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Lily Allen Goes Green For Halloween Comeback

1st November 2013

Pop star Lily Allen stepped back into the spotlight on Thursday (31Oct13) by dressing as an alien and performing with fellow Brit Robbie Williams to raise cash for Syrian refugees at a Halloween charity event.The...

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Pianist Lang Lang Receives Highest Un Honour

29th October 2013

Acclaimed Chinese pianist Lang Lang has been given a special role by officials at the United Nations (Un) in a bid to help educate youngsters around the world.The classical superstar is now a messenger of...

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Katy Perry Opens Up At Intimate Show

23rd October 2013

One of Katy Perry's most intimate gigs in recent years will air on Tv in America on Friday night (25Oct13).The pop superstar celebrated the release of her new album Prism on Tuesday (22Oct13) by performing...

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Ewan Mcgregor To Host Unicef Halloween Ball

18th October 2013

Hollywood actor Ewan Mcgregor is set to host a moneyspinning event for the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) to raise cash for youngsters in Syria.The actor will be teaming up with stars including singer Robbie...

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Emma Bunton Launches Campaign To Battle Tetanus

4th October 2013

Former Spice Girls star Emma Bunton has launched a new campaign to support the world's poorest countries in the fight against tetanus.The Wannabe hitmaker has teamed up with Unicef and bosses at baby products company...

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Hugh Jackman's Wife Pens Op-ed About Global Adoption Crisis

17th September 2013

Hugh Jackman's actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness is calling for change in global adoption laws so more abandoned children can find loving parents and homes.Furness, who serves as executive director of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation in...

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Gisele Bundchen Records Song For H&m Campaign

3rd September 2013

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has recorded a cover of The Kinks' All Day And All Of The Night for her new H&M campaign.The Brazilian bombshell has released a black and white promo, in which she performs...

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Eddie Izzard Campaigns For Syrian Refugees

23rd August 2013

Funnyman Eddie Izzard is reaching out to fans to publicise the plight of child refugees in Syria following reports of chemical weapons attacks this week (ends23Aug13).Human rights groups fear up to a million children have...

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Liam Neeson Fronting New Unicef Campaign

31st July 2013

Actor Liam Neeson is fronting a new campaign for the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) to combat violence against youngsters.The Schindler's List star has teamed up with the charity to highlight the problems facing kids...

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Eddie Izzard Visits Refuge Camp In Iraq

10th July 2013

British actor Eddie Izzard has turned journalist to film a harrowing report on the Syria crisis for a leading U.K. Tv news network.The funnyman is a longtime supporter of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef)...

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Jennifer Lopez And Alan Cumming Feted For Aids Charity Work

14th June 2013

Jennifer Lopez and Alan Cumming were the toast of the 2013 amfAr Inspirational Gala on Thursday (13Jun13) when they were feted for their tireless philanthropy efforts.Guests including Uma Thurman and Liza Minnelli gathered to salute...

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Janet Jackson Is New Unicef Campaigner

3rd June 2013

Janet Jackson has signed up as the face of a new campaign for the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) to help stamp out starvation in Africa.The pop superstar has filmed a new public service announcement...

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Eva Longoria Honours David Beckham For Philanthropy

14th May 2013

Actress Eva Longoria honoured David Beckham for his philanthropic efforts at an event in Paris, France on Monday (13May13).The Desperate Housewives star hosted the 2013 Global Gift Gala Paris ceremony at the George V Hotel...

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Tom Hiddleston Suffered Caffeine Withdrawal On Poverty Challenge

3rd May 2013

British actor Tom Hiddleston suffered crippling headaches during his poverty awareness challenge as he was forced to battle his addiction to caffeine.The Thor star spent a week surviving on just $1.50 (£0.93) a day...

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Ewan Mcgregor Supporting Mass Anti-hunger Protest In London

26th April 2013

Ewan Mcgregor has urged his fans to join in a mass demonstration against world hunger in London in June (13).The Trainspotting star is backing Unicef's new drive, which will take place in the U.K. capital's...

