The United Nations Children's Fund --UNICEF-- is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 18 February 2010—Amidst the collapsed buildings and temporary camps of this battered city stand 12 special tents dedicated to providing mothers and their infant children a safe and calm place to breastfeed.The 'baby tents' are run by Action Against Hunger, with support from UNICEF.Many Haitian mothers stopped breastfeeding as a result of myths that arose after the quake, including that stress makes a mother's milk dry up. Another myth is that if a mother is not eating pr...
http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/haiti_52764.htmlPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 12 February 2010
http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/haiti_52774.htmlPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 16 February 2010
www.supportunicef.orgUNICEF has joined the United Nations appeal for $562 million for humanitarian operation in Haiti. The appeal seeks to provide resources to help 3.5 million people for the next 6 months. Key among the urgent needs are life-saving supplies of food, water, medicines and shelter.
In this video, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow makes an appeal for donations to help address the children's emergency in Haiti.