UNICEF Birthday

UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, was founded on December 11, 1946, in response to the plight of children affected by World War II. Ludwik Rajchman, a Polish bacteriologist, is regarded as its founder and was its first chairman from 1946 to 1950. In modern times, UNICEF provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing country. Around the world, UNICEF responds when emergencies arise in war-torn countries, the aftermath of natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

According to the official UNICEF USA Website, UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories all over the world. Here are a few regions where it has focused its work recently.

  • Vanuatu Help children affected by Cyclone Pam
  • Syria Children caught in conflict
  • Philippines Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
  • Haiti Aftermath of 2010 earthquake
  • Central African Republic Children caught in conflict
  • South Sudan Children caught in conflict
  • Mali Children caught in conflict
  • Sahel Food crisis in central Africa
  • Horn of Africa Famine

They helped to immunize 45% of the world’s children in 2014. They also work to get clean water into areas, and prevent diseases like malaria. If you are looking for a worthy charity at this time of year, you can donate at their Webpage.


Here are some of the things celebrities associated with UNICEF have said:

Over the next two years UNICEF will focus on improving access to and the quality of education to provide children who have dropped out of school or who work during school hours the opportunity to gain a formal education!–Roger Moore

I look forward to working with UNICEF as they continue to make the world a better place for children.–Orlando Bloom

When the Haiti earthquake happened, I registered with UNICEF to set up an account, and posted to Twitter for people to donate to it. In a matter of a couple of hours, $30,000 had been donated. That, to me, was eye-opening.–Misha Collins

People in Ethiopia, the Sudan, etc., don’t know Audrey Hepburn, but they recognize the name UNICEF. When they see UNICEF, their faces light up, because they know that something is happening. In the Sudan, for example, they call a water pump ‘UNICEF.’–Audrey Hepburn

UNICEF is such a special organization, and to spread the word just makes me so happy.–Charlotte Sullivan

I feel that the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life is to be associated with UNICEF.–Danny Kaye

I didn’t go to Latin America thinking, ‘I’m gonna write a book. This is what I’m gonna do.’ I went there to work for UNICEF and to learn.–Jenna Bush

I’ve been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17– Selena Gomez

At a time when we aim to accelerate our efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and define a bold agenda for the period beyond 2015, the role of charity can and should grow. U.N. bodies such as the U.N. Volunteers Programme and UNICEF offer venues for people across the world to get involved.–Ban Ki-moon

Of those who die from avoidable, poverty-related causes, nearly 10 million, according to UNICEF, are children under five. They die from diseases such as measles, diarrhoea, and malaria that are easy and inexpensive to treat or prevent.–Peter Singer

I adore my family; they are my joy. However, I am committed to my work. If, on a Saturday morning when I was ostensibly going to be with the children, and something arose at RADA or at UNICEF or at the orphanage or whatever, I would allow the other pressures to take precedent.–Richard Attenborough

I’ve been a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF and the UNICEF family for more than twelve years.–Danny Glover

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