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2011



Mozambican artist Neyma, joined by Stewart Sukuma, launches music video about children
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 December 2011 – This morning, Mozambican artist Neyma was joined by Stewart Sukuma and guests for the launch of her new music video called 'Sofrimento' at the UNICEF office on Avenida do Zimbabwe.

We must strive to raise our children in a culture of peace, says Neyma
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 December 2011 – On the occasion of the launch of her new music video ‘Sofrimento’, a song about children and their suffering, Mozambican artist Neyma spoke about the song’s message.

UNICEF sponsored book on child protection awarded the CADES 2011 Best Book of the Year prize
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 29 November 2011 – The Legal and Judicial Training Center (the publisher) and Carlos Pedro Mondlane (the author) were awarded the CADES 2011 Best Book of the Year prize for the book 'Lei de Promoção e Protecção dos Direitos da Criança'

UNICEF Mozambique launches series of blogs to strengthen knowledge leadership and promote professional dialogue
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 29 November 2011 – UNICEF Mozambique has launched a set of six program expert blogs written by its staff members, which are now accessible online.

The UN Climate Change Conference in Durban is taking place from November 28 to December 9
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 28 November 2011 - The UN Climate Change Conference in Durban is taking place from November 28 to December 9, 2011. This event will bring together representatives from the world’s governments, international organizations, civil society

Climate change and children in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 28 November 2011 - Climate change is one of the defining challenges of the twenty-first century.

UNICEF wins Mozambique Best Brands 2011 Award in social action category
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 November 2011 - At the third annual Mozambique Best Brands gala held last evening, UNICEF was recognized as the country’s premier brand in the Social Action category.

UNICEF calls for increased investment in the children of Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique 18 November 2011 - On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, celebrated worldwide on November 20 each year, UNICEF Mozambique Representative Jesper Morch is calling for increased investment in the children of Mozambique.

UNICEF calls for better construction of schools and public buildings
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 2 November 2011 – In recent weeks, several schools and other buildings in the central provinces have had their roofs blown off as a result of heavy winds and rains, causing significant material damage.

UNICEF and partners race to prevent second wave of death in the Horn of Africa
NAIROBI/ GENEVA, 28 October 2011 – One hundred days since famine was declared in parts of southern Somalia, UNICEF and its partners are doing their utmost to prevent a second and potentially more devastating wave of deaths from disease.

In Maputo, Dr. Hans Rosling speaks on the long term progress of nations
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 26 October 2011 – At a presentation for a packed audience at Hotel VIP, Dr. Hans Rosling, a professor of public health and co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, spoke on factors contributing to the long term progress of nations.

The One Million Initiative Mozambique: Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme
Mozambique – 25 October 2011 - The One Million Initiative is a large scale rural water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme jointly implemented by the Government of Mozambique (GoM) and UNICEF, with financial support from the Government of the Netherlands (GoN).

First national seminar on alternative care
MAPUTO, Mozambique – 25 October 2011 – In the period from 18 to 22 October, UNICEF supported the Ministry of Women and Social Affairs (MMAS) in holding of the first National Seminar on Alternative Care.

UNICEF aims to expand subsidy system to reach Mozambique’s most vulnerable children
GUARA GUARA, Mozambique, 21 October 2011 – The childhood of Filiphe Luis Marime, 15, ended three years ago when his mother died after a long illness. He was left responsible for his younger siblings, one of whom was just an infant.

UNICEF report: Crisis in the Horn of Africa far from over
NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 October 2011 – The massive international response to the child survival crisis in the Horn of Africa has already shown some positive results, but much more needs to be done to save hundreds of thousands of children at risk of dying.

Statement by UNICEF Representative Jesper Morch on the commemoration of Mozambique Teacher’s Day
On this day of October 12, instituted as the National Day for Teachers', UNICEF felicitates all Teachers in Mozambique and pays homage to these architects who shape the educational and intellectual development of children - the future of Mozambique.

Take Offs and Falls by Michal Josephy
SOFALA, Mozambique, 7 October 2011 - A short, strong and emotional story about a child soldier who fought for RENAMO during the Mozambican Civil War.

Tennis ace Serena Williams appointed UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK, 20 September 2011 - UNICEF today announced tennis champion Serena Williams's appointment as international Goodwill Ambassador.

12,000 fewer children perish daily in 2010 than in 1990 - UNICEF, WHO
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 15 September 2011 – The number of children under five years of age dying each year declined from more than 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010, UNICEF and the World Health Organization said.

