficking

Child trafficking isn’t just a problem far-away. It's a problem here at home. Across the U.S., countless children become the victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation every day. Homeless and runaway youths are at particular risk. They are bought and sold. They are exploited and abused. They work in our restaurants, bars, hotels and farms right under our very eyes. But we don’t even know it. It’s a heartbreaking and infuriating crisis. But, right now, we have a critical chance to help save vulnerable children from trafficking. The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, currently before Congress, would take crucial steps toward protecting at-risk children from trafficking. The bill would provide vital shelter, trauma services and support for those children who need help the most. Join the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in urging our lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to help these exploited children.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF
13,736 supporters