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EU-UNICEF 'Voices of Children in Emergencies' campaign

Voices of Children: The campaign continues

In the last year alone, millions of children couldn’t go to school, play with friends, get treatment for illness, or have a safe drink of water because of natural disaster or man-made crisis. At any given moment, UNICEF, with the support of the EU, is actively responding to dozens of emergencies around the world that put children in grave danger. But this is only possible if children's stories are known.

On 15 May 2014, the EU and UNICEF launched the 'Voices of Children in Emergencies' campaign, a joint initiative aimed at sharing the stories of children living through natural disasters, food crises and armed conflicts. These stories were shared through social and media networks of participating UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors as they lend their voices to the children by telling their stories. The campaign has a special focus on children in Jordan, Chad and the Philippines, where joint efforts through the EU-UNICEF partnership helped to bring relief in emergency situations The campaign was rolled out across Europe with local versions for: GreeceIrelandItalyPolandSlovenia, and Spain

So far, the campaign reached 143 million people, across various media, including TV, press, web sites and social media.

Each of us can make a difference. Share the children's stories. Help them raise their voices.

Good-will ambassadors' public statement announcements (PSA)

Ewan McGregor - international actor Robert Lewandowski - Polish football player Bostjan Nachbar - Slovene basketball player
Ewan McGregor
International actor
 Robert Lewandowski,
Polish football player
 Bostjan Nachbar
Slovene basketball player
 
Evanna Lynch - Irish actress Gaia Amaral - Italian-Brazilian TV presenter and actress  Pavlos Tsimas - Greek journalist
Evanna Lynch
Irish actress
 Gaia Amaral
Italian-Brazilian TV presenter and actress
 Pavlos Tsimas,
Greek journalist
 
Pau Gasol - Spanish basketball player    
Pau Gasol
Spanish basketball player
    

 

Good-will ambassadors' field visits

Robert Lewandowski's visit to a Syrian war refugees camp in Jordan Bostjan Nachbar's visit to Chad Evanna Lynch's visit to the Philippines post-typhoon Haiyan
Robert Lewandowski's visit to a Syrian war refugees camp in Jordan Bostjan Nachbar's visit to Chad Evanna Lynch's visit to the Philippines post-typhoon Haiyan
 
Imanol Arias's visit to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan Gaia Amaral's visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan Pavlos Tsimas's visit to Chad
Imanol Arias's visit to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan Gaia Amaral's visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan Pavlos Tsimas's visit to Chad

 

Children's videos

Aya – Palestino-Syrian refugee girl in Lebanon Michel – Filipino boy affected by Typhoon Haiyan Chamsia – Young mother from Niger
Aya – Palestino-Syrian refugee girl in Lebanon Michel – Filipino boy affected by Typhoon Haiyan Chamsia – Young mother from Niger

 

Factographs

Last updated
02/10/2014