"The terrible events in Paris last night are devastating for so many. Unicef UK's thoughts are with all those who have been caught up in these events, their families and friends.

In Manchester today, at the Match for Children in aid of Unicef, Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham and players will be paying tribute to those who have lost their lives with a minute’s silence and by wearing black armbands. The match will see players and fans of all nations come together to unite and help create a safer world for every child around the world.”


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About Unicef

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation for children, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.  

Unicef UK raises funds to protect children in danger, transform their lives and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children.  As a registered charity we raise funds through donations from individuals, organisations and companies and we lobby and campaign to keep children safe. Unicef UK also runs programmes in schools, hospitals and with local authorities in the UK. For more information please visit unicef.org.uk