UNICEF is a global organization that has been changing the lives of African children for over 70 years. They’ve helped to reduce child mortality, protect their rights and provide access to education. UNICEF’s work in Africa focuses on helping some of the world’s most vulnerable populations – including children living with HIV/AIDS, girls at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), and those who have been affected by conflicts or natural disasters. They do this through a range of programs, from providing life-saving vaccines to keeping schools open during emergencies.
In 2012 alone, UNICEF reached more than 50 million people across Africa with lifesaving supplies like water purification tablets and mosquito nets; supported nearly 2 million teachers working in some of the hardest to reach areas offering vital pediatric care; and helped over 20,000 orphans and vulnerable children gain access to education.
UNICEF works in four key areas:
– Emergency relief – providing vital supplies such as clean water, food and medicine to children caught up in natural disasters or conflict.
– Education – helping ensure that every child has access to a good education and the chance to fulfill their potential.
– Child Protection – protecting vulnerable children from violence and exploitation.
– HIV/AIDS – helping children, families and communities to cope by treating over 1 million people with lifesaving drugs every year – making it the largest provider of these medications in Africa.
UNICEF’s work has helped save millions of lives and improve the living conditions for countless others. That is why they are changing African children’s lives.
Since their foundation in 1946, UNICEF has been working in Africa to support vulnerable children and make a lasting change for them.-UNICEF can reach 50 million people in Africa with lifesaving supplies in a single year.
How can you show your support to UNICEF?
1) Donate to UNICEF’s African Children’s Campaign. http://www.unicef.org/africa/ This will help children in Africa, and you can donate via your bank account, debit card or PayPal account.
2) Sign up to become a UNICEF Next Generation Ambassador where you’ll receive action alerts and stories about children in need around the world. As an Ambassador you can help spread the word about critical situations facing children, raise money for life saving programs and inspire others to support UNICEF’s work in Africa.- You could sign up with your email address or by creating a fundraiser on Facebook.-If you create a fundraising campaign on Facebook, you can invite people to join your team.
3) Follow UNICEF on twitter to stay up-to-date with what’s going on in Africa. https://twitter.com/UNICEFAfrica
4) ‘Like’ the Facebook page of your local UNICEF office for news and stories about their work. You can find your closest office here: http://www.unicef.org/about/regionalbureaus.html
5) Send a card telling them you’re there for them. Send cards to children in need of a friend during the holidays – take a look at the addresses on this page: http://www.unicef.org/respect/index_cards.html
UNICEF works around the clock to protect children, help provide access to education and defend their rights. They are changing African children’s lives, and we can all help.
Throughout the world, UNICEF is changing African children’s lives. In Africa alone, they have helped to reduce child mortality rates and provide access to education for millions of children. With your help from donating or following them on social media you can make a difference in someone else’s life today.
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