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Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy Birthday UNICEF

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund or UNICEF as it is popularly known celebrates a milestone of sorts today. UNICEF was organized to provide humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing country. UNICEF responds to any emergency no matter where in the world it would arise. Many war torn countries, areas of natural disasters and / or disease outbreak are all areas where UNICEF has helped.

UNICEF was created on December 11, 1946. Children affected by World War II were in need of help. The war had left areas in devastation and there was a growing need for emergency assistance for those affected by World War II. The individual credited with organizing UNICEF , Ludwik Raichman, was a Polish bacteriologist. Raichman served as UNICEF chairman from 1946 to 1950.

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