Saturday, July 05, 2008

CNN's ‘The Survival Project’ spotlights UNICEF saving children's lives

Every day, 26,000 children die of preventable causes.

Now you have a chance to help save them.

Please watch "The Survival Project: One Child at a Time," a historic global broadcast on CNN and CNN International, airing on television worldwide this Sunday, July 6, at 8 and 11 pm (Eastern Time in North America; check your local listings.)

The special global broadcast will feature UNICEF at work to protect and support children, highlighting projects in Laos, Iraq, Ethiopia and Peru.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, will host the program, which will explore “the challenges faced by children around the world and will offer viewers an opportunity to effect helpful change,” according to Sue Bunda, Executive Vice President of Content Development and Strategy for CNN Worldwide.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Lucy Liu, Clay Aiken and Marcus Samuelsson will take part in the program.

Clay Aiken, singer and entertainer, is a proponent for education for all. He is seen here on a recent trip to Somalia.

Lucy Liu, actress and artist, is shown with children in Pakistan. She supports HIV/AIDS awareness and education programs.

Marcus Samuelsson, gourmet chef, is spokesman for the TAP Project, helping to make clean water available for all.

Photos: UNICEF

Celebrity volunteers appearing will be Joel Madden, Nicole Richie, and Al Roker.

Video diaries of several UNICEF ambassadors and celebrity volunteers will air, showing their work in the field and encouraging viewers to join the fight for child survival.

In addition to field reports from CNN correspondents, the broadcast includes a panel of volunteers and experts speaking about their experiences with UNICEF.

UNICEF has been helping children for over 60 years and has saved more children’s lives than any other organization in the world, helping to reduce child mortality to a record low by providing lifesaving help for children in need. UNICEF is in the field, every moment of every day, working for children.

Tune in to see how you can make a difference for children.

Every one of us can do something to help save the life of a child.

Please act now.



Sign the Pledge

Find out more at:

US Fund for UNICEF
UNICEF National Committee of Canada
UNICEF International

CNN "Survival Project" Information page

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, with children in Lima, Peru.

Technorati tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that CNN is airing this special. People have a natural desire to make change in the world but sometimes need some guidance in how to accomplish this. Since this special is being simulcast worldwide, we can only hope that the response is huge and immediate.

Unicef is one of my favourite charities and I'm happy to support their efforts in feeding and educating the children of the world.

Great blog.

Allegra said...


Your blogs are always wonderfully informative. I'm pretty sure I recognize Marcus Samuelsson from an episode of Iron Chef. *g* It's nice to see he's not only cute, and cooks great but is a stand-up human being. I can't wait to see the special tomorrow night. I'm sure it will be heart-breaking in parts, but it's something the world needs to see.

Anonymous said...

Ill be watching..hope all will donate and help make a difference.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog. I will be sure to tune into this CNN/UNICEF Special tomorrow night. Saving children's lives is so important to me.

Janarama said...

CNN is to be commended for airing this special. I hope that there will be huge outpouring of support as people are shown how desperate the need is.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes we get so caught up in our trivial worries we forget how so many struggle just to survive.
I hope this special is able to shed some light on the situation.

artz11 said...

UNICEF is always the first on my list to receive a donation. The children of the world have no control over the events that ravage their lives. They ask for so, clean water,healthy food, and a life without fear. Thanks for keeping their needs up front with your blog and detailed information.

Anonymous said...

I'll be watching tomorrow night and I've sent this out to folks in my address book. Thanks for your informative blog. Clay and others are doing such good work in spotlighting the needs in Somalia and other countries. These children need help and I hope many respond.

pandarose said...

Thank you for the blog. I'll be sure to watch.