CNN's Phil Han takes a look at the one day social media campaign to help save millions in the Sahel region of Africa.
In an effort to fight hunger, a cafe ditches prices and tells customers to "pay what you want."
The world produces enough food to meet the needs of its population, yet nearly one in six people suffers from chronic hunger according to the United Nations' Committee on World Food Security.
Actress Lucy Liu is an ambassador for UNICEF, an organization that gives children the essentials for a safe and healthy childhood.
As a UNICEF ambassador, actress Lucy Liu is committed to improving the lives of impoverished children worldwide.
My commitment to the cause of stopping the exploitation of children was born from a humbling experience. In 2002, I witnessed the horrors of human trafficking as we rescued three trembling girls living on the impoverished streets of India. Preventing these girls from falling prey to this horrendous crime was a personal awakening.
I spent the better part of a year working on this week's SI package on the burgeoning movement to use sport as a tool to save the world. The assignment was by turns astonishing, humbling and inspiring. But the deeper I delved into the cause of Sport for Development and Peace, or SDP, the more persistently I was struck by the United States' lack of leadership in the field.
One video showed the tiny face of the slain girl wrapped in a shroud.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports on the death of a child in Syria, as her family attempted to flee their home.
The guilty pleas of students in a Massachusetts school harassment case this week thrust the spotlight back on bullying in the United States, but the issue is also drawing more attention beyond America's borders.
World health agencies plan to launch a massive polio vaccination in three West African nations, following a fast-moving and especially virulent outbreak that has already killed 97 people.
The long-running conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed hundreds of sexual violence victims in the past two months as women and girls continue to be prime targets of retaliation between rival militias along the country's porous borders, according to aid agencies.
Nearly half the children in Yemen's troubled northern province are suffering from malnutrition, the humanitarian agency UNICEF warned Wednesday.
Torrential rains in recent weeks have led to widespread flooding in central and West Africa, leading to at least 377 deaths and affecting a total of 1.5 million people, according to the United Nations.
The number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth has dropped by a third in the past two decades, according to a report out Wednesday from four world bodies including Unicef and the World Health Organization.
A Pakistani couple returns home to see the damage caused by the floods.
From the sky, the massive inland sea of water stretches beyond the horizon -- flashbacks from a different disaster with a puzzlingly different response to the same desperation.
Pakistanis devastated by flooding are refusing to leave their land for fear of losing it. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
It's hard to think about humanitarian travel without picturing Angelina Jolie and other high-profile volunteers. But how much do celebrities contribute to the growing appetite for volunteering away from home and is it all positive?
When it comes to building Madagascar's education system, sometimes the best solution is brick by brick.
In Madagascar, primary school enrolment rates are nearly 90 percent, an example of the efforts being made to improve children's lives in the politically unstable country.
Growing numbers of vulnerable children across Eastern Europe and Central Asia are at risk of dying from AIDS, with widespread drug use and the sex trade contributing to an "underground HIV epidemic," UNICEF warned on Monday.
A 12-year-old Yemeni bride died of internal bleeding following intercourse three days after she was married off to an older man, the United Nations Children's Fund said.
10-year-old divorcee, Nujood Ali talks to CNN in the shocking documentary on child Marriage in Yemen.
CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to Dr. Jane Aronson about the process of fixing the international adoption process.
There's nothing like images of infants and children in distress to make outsiders yearn to help, which is why the unfolding story of Haiti's orphans -- the most helpless of earthquake victims -- has kept people riveted.
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell describes the incredible undertaking to bring dozens of Haitian orphans to the U.S.
The images of Haitian children crying or injured or wandering the streets alone are heartbreaking. It's no surprise there has been a flood of well-intentioned people who want to adopt those children.
For more than a week, Sende Sencil had gone without bathing, until two young American doctors at the hospital where she was being treated took the 9-year-old girl for a short walk outside to a shower to wash off the filth and grime.
Almost 200 million children under the age of five in the developing world suffer from stunted growth, according to a new U.N. report. But surprisingly, in the Middle East, wealthier countries have more of a problem than some poorer nations.
