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Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 19:00:50 -0500

Last Build Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 10:40:35 -0500

Copyright: Copyright 2013, UNICEF

In Kyrgyzstan, girls lift shroud of shame on menstruation

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:36:44 -0500

VASILEVKA, Kyrgyzstan, 26 May 2017 – Menstruation is a taboo subject in Kyrgyzstan. Girls enter puberty without understanding what is happening to their bodies, and suffer in shame and despair as a result. Many do not attend school during their periods, affecting their educational performance.

One year on: a community in Darfur built from the ashes

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:11:30 -0500

SORTONY, Sudan, 25 May 2017 – “The site at Sortony is a cramped shantytown in the making. UNICEF, as part of the first multi-agency humanitarian team to come to assess the situation, is navigating a maze of families, of children scraping for food, of donkeys, and, in the absence of any facilities, of open defecation fields.

Children of Yemen are in the grip of the second cholera outbreak in six months

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:29:22 -0500

SANA'A, Yemen, 22 May 2017 – For Um Taha and four of her children, the past few days have been nothing short of harrowing. Camped in a little corner of the diarrhoea treatment centre at the Al Sabayeen hospital in Sana’a, the 39-year-old mother has spent sleepless nights trying to take care of her children, all of whom have been diagnosed with cholera. Her husband is looking after their other five children back home.

Myanmar children in a Kachin camp hope for peace

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:25:22 -0500

KACHIN STATE, Myanmar, 22 May 2017 - Baum Myaw, 12, lives with her family at a camp for displaced people near Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, Myanmar.

A new life after spending teen years in Myanmar army

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:49:22 -0500

KACHIN STATE, Myanmar, 22 May 2017 - Zwe Chit left school when he was in grade eight. He started hanging out with four older friends. They all wanted to join the army and pushed him to do the same. He was 16 years old when he was recruited.

Broken sanctuary: attacks on schools in Myanmar

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:14:09 -0500

KACHIN STATE, Myanmar, 22 May 2017 - Zau Seng, 11, is a student at Nam Ya Middle School, in Moe Nyin District, Kachin State, Myanmar. He likes studying Myanmar and maths, and enjoys working in the school garden and playing catch with his friends.

"Some days I just have to listen": A family therapist works with Syrian refugees in Turkey

Fri, 12 May 2017 14:25:55 -0500

IZMIR, Turkey, 16 May 2017 – As a family therapist, Zeynep Kapisiz regularly deals with anger, depression, fear and many pleas for help. Some days she feels overwhelmed. The problems she is trying to solve can seem intractable.

A Syrian physician brings personal experience to polio immunization campaign

Wed, 10 May 2017 18:34:07 -0500

HAMA, Syrian Arab Republic, 11 May 2017 – Dr. Majed contracted polio at the age of 7 months. He grew up determined to protect as many children as possible from this life-threatening disease.

Water, sanitation and hygiene: the basics of infection control in Sierra Leone

Mon, 08 May 2017 16:30:09 -0500

NGELEHUN, Sierra Leone, 8 May 2017 – Nurse-in-charge Elizabeth Kadie Momoh at the Ngelehun Community Health Post has just finished checking a pregnant woman in the facility’s labour room and heads to a sink to wash her hands. Clean water gushes out as she opens the tap.

In El Salvador, a teenager worries about raising her child in a climate of violence

Thu, 04 May 2017 13:08:04 -0500

SAN MARTIN, San Salvador, El Salvador, 4 May 2017 – Every word spoken by Patricia is preceded by the smile of a playful girl who is not old enough to take life seriously. But in three short months, she will assume the responsibilities of motherhood.

In Yemen, a young girl overcomes adversity to excel in school

Mon, 01 May 2017 13:20:51 -0500

ADEN, Yemen, 1 May 2017 – Thirteen-year-old Hosson is a ninth grade pupil at 26 September School in Malla district, Aden. She is one of the top performing students in her class, and loves to teach younger children maths. But despite her academic success, she is regularly bullied by her classmates. They call her “Al-Barsah”, which means “leper”.

Displaced Syrian mothers confront hardship with determination

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:36:59 -0500

DARA’A, Syrian Arab Republic, 28 April 2017 - Nada and her family fled their hometown of Al Shajarah after it was overtaken by warring parties more than three years ago. Now they have taken shelter, along with 40 other internally-displaced families, in a former school in the nearby city of Dara’a.

