UNICEF USA@unicefusa

We support and advocate for UNICEF in the USA. UNICEF fights for the survival and development of all children, in all situations, all of the time.

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โ€œThis is the first backpack of my life. I love it and I will always treasure it" โ€” #Rohingya refugee children said after receiving these backpacks during a recent distribution of UNICEF school supplies in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. For every child, the right to education. ๐Ÿ“ธ: @UNICEF Bangladesh


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Our children. Our hope. Thanks to everyone for sharing their #KidsTakeover for #WorldChildrensDay! Letโ€™s keep working together to give every child something to smile about. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ“ธ: Karin Shermbrucker / @unicefzambia


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A More Vibrant Future for Kids: We're blown away by this beautiful #WorldChildrensDay mural from the 5th grade artists at P.S. 119 in Brooklyn โ€” with help from our friends at @artolution. Watch their vision come together! ๐ŸŽจ #KidsTakeover @hawleyhusseyarts

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Today is #WorldChildrensDay: A day by children, for children! It's about time we listen to the voices of tomorrow, our survey found they have some pretty spot-on ideas for making this world a better place! #KidsTakeOver


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Every girl has the right to choose her own future. Double-tap if you agree! ๐Ÿ“ธ : UNICEF / Nooran


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๐Ÿ“ฃ Get ready to make some noise โ€” #WorldChildrensDay is almost here! #KidsTakeOver


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Meet Salim. His recovery and smile are the best reward for staff at @unicef_yemen, who are working tirelessly to support malnourished children across the country. ๐Ÿ’™


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Snug as a ๐Ÿ› in a rug! Little Jamana is wrapped up warm after receiving new winter clothes as part of #UNICEF's winterization distribution in Jordan. ๐Ÿ“ธ : @unicef_jordan


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Our children. Our future. Join us this #WorldChildrensDay to make childrenโ€™s voices heard across the ๐ŸŒŽ!


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"A warm smile. A helping hand. A small act of humanity goes a long way." Thanks to @unicefsierraleone for making our day with this great photo. #SierraLeone #ChildrenFirst


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โ€œThis #WorldChildrensDay, I๏ธ am teaming up with #UNICEF USA to remind the world that childrenโ€™s voices matter!โ€ Thanks UNICEF Ambassador @pink for celebrating the big day - November 20th!! - with us and kids around the world. #KidsTakeOver #regram


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For every child, let's open up windows of opportunity for their health, #education, protection and #smiles. #ChildrenFirst #Nigeria ๐Ÿ“ท: @unicefnigeria


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November 20th! Will you join @milliebobbybrown and others for a #KidsTakeOver on #WorldChildrensDay? The ball's in your court! Visit WorldChildrensDay.org to get involved.


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In #Belize, 4-year-old Orin reaches out to his father, Marshall Mejia, on a beach in their hometown of Dangriga. Everybody needs a helping hand from time to time. For #WorldKindnessDay, tell us how you help out your friends in need. ๐Ÿ’™ #KindnessDay #ChildrenFirst ๐Ÿ“ท: UNICEF Belize


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IN ONE WEEK: #KidsTakeOver on #WorldChildrensDay! Are you ready to hear what children around the world have to say?


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We met one ๐Ÿ’ก group of second-graders in this UNICEF-supported elementary school at #Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. What do they want to be when they grow up? Doctors, teachers, engineers! Wherever they go in life, they'll take their education with them. We have no doubt they'll make this world a better place to live in! ๐Ÿ“ท : @herwigphoto / @unicef_jordan

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We met 5-year-old Aya at this @unicef_jordan-supported elementary school in #Zaatari refugee camp last week. Aya loves to read and wants to be a scientist when she grows up. When sheโ€™s not at school, she loves helping her mom out at home. "I love my blue star,โ€ she says, "I got it from my teacher for being good today!โ€ Way to go Aya! โญ๏ธ


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๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿ‘„ ๐Ÿ–๏ธ! This happy class of 5-year-olds could not be more excited to share everything theyโ€™re learning in English class at this @unicef_jordan-supported elementary school in #Zaatari refugee camp. ๐Ÿ’™

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This lovely baby, whose home at the #Zaatari refuge camp we recently visited, certainly has what we wish for #EveryChild: a loving family. Until she and her parents, brothers and sisters can move on to their own home, @unicefjordan will see she also has everything she needs to learn and grow. ๐Ÿ“ท: @herwigphoto


