News: December 2008
UNICEF intensifies emergency response in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean children, already bearing the brunt of a shattered economy, severe food shortages, HIV/AIDS and failing social services, as well as suffering the acute effects of a lack of food, water a...
Global measles deaths drop by 74%
It has been reported that measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750 000 to 197 000. The Eastern Mediterranean region, which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, S...
04 Dec '08 | Measles | International
Budget-friendly healthy gift ideas from the AMA
The American Medical Association (AMA) suggests budget-friendly gifts that will help keep family and friends healthy all year long. Examples include pedometers, exercise DVDs, athletic clothing and...
10 Dec '08 | Healthy Gifts | USA
Soccer Aid 2008 raises over Â£1.14 million for UNICEF
International childrens' charity UNICEF has announced that Soccer Aid 2008 raised over Â£1.14 million for its health, education and protection work with vulnerable children worldwide. Especially gi...
19 Dec '08 | Soccer Aid | International
Mia Farrow calls for access for aid agencies in Congo
Actress Mia Farrow, who has returned from a 3 day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), urged armed groups to allow aid organizations to provide life saving assistance to women and child...
22 Dec '08 | International Aid | DRC
Children in conflict: Darfur, the DRC and Gaza
Childrens' organization UNICEF has expressed concern about children in areas of violent conflict, including in Gaza, DRC and Darfur (Sudan). In such circumstances, children are the most vulnerable.