Hunger is stunting hundreds of millions of children in the developing world, and more than 90 percent of them live in Africa and Asia, UNICEF says.
June 3 We arrive in the steamy small town of Awiel, with the various U.N. aircraft bringing us to this remote spot becoming progressively smaller with each segment of the trip. Now we will embark upon a multi-day road trip that will take us through three states in southern Sudan and close to the troubled areas of South Darfur in the north of Sudan.
Actress Tea Leoni uses her voice to help advocate for children around the world.
I grew up under the impression that I was the best trick-or-treater in the whole wide world, because my grandmother invented it!
The first school assembly since the earthquake was charged with emotion and grief.
Hundreds of thousands of children worldwide are thought to be working full-time on tobacco farms, suffering from toxic levels of nicotine exposure and abusive labor conditions.
Yemeni forces killed about 150 Shiite rebels Sunday in northwestern Yemen after the rebels tried to take over the presidential palace in Saada, breaching a recent cease-fire, state-run media reported.
Camps housing Sri Lankans displaced this year by fighting between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels are seriously overcrowded and at risk with the coming monsoon season, a British charity director said Friday.
Sri Lanka's human rights secretary Rajiva Wijesinha and Amnesty International's Sam Zarifi on the country's refugee camp.
The expulsion of a U.N. official from Sri Lanka is final and he has to leave the country by September 21, the government has told the agency.
The Sri Lankan government has ordered a UNICEF official to leave the country, accusing him of spreading propaganda supporting Tamil rebels, the agency -- the United Nations Children's Fund -- told CNN Sunday.
New concerns over camps for displaced Tamils. ITN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
The former first daughter also says her parents have slowly joined generation Blackberry
Several of the kids who participated in "Journey for Change," a youth empowerment program founded by activist Malaak Compton-Rock, were asked to blog about their experiences last August when they traveled to South Africa. They have continued to blog about their journey and share what they've learned from their experiences after they returned home to Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The United Nations Children's Fund is reopening its office in Baghdad six years after leaving because of the conflict in Iraq, the agency announced Tuesday.
The worst cholera outbreak in Africa in 15 years has killed more than 4,000 Zimbabweans, and the crisis threatens to worsen when the rainy season hits, the U.N. Children's Fund said Thursday.
The United Nations is demanding full access to refugee camps that are home to an estimated quarter of a million people fleeing war in Sri Lanka, the United Nations Children's Fund said Tuesday.
The Sri Lankan army launched an operation against Tamil rebels in the country's north early Monday, the military said, claiming to have rescued thousands of civilians trapped in a government safe zone.
Ten villages in western Niger have publicly denounced the practice of female genital mutilation, according to a UNICEF report.
The head of the U.N. Children's Fund has expressed concern over a Saudi judge's refusal for a second time to annul a marriage between an 8-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man.
Every day in the United States, thousands of women and families experience one of the most joyous occasions in their lifetime -- the birth of a child.
Children are bearing the brunt of the conflict in Gaza as the Israeli offensive to flush out Hamas fighters leaves youngsters battling indelible trauma while threatening the lives of newborns and their mothers, a senior aid official says.
Four years since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake spawned massive walls of water that swept across the Indian Ocean, leaving more than 230,000 dead according to a United Nations estimate, improvements can be seen in many of the devastated areas, humanitarian groups said.
Three gunmen shot and killed a United Nations staff member in southern Somalia on Sunday, the U.N. Children's Fund said Monday.
Hollywood mom Salma Hayek is lending her star power to a UNICEF campaign to eradicate tetanus
Making donations to charity is becoming an integral part of business travel. Airlines are bringing in vast sums through onboard donation schemes that gather unwanted foreign currency from travelers. And frequent fliers are even handing over their precious air miles to charities.
CNN's Richard Quest shows us how small donations on flights is helping women in Tanzania help their children to live HIV free.
