Tuesday, 7 June 2011

ABC Wednesday, U for Unicef

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UNICEF works with children in over 150 countries around the world. These post is devoted to the work of UNICEF in many of them.
An example of what UNICEF does:
In 2007, an estimated 9.2 million children worldwide under the age of five died from largely preventable causes. Some are directly caused by illness such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria. Others are caused by indirect causes including conflict and HIV/AIDS. Malnutrition, poor hygiene and lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation contribute to more than half of these deaths. Two thirds of both neonatal and young child deaths — over 6 million deaths every year — are preventable. Half a million women die in pregnancy each year, most during delivery or in the first few days thereafter.

But what can we do?
I always buy UNICEF articles for X-mas or ST Nicholas( 5th December). For my birthday, which is in December too, I like to get things from UNICEF or Oxfam.
Here are a few of the things you can buy in a UNICEF shop.

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Apart from toys, there are x-mas cards, calendars, diaries, jigsaw puzzles, candles, candle sticks and lots of other beautiful things.

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A box containing Unicef cards.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

United Nations Children's Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations System and its name was shortened from the original United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym based on this old name. Headquartered in New York City, UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors and UNICEF's total income for 2006 was $2,781,000,000. Governments contribute two thirds of the organization's resources; private groups and some 6 million individuals contribute the rest through the National Committees. UNICEF's programs emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Award of Concord in 2006.

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.We started round 8 of the fascinating meme of ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with U.


Roger Owen Green said...

I am happy for that UNICEF plug!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Grace and Bradley said...

Thanks for the brief history of UNICEF. We have two plates by UNICEF of children from different countries.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

U go UNICEF!!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Thanks so much, Wil, for this post that celebrates UNICEF! I certainly support them in whatever way I can! Have a wonderful week!

ABC Team

richies said...

UNICEF does a great work. Thanks for the awesome post!

An Arkies Musings

Carver said...

Great post. UNICEF does so much good work.oc

Jane and Chris said...

Round of applause for UNICEF!!!
Jane x

Vicki Lane said...

A fine organization! Thanks for reminding us, Wil!

photowannabe said...

I like supporting them too. Perfect choice for the letter U.
We need to help the kids from all over the world.
Great plug.

Gattina said...

That's a real good organisation ! They have achieved already so much, not enough of course ! very interesting post !

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific reminder. UNICEF does great things!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful post about Unicef, my friend. You are so right. The statistics are horrible and organizations such as Unicef do such good work.
I love the bracelet, and the two mugs.
Now I'm going to look at your Oxford photos.
Luv — K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

EG Wow said...

It's wonderful that UNICEF is still going strong!

anthonyox10 said...

Fantastic post my friend......everyone shouls try to help out UNICEF as much as they can they do a fantastic job....i for one wil be purchasing more items from them in the future....keep up the good work


Arkansas Patti said...

Thanks Wil. They are a wonderful organization and I will check out their gifts. I love that bracelet.

Leslie: said...

What a noble post and a reminder to us all to remember the children! Hope you are having a great week,

abcw team

Indrani said...

Wow! A Unique take on 'U'. :)

Rosey said...

A worthy organization to give money to. It is good to know that they are not "scammy" and we can trust them more than other outfits.

hocam said...

UNICEF do great work. Your post is a great reminder of this. Thank you.

chubskulit said...

Lovely bracelet!

"U" are invited to see the "U" at my page. Have a great evening.

Ann said...

I support UNICEF

Anonymous said...

I love UNICEF's stuff and usually buy it as presents at Christmas.

Vagabonde said...

Unicef est une organization qui aide vraiment tous les enfants et est digne qu’on luis apporte tout le support possible. Merci de nous le rappeler.