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Each day we wish for a better world, but for that to happen the world needs to work together. We need to think of children, stop fighting, seek peace, and leave difference aside and start working on important aspects of human life. And a good way to start is supporting UNICEF. The United Nations Children’s Fund is an organization that is part of the United Nations. It provides long-termhumanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. This organization is based on contributions from governments and private donors. Its programs emphasize developing countries and level services to promote the health and the well being of children.

The objective of this organization is to solve the social problems that children and mothers of developingcountries face. The problem is that they suffer from threatening forces, such as poverty, disease, war and lack of education. Ironically many of these countries are rich in natural resources but few have developed a significant industrial base, which has resulted in extreme poverty. Many children suffer because of their parents. They don’t have the resources to give them all their basic needs andthey cannot do anything about it. As a result, they live in incredibly poor conditions. According to UNICEF, 24,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death” (UNICEF). Poverty is a humancondition of not having the means to afford needs and most of the time it is the cause human basic of the others social problems.

This problem has been faced for hundreds of years. It began around November 16, 1918, just five days after the Armistice. Hoover set sail for Europe to organize food distribution to a continent careening towards disaster. At the end of WWI, famine, disease, and bloodyrevolution threatened the civilizations of Europe. Hoover organized the delivery of food to millions of desperate people as the Bolshevik Revolution advanced. Economic rehabilitation and increased productivity were deemed to be critical if Europe was truly to recover. After W.W.II, children all around Europe still faced famine and disease. They did not have the basic necessities for living, such asfood, clothing and health care. They needed support and help from someone who could provide them with these things. That is the reason UNICEF was formed. It arose the idea that children needed and deserved special protection. During the 1940´s, former United States President Herbert Hoover coordinated the delivery of emergency food supplies in Europe. He visited 38 countries and found that the warhad left millions of families without homes or possessions. The social conditions were awful. In fact, twenty million children were malnourished, and killer diseases such as tuberculosis and anemia were spreading rapidly and killing many people and in the most affected areas. Half of the babies were dying before their first birthday. Hoover said, “ Children are our most valuable natural resource”.He was very concerned about the problem; he wanted to change the situation no matter what. He retorted, when a critic inquired if he was not thus helping Bolshevism, "Twenty million people are starving. Whatever their politics, they shall be fed!" (Hoover). It was a big problem that was not only of one country. But because of the different ideologies and politics it was very difficult tocompletely solve.
UNICEF is an innovation because it has the purpose to save lives, extend the average lifespan and to materially improve the quality of life. Also, it was the first organization that actually wanted to work in an international way, making global campaigns. This means that they started to work with one main purpose but in many different countries. This organization brought new...
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