The U.N. Children's Fund said Friday the number of children who die before the age of five has declined by 27 percent over the last two decades, and the rate is expected to continue falling
The Indian army is doing everything it can to help flood victims. CNN's Sara Sidner witnessed one rescue.
The grinding misery triggered by the massive floods in a downtrodden part of northeastern India and across the border in Nepal persisted Friday, with government and aid agencies swinging into action to help the 2 million-plus people fleeing high-rising, fast-moving waters.
Floodwaters raged through more than 1,000 villages unaccustomed to high water after a river in northeast India burst its banks, UNICEF India and government officials said Tuesday.
CNN's Anjali Rao speaks with UNICEF's Michael Bociurkiw about the need for more funds in Myanmar.
The vast majority of Africans have no access to a toilet, according to preliminary data from a World Health Organization report to be published later this year.
More than 50 children have been abducted in Haiti since the beginning of the year, adding to a trend of kidnappings in countries affected by violence, according to a United Nations Children's Fund report.
CBC's Stephanie Jenzer visits with a man who is reaching out to feed those affected by Cyclone Nargis.
A year of drought and soaring food prices has threatened the lives of tens of thousands of Ethiopian children.
Children may account for one-third of dead in Myanmar. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
The 103 Chadian children whom six French charity workers were convicted of attempting to kidnap will soon be reunited with their families, the United Nations' children agency said Friday.
Gwyneth Paltrow has filmed a public service announcement for UNICEF to help raise money to prevent children being born with the HIV virus.
David Beckham made a secret trip to West Africa's Sierra Leone last weekend on behalf of the international children's charity UNICEF.
Cholera deaths at a Baghdad orphanage and deteriorating water and sewage systems are spurring fears of a larger outbreak of the killer disease, the United Nations children's agency said.
More than 200 children recruited to serve with militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been released by the fighters and are being returned to their families, an official for the U.N. children's agency said Saturday.
More than 2,000 Iraqis in the northern part of the country have contracted cholera, U.N. officials say, citing local authorities.
The United Nations is warning of a massive "health crisis" in southern Asia, where 30 million people have been overwhelmed by the monsoonal rains and flash flooding sweeping across India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Flooding devastates India
Millions marooned in floods
Monsoon rains in South Asia have driven millions from their homes and caused what the United Nations says is the worst flooding in living memory.
At a recent kindergarten graduation ceremony, young girls smiled behind their brightly colored princess dresses and the boys showed off their best dress shirts. They sipped on juice boxes, played on swings and jumped on and off seesaws.
THE BACKGROUND More than 850 million people live in a state of hunger. Malnutrition kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The majority of the hungry live in the ...
The background: More than 850 million people live in a state of hunger. Malnutrition kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The majority of the hungry live in the developing world, especially in India and sub-Saharan Africa.
In Africa, 40 first ladies have banded together to use their positions to fight HIV and AIDS.
Refugees. Underprivileged children. Soldiers. Breast cancer. AIDS. Animal cruelty. Multiple sclerosis. Famine. Homelessness.
International aid organizations are accepting donations to help victims of the earthquake in Indonesia. The groups include:
Two UNICEF workers were killed and another seriously wounded in a rocket attack Friday in northwestern Afghanistan, an employee of the United Nations Children's Fund said.
Putting education first is common in Kashmir.
The U.N. secretary-general has praised the international community for its response in assisting earthquake victims in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
(CNN) -- This month Richard's quest takes him on a journey to uncover the celebrity activist.
Airdate: March 19th, 2005
Government and aid agencies say it is too early to consider adopting children who may have been orphaned by the tsunami disaster.
The children gather at a temple in Batapola, Sri Lanka -- laughing, playing and trying to forget.
Indonesian authorities have taken steps to protect displaced or orphaned children from traffickers after last week's tsunami disaster, barring people from leaving the country with children under 16 from its hard-hit Aceh province.
Our first reaction to this fund-raising appeal: Why'd UNICEF waste nickels that "could save a child's life"? A spokeswoman says it grossed $110,000 from the 275,000-nickel mailing. "More often than...