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Here are just some of the young friends we met this week when @unicefjordan took us to see how children at the #Zaatari refugee camp are getting #BacktoLearning in #UNICEF-supported classrooms. ๐Ÿ“ท: @herwigphoto


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Happiness Mbewe IS happy she can take good care of her 18-month-old baby, Davis Christopher. Backing her up are the mother mentors who work with Mothers2Mothers, a #UNICEF partner dedicated to supporting new mothers and pregnant women living with HIV in #Malawi and six other African countries. ๐Ÿ“ท: @unicefmalawi


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This game of #volleyball at a youth center in Pibor, #SouthSudan may not seem out of the ordinary. But in this region, where hundreds of children have been used as soldiers throughout years of conflict, a child getting to serve a volleyball is a liberating activity that helps children who've been exposed to unspeakable violence heal. Here at the center, where @unicefssudan and friends are offering English lessons and classes in leatherwork and beading, children are regaining their youth. #EndViolence


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Greetings from #Jordan! Have you been following our Instagram Story? We're making new friends and seeing @unicef_jordan-supported programs for #refugee children in action. Stay tuned for more! #zaatari


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As womenโ€™s #MeToo stories continue to reverberate across the nation, we honor girls whose stories of abuse might otherwise go unheard. A new UNICEF report says 15 million girls have suffered sexual assault and rape before the age of 19. Marie, who's from the #DRCongo, where 20 years of conflict have turned alarming numbers of girls into child soldiers and victims of sexual violence, is one. Regularly forced into combat against heavily armed soldiers, she was equally at risk off the battle field as a victim of extreme sexual violence. Now freed, she wears a necklace that reminds her to smile. It might seem like a tall order, but living in a family setting with other girls who've suffered the same fate is helping her recover and focus on her own dreams โ€” of going into fashion and opening up her own shop some day. #HerToo #EndViolence #NowYouKnow ๐Ÿ“ท: @unicefrdcongo


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Congratulations to all of our #TeamUNICEF runners on completing the #NYCMarathon! ๐ŸŽฝ ๐Ÿ†Collectively, weโ€™ve raised more than $367,000 to help children around the world. And thanks so much to @trainwithvi for your support! #tcsnycmarathon #trainwithvi


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Since late August over 320K #Rohingya refugee children have fled violence in #Myanmar for #Bangladesh. A UNICEF temporary school at the Uchiprang #refugee camp, where they can get back to learning, is helping to restore their faith in the world. โ€œThis crisis is stealing their childhoods,โ€ says @unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake. โ€œWe must not let it steal their futures at the same time.โ€ #RohingyaCrisis #ChildrenUnderAttack ๐Ÿ“ท: @unicefbangladesh


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Nothing says #HappyFriday like this high wattage smile from the Democratic Republic of Congo! #DRCongo ๐Ÿ“ท: @unicefrdcongo


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As womenโ€™s #MeToo stories continue to reverberate across the nation, we honor girls whose stories of abuse might otherwise go unheard. A new UNICEF report says 15 million girls have suffered sexual assault and rape before the age of 19 โ€” often at the hands of someone they know. Rukaiya, roughly 18, is one. Like many children from the Lake Chad region, Rukaiya was abducted by Boko Haram, and forced to marry a man, who she bore one child before escaping last July and reuniting with her family in northeast #Nigeria. Now pregnant again, Rukaiya resists the motherhood forced upon her. โ€œI donโ€™t think of my daughter,โ€ she says of the toddler she left behind with her father. โ€œI was taken away from my parents too. I want to see the baby if it is alive, but I donโ€™t want to have the baby.โ€ #HerToo #NowYouKnow #EndViolence ๐Ÿ“ท: @unicefnigeria


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"I was scared of him, of the police, of everything..." 9 million girls were victims of forced sex last year. Only 1% reached out for help. Let's work together to stop the sexual exploitation of girls who can't speak out. Check out our profile link to help. #HerToo #MeToo #NowYouKnow #EndViolence


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"When I finally decided to confront him, the violence started." 9 million girls were victims of forced sex last year. Only 1% reached out for help. Let's work together to stop the sexual exploitation of girls who can't speak out. Check out our profile link to help. #HerToo #MeToo #NowYouKnow #EndViolence


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