• Daniel Macht Oct 17, 2019

    This Viral Photo Reminds Us All How Hard Labor and Delivery Nurses Work

    As a labor and delivery nurse, Caty Nixon cares for families in joy and sorrow. “The good times are so good, and the bad times are heartbreaking,” Nixon, from Forney, Texas, told TODAY. “I’m here for all of it.” Last summer, Nixon ended a 53-hour, four-day workweek by delivering a stillborn baby. The 29-year-old kept it together until she got...

  • Daniel Macht Oct 16, 2019

    Monica Lewinsky Unveils Powerful PSA About a ‘Silent Epidemic'

    Monica Lewinsky unveiled a new interactive public service announcement on Wednesday that powerfully tells the story of a silent epidemic unfolding around the world. The activist and speaker appeared exclusively on TODAY for the release of “The Epidemic,” a video highlighting her latest campaign against online bullying.

  • NBC Mar 6, 2019

    Starvation Afflicts Kids in War-Torn Central African Republic

    There are an estimated 1.5 million children at risk of starvation in the Central African Republic, a nation riven by civil war between Christian militias and Muslim rebels, in a massive humanitarian crisis that’s gone largely unnoticed, NBC News reported. The Texas-sized nation is ranked last on the 2018 Global Hunger Index, and UNICEF says that more than 43,000 of...

  • Mexico Nov 30, 2018

    Warnings Grow Over Unsanitary Conditions in Tijuana Shelter

    Aid workers and humanitarian organizations expressed concerns Thursday about unsanitary conditions at the sports complex in Tijuana where more than 6,000 Central American migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people and where lice infestations and respiratory infections are rampant. As a chill rain fell, the dust that coated everyone and everything in the open-air stadium...

  • China Nov 6, 2018

    With Poo on a Pedestal, Bill Gates Talks Toilet Technology

    Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off a “Reinvented Toilet” Expo in China. “You might guess what’s in this beaker — and you’d be right. Human feces,” the former CEO of software giant Microsoft said. “This small...

  • head Oct 3, 2018

    How to Help Indonesia Recover After Earthquake, Tsunami

    The death toll has grown to more than 1,200 following the catastrophic 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia’s central island of Sulawesi on Sept. 28. About 62,000 people have been displaced with fuel and food running out in the aftermath of the natural disasters, which come less than two months since another earthquake struck Lombok Island. Click through...

  • Afghanistan Jun 3, 2018

    Nearly Half of Afghan Children Don't Go to School: Report

    Nearly half of all Afghan children are missing out on school due to conflict, poverty, child marriage and discrimination against girls, according to a report released Saturday by humanitarian organizations. The report, conducted by USAID, UNICEF and independent think-tank Samuel Hall, found that as many as 3.7 million children between the ages of 7 and 17 are not attending class.

  • United States Mar 22, 2018

    TV Personality Known for Playing Bozo the Clown Dies at 89

    Longtime Boston television personality and entertainer Frank Avruch, who was the star of the popular children’s TV program “Bozo the Clown,” has died. He was 89. Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease, his family said in a statement to WCVB-TV . Avruch played Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, a clown character particularly popular in...

  • NBC News Mar 19, 2018

    UNICEF Deputy Steps Down After ‘Unsuitable' Messages Surface

    A top UNICEF honcho has resigned following revelations that he reportedly peppered female staffers — at the children’s charity that previously employed him — with “unsuitable and thoughtless” messages. “I want to make clear I am not resigning from UNICEF because of the mistakes I made at Save the Children,” Justin Forsyth, who was a deputy director at the United...

  • United States Dec 10, 2017

    UN Calls for Urgent Evacuation of 137 Sick Syrian Children

    The United Nations children’s agency said Sunday 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have reportedly died from a lack of medical care. The Eastern Ghouta suburb, home to 400,000 residents, has been besieged since 2013 and humanitarian conditions there have deteriorated sharply amid violence that...

  • food Sep 22, 2017

    For Rohingya Muslim Child Refugees, Too Many Losses to Count

    Abdul Hamid has the wide-open smile of a child and the eyes of an adult. By age 12, the Rohingya Muslim boy has seen more than anyone should have to see in a lifetime. He saw his father shot by “Burma soldiers,” he volunteers in a calm yet deeply unsettling tone, lifting two fingers of his right hand to illustrate...

  • India Aug 24, 2017

    Study: 50M at Risk of Arsenic Poisoning in Pakistan

    Study: 50M at Risk of Arsenic Poisoning in Pakistan

  • Google Jul 31, 2017

    Clooney Foundation Will Open Schools for Syrian Refugees

    George Clooney’s foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. George and Amal Clooney said in a statement Monday that the foundation’s commitment of more than $2 million toward education...

  • China Jun 20, 2017

    ‘Unscientific and Irrational': India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed

    India’s government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts, but doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India’s already-poor record with maternal health. Women are often the last to eat or receive health care in traditionally patriarchal Indian households. Malnutrition and anemia, or iron deficiency, are key factors behind India’s having one...

  • actress Jun 20, 2017

    UNICEF Names 1st Goodwill Ambassador Who Is a Refugee

    The U.N. children’s agency on Monday announced the appointment of its youngest goodwill ambassador — 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist Muzoon Almellehan. UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth said that Muzoon is the first goodwill envoy with official refugee status. UNICEF said she received support from the agency while she was living in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan....

  • President Oct 14, 2016

    The UN's Newest Ambassador? It's Wonder Woman

    The United Nations will name the comic book character Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls. The U.N. said in a statement Wednesday that Wonder Woman will be formally designated for the position at a ceremony on Oct. 21 at its New York headquarters.

  • United Nations Jun 3, 2016

    Ricky Martin Visits Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

    The singer met with Syrian children in Zahleh, in the Bekaa Valley on Wednesday, and in the Minnieh informal settlement, near the northern city of Tripoli, the following day.

  • United States Oct 16, 2015

    ‘Tonight Show' Photo Booth With Kate Winslet

    Jimmy Fallon and Kate Winslet take turns taking weird pictures with the Photo Booth iPad app and attempt to match each other.

  • United States Oct 9, 2015

    Selena Gomez Breaks Silence on Lupus Diagnosis and Undergoing Chemotherapy: ‘That's What My Break Was Really About'

    Singer Selena Gomez broke her silence on her lupus diagnosis during an interview with Billboard magazine, and also revealed that she’s been keeping an even bigger secret–she went through chemotherapy.

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