Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:00:14 -0500
Last Build Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:25:35 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2013, UNICEF
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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:09:39 -0500TBILISI, Georgia, 10 January 2016 – Elizabeti giggles, her feet sticking out from under the curtains. A game of hide-and-seek with a guest is a rare treat for the two-and-a-half year old. “Found you!” Bursting into laughter, she runs away.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:33:29 -0500PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 9 January 2017 – Around three months ago hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, disrupting the lives of over two million people. In addition to the personal losses of homes and crops, more than 716 schools, numerous health facilities, and the existing sanitation infrastructure all suffered damage. Today, 1.4 million people in Haiti, including 600,000 children, require humanitarian assistance.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:33:02 -0500MAIDUGURI, north-east Nigeria, 30 December, 2016 – Just for a moment, Maimune could forget about her problems. It’s ‘Fun Day’ for children at Dalori camp for people who fled their homes because of violence in north-east Nigeria. It’s a day to play silly games and to make music with other children, to laugh and just be children.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:40:16 -0500ALEPPO, Syrian Arab Republic, 29 December 2016 – For the families who fled the fighting in Aleppo city, the arduous journey was full of chaos and horror. Terrified and alone, many of the children arrived in shelters unaccompanied or separated from their families, with many suffering from injuries.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:31:32 -0500FALLUJAH, Iraq, 27 December 2016 – The walls of Fallujah are scarred with bullet holes. Six months ago, 85,000 people fled the city as bombs fell on their houses in the fight to retake the city. Many others had escaped earlier.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:13:12 -0500BANKI, Nigeria, 22 December 2016 – Less than 3 km from the Cameroon border is the Nigerian town of Banki in Borno State. The town's main street, once a thriving commercial area with cross-border trade, is now deserted and lined with buildings that have been destroyed during the conflict.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:09:46 -0500TARTOUS, Syrian Arab Republic, 19 December 2016 – When a UNICEF team first met 14-year-old Wahid a few months ago, he was fetching water for his family in ‘1070’, a complex of unfinished apartment buildings in a neighbourhood of western Aleppo.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:27:52 -0500BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, 15 December 2016 – For any aspiring musician, hearing your song on the radio is a major milestone. This year, 19-year-olds Lizidória Mendes and Venâncio Cá got to experience this dream come true when their song “Laba Mon Ku Sabon” (wash your hands with soap) was chosen as the winner of a Global Handwashing Day song writing contest, organized by UNICEF.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:18:13 -0500GAZA, State of Palestine, 14 December 2016 – Two years ago, 50 days of armed conflict took an unprecedented toll on Gaza’s children and schools, with 258 of the latter incurring minor, partial, or severe damage. The destruction of schools had devastating consequences for the education system.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:37:04 -0500MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, 13 December 2016 – Fanna Mohammed is worried about her son. Seven-month-old Umara is thin and listless. He rests his head against his mother's shoulder as she carries him in her arms. It's impossible to get him to raise a smile.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:57:03 -0500ALEPPO/DAMASCUS, Syrian Arab Republic, 12 December 2016 – Five days ago, 10-year-old Ahmed arrived in Jibreen, an industrial district on the outskirts of Aleppo. Ahmed’s parents were killed in the vicious conflict engulfing the city. He and his four siblings have nobody to take care of them and help keep them warm.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:41:10 -0500KISMAYO, Somalia, 12 December 2016 – The cholera treatment centre at Kismayo General Hospital, the biggest hospital in Kismayo, hadn’t had any patients since the last outbreak was brought under control. But lately it has again been inundated with patients.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:29:46 -0500ASĂU, Romania, 8 December 2016 – Andreea Ursaru has just come home from hospital with her baby Daria, but there aren’t any flowers to greet them. In fact, the 20-year-old Romanian mother of four hasn’t ever received flowers.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:15:54 -0500SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba, 6 December 2016 – Four years ago, Hurricane Sandy marked many of the children, teachers and families of Cuba for life. Some of them lost everything. Many feared they would relive the experience when Hurricane Matthew – one of the most damaging weather events of 2016 – struck in early October.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:06:38 -0500OSH, Kyrgyzstan, 3 December 2016 – Guliza’s welcoming smile floods the room like the sun piercing through a long night. She hugs us, snaps a selfie, and breaks into a brash but pitch-perfect rendition of a hit by the popular American singer, Ariana Grande.
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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:07:07 -0500LES CAYES, Haiti, 29 November 2016 – “I want to become a professor one day,” says Sabrina. The little girl is seven years old and has a smile that radiates from ear to ear. Full of energy, she lists her favourite topics at school – reading and maths – and her favourite movie – Walt Disney’s ‘Frozen’. Nothing in her sparkling demeanour hints at the shadows of her past.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:20:17 -0500Syrian Arab Republic, 27 November, 2016 – Despite the escalating violence across the country, Syrian children are doing whatever they can to live normal childhoods, even if it means going underground.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:46:43 -0500TBILISI, Georgia, 3 December 2016 – Six-year-old Gabriel smiles broadly as he sips on his fruit juice, with his mother Tamuna watching as she relates his story. “His lip was cut; it was bruised and swollen, and he had injuries to his head.”
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:32:21 -0500BANGKOK, Thailand, 1 December 2016 – In Bangkok, 18-year-old Kawee* lives in a single rented room with his mother, a supermarket cashier. His father abandoned them both when he was very young. When he was around 15, he found out he had HIV after several years of unprotected sex with older men.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:25:34 -0500BORNO STATE, Nigeria, 7 December 2016 – Last year, Femi's* father was sick. So sick, in fact, that Femi wanted to go and look after him. The 17-year-old left his school in the south of the country to travel to the north-east, to Borno state, where his father lived in a small village. Femi didn't anticipate being gone too long.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:50:31 -0500SA’ADA, Yemen, 5 January 2017 - Before the conflict in Yemen escalated, 10-year-old Fahd lived peacefully with his family in the northern city of Sa’ada. His routine was to wake up every morning, go to school, play with friends in the evenings and go back home for dinner and do his school homework.