UNICEF uses online gaming to showcase potential, skills and creativity of refugee and migrant children

UNICEF have launched a new initiative using online gaming to challenge misconceptions about refugee and migrant children and showcase their potential, skills and creativity. ‘Reimagine the world like a gamer’ features a short film and digital mini game with refugee and migrant children cast as the heroes. Viewers and gamers are pushed to look beyond the circumstances and vulnerabilities of these children to see their potential and help them reach their goals. The film depicts the real-life stories of Nora, Sama and Pouya – three refugee and migrant children from…

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Ericsson and UNICEF launch global partnership to map school internet connectivity

Ericsson and UNICEF have announced a global partnership to help map school connectivity in 35 countries by the end of 2023. Mapping the internet connectivity landscape for schools and their surrounding communities is a critical first step towards providing every child with access to digital learning opportunities.  This joint effort is part of the Giga initiative. Launched last year and led by UNICEF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Giga aims to connect every school to the internet. Ericsson is the first private sector partner to make a multi-million dollar…

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UNICEF Launches First Ever Domestic Emergency Response Programme To Provide Food Support For Vulnerable Children Across The UK

Unicef UK has launched its first ever domestic emergency response programme to support children in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Food Power for Generation Covid’, a grant-funded programme, is launching today in partnership with the food and farming charity Sustain. The joint initiative will ensure that the most vulnerable children and their families have access to food during the coronavirus crisis by providing grants to community food projects until February 2021. The coronavirus pandemic is the most urgent crisis affecting children since the Second World War, upending children’s lives around…

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Soccer Aid for Unicef returns to Old Trafford this September

Soccer Aid for Unicef has today announced that the world’s biggest charity football match will take place this September at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United. Viewers will get to enjoy the match from the comfort of their sofas as the game will be broadcast live on ITV and STV and, for the first time ever, will be played behind closed doors. The star-studded match will still be a game like no other. Just as competitive. Just as entertaining. And at a time when Generation Covid desperately need Unicef’s…

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Pandora joins forces with UNICEF to raise over $1M in aid of new One Love initiative

Model and activist Halima Aden has come together with Pandora in support of UNICEF’s One Love initiative, to reimagine a world fit for all children. With the goal of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic becoming a lasting crisis for the world’s most vulnerable children, Pandora will match every dollar donated through One Love up to the value of US$1 million. Members of the Marley family are re-recording the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem One Love in support of UNICEF. Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music will release a new version of…

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