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Tom Hiddleston Takes On Poverty Challenge

8th April 2013

British actor Tom Hiddleston has vowed to live on just $1.50 (£0.93) a day for one week to support a United Nations (U.N.)Children's Fund (Unicef) campaign in aid of starving children.The Thor star has taken...

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Katy Perry Makes Charity Trip To Madagascar

8th April 2013

Pop star Katy Perry embarked on a charity visit to Madagascar last week (ends07Apr13) to help raise awareness of humanitarian issues in the country.The California Gurls hitmaker made her first trip on behalf of the...

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Tom Hiddleston Overwhelmed By Unicef Trip To West Africa

12th March 2013

British actor Tom Hiddleston struggled to sleep during a charity trip to West Africa because he was "overwhelmed" by the sight of so many sick and malnourished children in hospital.The Thor star travelled to Guinea...

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Maroon 5 Urge Fans To Donate To United Nations' Urgent Syrian Appeal

7th March 2013

Pop stars Maroon 5 have called on their fans to boost donations to a United Nations fund to help provide much-needed aid to refugees in Syria.The Payphone hitmakers, fronted by Adam Levine, are using their...

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Hilary Swank Makes Charity Trip To Africa

6th March 2013

Actress Hilary Swank has visited Ethiopia to witness how charity cash has transformed the lives of children through education.The Million Dollar Baby star flew to the African country on behalf of the United Nations Children's...

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Stars Back Ewan Mcgregor's Unicef Campaign

7th February 2013

Sir Roger Moore, Mia Farrow and Tom Hiddleston are among the stars who have taken up Ewan Mcgregor's call for action to help save the lives of Syrian children.The Trainspotting star filmed a poignant new...

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Heidi Klum Comforts Baby On Haiti Trip

4th February 2013

Supermodel Heidi Klum spent hours nursing a distressed baby during a visit to a hospital in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.The mother-of-four travelled to the Caribbean republic late last year (12) as part of a humanitarian trip with...

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Michael Sheen Visits Chad For Unicef

30th January 2013

Michael Sheen has visited Chad in West Africa to see how the $7.8 million (£4.9 million) raised from last year's (12) Soccer Aid game has transformed the lives of locals.The Queen actor was joined by...

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Ewan Mcgregor Pleads For Help For Syrian Kids

30th January 2013

Ewan Mcgregor is urging his fellow Brits to donate money to a campaign to save millions of child refugees in Syria as the country's harsh winter begins to bite.Officials at the United Nations Children's Fund...

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Tom Hiddleston Visits West Africa For Unicef

23rd January 2013

British actor Tom Hiddleston has embarked on a trip to West Africa to witness how projects by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) have helped locals.The Avengers star travelled to Guinea this week (beg21Jan13) to...

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Robbie Williams Highlights Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

22nd January 2013

British pop star Robbie Williams is raising awareness of the plight of Syrian children as part of his role as an ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).The singer wants to make more people...

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Selena Gomez Sings Break-up Anthem At Charity Gig

21st January 2013

Justin Bieber's on/off girlfriend Selena Gomez appears to have dealt a blow to the couple's relationship by performing a rendition of Justin Timberlake's bitter break-up anthem Cry Me A River at a show in New...

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Pregnant Shakira Prefers Charity Donations Over Baby Gifts

16th January 2013

Heavily pregnant Shakira has asked fans to make charity donations in her honour in lieu of baby shower gifts.The Hips Don't Lie hitmaker is due to give birth to her first child any day now,...

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Mia Farrow Meets Syrian Refugees

15th January 2013

Actress and activist Mia Farrow is meeting Syrian refugees in Lebanon this week (begs14Jan13) in her role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).The Rosemary's Baby star is travelling to the...

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Sir Roger Moore Appeals To Fans To Help Syrian Refugees

28th December 2012

Sir Roger Moore has made an urgent plea for additional humanitarian aid on behalf of Syrian refugees in an emotional new video for the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).The former James Bond star made the...

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