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2011-07-20 10:30:00

UNICEF appeals for donations to provide critical relief - $10 can feed a child for 10 days NEW YORK, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations declared today a famine in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle. More than half a million children in Somalia are acutely malnourished and in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. UNICEF has called the situation across the Horn of Africa the "most severe humanitarian emergency in the world,"...

2011-07-12 11:29:00

U.S. Fund for UNICEF appealing for donations to provide critical relief - $10 can feed a child for 10 days NEW YORK, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than two million young children are malnourished in drought-affected Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Djibouti, half a million of whom require immediate life-saving attention to survive. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is raising funds to prevent child deaths from malnutrition and disease in these countries. UNICEF is one of the largest...

2011-04-18 09:44:00

On Mother's Day: Healthy Mom = Healthy Child NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Mother's Day just around the corner there is still time to plan a special gift. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is pleased to announce the wide selection of Mother's Day gifts available in the UNICEF Inspired Gifts collection and the UNICEF cards and gifts spring catalog. This spring, shoppers can help UNICEF continue its lifesaving work and offer children hope for a brighter future with...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF and American Airlines employee volunteers have just returned from a trip to see first-hand UNICEF relief and recovery efforts in Chile, one year after the earthquake that devastated the country. UNICEF's Change for Good program on American Airlines engages employees - known as "Champions for Children" - to collect contributions of foreign and domestic currency from customers to support UNICEF's lifesaving...

2011-03-13 12:44:00

UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez, along with Adrian Grenier, Dwight Howard, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Robin Williams help spotlight devastating impact of world water crisis on children NEW YORK, March 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrities from the worlds of music, film, television and sport have joined with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to engage consumers in a conversation about the lack of access to safe, clean water for nearly 900 million children and adults across the globe. The...

2011-03-07 09:00:00

NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF are saying "thanks a million - plus!" to American's customers and employees for the record-breaking success of their 2010 fundraising efforts through UNICEF's Change for Good program on American Airlines. More than $1.6 million was raised last year through the generosity of American Airlines customers and employee volunteers dedication - the largest sum in the program's 16-year history. American...

2011-02-28 08:26:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its effort to educate and engage the American public around the world water crisis, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is launching its annual UNICEF Tap Project. Through numerous fundraising and volunteer activities, the UNICEF Tap Project will encourage celebrities, restaurants, volunteers and corporations to support UNICEF's efforts to provide children with access to safe, clean water. Funds raised will aid UNICEF's water and sanitation...

2011-02-11 11:00:00

Frida Giannini, Gucci Creative Director, presented by Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Auer, UNICEF Representative in Malawi to be Honored at Inaugural Event LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 11, 2011, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will honor Frida Giannini, Gucci Creative Director, and Carrie Auer, UNICEF Representative in Malawi - for their key contributions to UNICEF's mission to save and improve children's lives worldwide. The awards will be bestowed at the...

2011-01-24 09:33:00

U.S. Children Ages 14 and Under Are Invited to Submit Original Artwork for 2011 Theme "Making Spirits Bright" from February 1 - March 12 NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the annual Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest invites children in the United States ages 14 and under to submit their original artwork February 1 through March 12. A beloved, annual tradition, the winning design chosen from thousands of entries will be...

2010-12-17 08:30:00

CLEVELAND, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sideways, a software company that transforms books, magazines and other publications into immersive experiences on mobile devices, today announced that it has provided the U.S. Fund for UNICEF with its technology for the organization's digital holiday images. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF Holiday Coloring Book app enables children to color as many as nine holiday greetings on the iPad and then email them to friends and family. Sideways recently developed...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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