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Anthony Lake

A Day of Rage

Anthony Lake | Posted 08.17.2015 | World
Anthony Lake

Women and girls are not only seen as the spoils of war and conflict, but their rape has been used as an instrument of war to terrorize populations and enemies into surrender and submission. They become the particular victims of genocide.

To Reduce the Impact of Disasters, Increase the Focus on Children

Anthony Lake | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Anthony Lake

The number of children affected every year by disasters is projected to reach 175 million over the next ten years -- a figure that will have nearly tripled since the early 1990s. Children represent more than half of all people affected by disasters, and not surprisingly, the children at greatest risk are typically the poorest and hardest to reach.

Painting a Happier Picture for Children

Anthony Lake | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Anthony Lake

But before we let these haunting pictures of children's suffering create a sense of hopelessness, we should recall the wonderful things that the world has made possible for children over the last year.

Another Grim Milestone In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

GENEVA, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The number of Syrian children forced to flee their devastated homeland will on Friday reach a million, half of all the re...

World Meets U.N. Target For Safe Drinking Water

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The world's nations achieved a U.N. goal of cutting in half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water five year...

UNICEF: Looking for Pockets of Poverty Hidden by Statistics (Interview)

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Evelyn Leopold

William Anthony Kirsopp Lake, the new executive director of UNICEF, fears many of the world's children can disappear in a haze of statistics, making progress on paper while neglect, abuse or impoverishment go undetected.