Unicef

By Roshan Sundar, Ellen Chai, and Prakhar Gupta

What is Unicef and What Does It Do?

UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) is a organization that was created to help children in need after the second world war. It is a serious supporter of children's rights and gender equality works hard to protect them. It pays for children to get good education in developing countries as well as their growth and development. UNICEF has developed over the years and has become one of the most successful organizations in the world. They have even started to work with well known social media companies (sites, apps etc.) like twitter, snapchat and instagram. With the help of those associations Unicef can reach its goal of reducing poverty,child and woman morality and improving education. This organization's goal is to make the world a better place, even if it takes forever.

What Issue Does Your Charity Support?

UNICEF supports child development and growth throughout the U.S. and internationally. UNICEF is an abbreviation for The United States International Children's Emergency Fund, but they also raise money for disasters that happen all around the world. "UNICEF is committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children - victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation, and those with disabilities." In 2012 alone, "6.6 million children have died before reaching their fifth birthday" because they didn't have proper health care and supplies needed for survival. This problem can impact the success of the world's future, fewer children will get jobs, get college degrees, or even survive.

UNICEF does not only provide services for disadvantaged children, but they are also a disaster relief fund that raises money for U.S. and international disasters. Natural disasters, and unnatural disasters, like war, have affected the U.S. and the rest of the world. Having prior experience with natural disasters and UNICEF's help, cities and countries are becoming more aware of how to deal with these disasters. Many donations are made to UNICEF's disaster relief fund which helps countries and areas have a better place to live in. By preparing people for these types of disasters, disaster recovery will occur faster and they will seem like they never happened.

How Did UNICEF Start?

UNICEF was created on December 11, 1946. This was right after World War 2, to help children in Europe. They delivered milk and other foodstuffs to those children, this is why we call it UNICHEF. In 1965, they won the Nobel Peace Prize, and this was a major accomplishment for them because it led to further fame along the line. As of now, UNICEF is helping people in over 190 countries.

What do they do for us and How good are they at it?

UNICEF is an incredibly large and widespread organization; therefore, it performs many different services based on which community it is in and what that place is lacking. On an international scale, UNICEF focuses on helping the children of the world (after all, it is the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) but they also help communities as a whole. Their method benefits all, since providing for the next generation ensures that there will be a next generation, and protecting the entire community will help the adults in the area, which guarantees that the wisdom of the elders is passed along for posterity. According to the information on UNICEF’s website, the main focuses of UNICEF are child survival and development, basic education, gender equality, HIV/AIDS in children, child protection, and children’s rights. The people that work for UNICEF are amazing at doing just that. They worked so well that Charity Navigator gave them a rating of about 96 out of a 100 on their accountability and financial status. This is a high honor that shows just how amazing UNICEF really is.

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