UNICEF 2008-2009

More than 4,000,000 babies die every year before they are one month old because their parents do not have the means to give them a good start in life. For only 36 euros you can save a baby. Now!

UNICEF and every individual can make a difference !
Your support means their chance to survive and grow up to their full potential. Make a difference with UNICEF. With 36 euros UNICEF can provide young children and mothers with a Nutrition Kit.


UNICEF Belgium 2008 campaign : Child Survival - Nutrition

Every year about 129 million children worldwide start a race against time to build up the necessary potential for their development during the first crucial five years of their lives.  Yet millions of children do not get a good start in life.  

Every year 9.2 million children under the age of 5 die because of this inequality. 4 million die before they reach 1 month of age. Malnutrition is an important cause of death.

With the 2008 Child Survival campaign UNICEF Belgium wants to give children what there are entitled to: a chance to grow up in a safe environment with all necessary good food, basic medical care and the opportunity to grow up to their full potential.  The campaign has a special focus on projects in Burundi.


For over half a century UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has been at the forefront of the world’s efforts on behalf of children working with governments and civil society partners on a wide range of programs.   

UNICEF is the world’s leader for children, working on the ground in 156 countries, to help children survive and thrive from early childhood through adolescence.  The world’s largest provider of vaccines for poor countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, safe water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

Over the past decades UNICEF has contributed to real progress – such as an 18 percent decline in child mortality since 1990, the growing number of children that get access to good schooling and basic services….  Yet, conflict, poverty and HIV/AIDS are the key challenges facing children today.  More than 1 billion children are being robbed of childhood by the damage of these three forces.

As usual it is the most marginalized children – the very poor, the minorities and the geographically remote – who are most likely to suffer.

UNICEF continues in its efforts to improve the wellbeing of the world’s children, to meet the Millennium Development Goals and the respect for children’s basic rights that can transform the lives of millions of children sparing them illness and premature death, escaping extreme poverty and malnutrition, gaining access to safe water and decent sanitation facilities and completing primary schooling.

To do so, UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.  The national committees for UNICEF such as UNICEF Belgium play a very important role in these funding efforts.


UNICEF  Belgium

UNICEF Belgium gathers funds through the sale of  UNICEF greeting cards and products, the receipt of legacies and the organisation of mailings and events.

Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), UNICEF Belgium also undertakes a wide range of awareness activities among children, youth, the general public and policymakers.


Expats for UNICEF

Expats for UNICEF was set up more than four years ago in Brussels and has developed into a huge volunteer network of expatriats, raising thousands of euros per year which go directly to UNICEF Belgium to fund its work in the field. Expats for UNICEF is a subcommittee of the Belgian National Committee (UNICEF Belgium).

Expats for UNICEF actively supports UNICEF Belgium’s campaign to save four million babies.

Members from all over the world, meet up regularly for brainstorms on fund-raising activities such as parties, booksales, cake bakes and quizzes. 

Staff from UNICEF country offices around the world who pass through Brussels are invited by Expats for UNICEF to talk about their experiences. This gives volunteers key insights into understanding how donations are used to support children in developing countries through UNICEF's work.

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