As prescribed by Paulina Constancia
UNICEF 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 1954, 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.(Info Source)
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UNICEF is active in more than 190 countries and territories through country programmes and National Committees.
Check out the many projects of UNICEF across the globe
Here’s one of the many projects of PLAN International:YEEP
Watch this slideshow to see how Plan’s Youth Economic Empowerment Project (YEEP) is helping young people to create better opportunities and conditions for everyone living in Kawangware.
YEEP consists of 31 voluntary youth groups which run projects from spreading knowledge about health, HIV and drugs, to helping young people with disabilities and working to get children into school.
Volunteers get teenagers playing sports and improve sanitation by building toilets. Young women forced to sell themselves on the streets are given loans to start businesses and training to learn new skills.
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Learn about IJM-International Justice Mission- they make public justice systems work for victims (including children and teens) of abuse and oppression who urgently need the protection of the law.