In Romania, a teacher’s care helps shape her students’ future

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:24:36 -0500

BUHUȘI, Romania, 26 April 2017 – At the Orbic school in the Romanian town of Buhuși, many of the students come from disadvantaged homes where they don't receive educational support. One teacher is helping give these children the care and attention they need to succeed in school and in life.

In Namibia, a new mother brings early childhood development to her community

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:38:21 -0500

MASIDA VILLAGE, 25 April 2017 – The year 2013 was a positive turning point for Vivian Ndungati from Masida village, in north-east Namibia’s Zambezi Region. At the age of 23, Vivian gave birth to her first child and soon discovered a passion for helping children get a good start in life.

Malawi hunger crisis forces teenage girls to sell sex

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:29:14 -0500

MANGOCHI, Malawi, 21 April 2017 – It is the start of the rainy season on the shores of Lake Malawi, and the landscape is now a lush green. Streams and rivers flow where before there were dry, dusty river beds. Fields of maize, as tall in places as the mud huts of farmers, tower over the children who run past them.

In Cuba, getting children back into classrooms after Hurricane Matthew

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:07:05 -0500

GUANTANAMO, Cuba, 20 April 2017 – Cuba is under the permanent threat of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and drought, and is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The country’s policies prioritize disaster risk reduction and environmental education, with particular emphasis on creating a culture of prevention among its youngest citizens.

In Damascus, water cuts and crumbling sewage systems pose serious health risks

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:29:27 -0500

DAMASCUS, Syrian Arab Republic, 13 April 2017 – For 37-year-old Kawthar and her eight-year-old son Mohammed, life has become unbearable.

Scoring goals for peace in Iraq

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:00:01 -0500

KOYA, Iraq, 11 April 2017 – A group of children run onto the pitch. The warm spring air is full of shouts and whistles as the first team takes to the field.

Healing emotional wounds from conflict in eastern Ukraine

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:14:55 -0500

MARIUPOL, Ukraine, 7 April 2017 – The emotional wounds and trauma of living through more than three years of conflict are an everyday reality for hundreds of thousands of children and teenagers in eastern Ukraine.

In Sierra Leone, new hospital facilities help save mothers' lives

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:10:17 -0500

KONSHO, Sierra Leone, 5 April 2017 – Bakey Kamara is eight months pregnant with her third child and has just walked two miles under a hot sun for one of her last antenatal check-ups. Nonetheless, she’s visibly excited on arrival at Konsho Community Health Post, a centre that’s just had an upgrade, including a new maternity facility.

UNICEF seawater desalination plant helps head off Gaza water crisis

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:00:03 -0500

GAZA, State of Palestine, 6 April 2017 – For 13-year-old Ahmad, the idea of drinking water from the tap did not make sense. “I have never drunk tap water because it is not clean, and it could make me sick,” he says. “My parents told me that they used to drink tap water at home, but it must have been many years ago, before I was born.”

Innovative cash transfer programme supports Syrian children with disabilities

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:04:34 -0500

ALEPPO, Syrian Arab Republic, 3 April 2017 – Two years ago, amid intensifying violence, ten-year-old Nasrallah and his family fled from their home in Idlib. “Fearing for our children’s lives, we had no choice but to flee to West Aleppo,” says Nasrallah’s father, Basel.

In Kenya, severe drought threatens to leave 4 million food insecure

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:18:25 -0500

MOYALE, Kenya, 31 March 2017 – Dust mercilessly cuts its way through the air, meandering across the pathways of Badanrero Village, Kenya, located 100 km from the border town of Moyale near Ethiopia. The terrain is flat and desolate, with nothing but dried up shrubs for miles.

Unsung heroes: Vaccinators climb mountains to save children’s lives in Yemen

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:08:15 -0500

SANA’A, Yemen, 27 March 2017 – Vaccinating children against life-threatening diseases in the middle of an intense conflict can be a tough challenge. Over the past few weeks, polio vaccinators in Yemen have braved rough terrains and crossed hostile frontlines, criss-crossing valleys and mountains to reach children, some of whom have been displaced by the conflict.

Famine crisis – time is running out

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:17:18 -0500

Famine is looming in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and beyond, as nearly 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year.