The face of social security in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 5 September 2011 – One face of the Government of Mozambique’s food subsidy program (PSA) is a household headed by an elderly person who is in charge of four or five orphans.

Social security and social protection
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 5 September 2011 – In the Government’s action plan against absolute poverty, commonly known as PARP, poverty is defined as a multi-dimensional phenomenon.

Strengthening and scaling up of the social protection system – Part 2
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 5 September 2011 - UNICEF Mozambique had developed a social protection strategy in 2007 focusing on the role of cash transfers for children affected by HIV and AIDS and other vulnerable children.

Strengthening and scaling up of the social protection system - Part 1
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 5 September 2011 - Significant strides have recently been achieved in the area of social protection in Mozambique, like the approval of the Regulation for Basic Social Security and the National Strategy for Basic Social Security.

President Guebuza opens the 47th FACIM, tours exhibits
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 29 August 2011 - In a closed session at FACIM this morning, President Armando Guebuza opened the 47th Maputo international trade fair in Marracuene, on the northern outskirts of Maputo city.

FACIM is taking place in Marracuene from August 29 to September 4 - visit the UNICEF exhibit
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 26 August 2011 - Like last year, UNICEF Mozambique is represented with a stand, which is located in the exhibition tent called Chai, the last exhibition tent on the left from the main entrance.

Members of the Dutch parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee visit households headed by grandparents
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 23 August 2011 – Yesterday, seven members of the Dutch parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee made a field visit to the Inhamizua community outside Beira.

Field visit to the central provinces by UNICEF Representative Jesper Morch and Dutch parliamentary delegation
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 - Between August 17 and 22, UNICEF Representative Jesper Morch is visiting the central provinces of Sofala, Manica and Tete.

Infant and young child feeding: Appropriate infant feeding practices are crucial for child survival and development
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 – Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life. After this, children should receive solid, semi-solid and soft foods in increasing frequency, along with continued breastfeeding.

Facts for Life: Why is breastfeeding important?
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 – Babies who are breastfed are generally healthier and achieve optimal growth and development compared to those who are fed formula milk.

Worldwide, UNICEF celebrates Global Breastfeeding Week by taking the message beyond health clinics
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 - During World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF joins global partners in calling for the benefits of breastfeeding to be broadcast beyond clinics and delivery rooms to the public at large.

World Breastfeeding Week 2011: "Talk to me about breastfeeding"
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 22 August 2011 – In the period 22 – 28 August this year, Mozambique will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. It will be the twentieth anniversary of this event.

Fund launched to support journalism focused on children in 2011
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 16 August 2011 - The Child-friendly Media Network, better known by its acronym in Portuguese, RECAC, launched the annual round of a fund to support journalism focused on children.

MISA presents the 3rd annual report on "Children in the media report - an analysis"
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 15 August 2011 – At the School of Communication and Arts (ECA) at UEM last Friday, the Media Institute of Southern Africa, more commonly known as MISA, presented the 3rd annual report on "Children in the media - an analysis".

“Together with Life”: an innovative partnership with great impact on remote communities in Niassa
NIASSA, Mozambique, 8 August 2011 - It was already mid-afternoon when the multimedia mobile unit arrived at Matuane primary school, in Cuamba district.

Course on child rights and journalism practice launched at UEM
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 8 August 2011 – The School of Communication and Arts (ECA) at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) launched the course 'Children’s Rights and Journalism Practice: A Rights-Based Perspective'.

School Clubs: Small Steps, Big Benefits - child participation in school
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 8 August 2011 - One Friday afternoon, thirteen boys and girls were gathered around a table in a small room to plan their school club activity on Saturday.

A radio programme by children for children
ANGOCHE, Mozambique, 8 August 2011 - While other children of their age are playing or doing their homework, Augusta and her friends use up their time preparing a radio program to discuss issues affecting the rights of children.

President Guebuza closes Child Parliament, looks to children as guarantors of country's future
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 3 August 2011 – After a session where the 114 delegates at the 3rd Child Parliament asked tough questions of their country's leaders, President Armando Guebuza responded and thanked the delegates for their work in his closing remarks.

"Our future depends on my present" - the 3rd Child Parliament opens in the Assembleia da República
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 2 August 2011 - Some 114 young delegates from across Mozambique were gathered in the main hall of the Assembleia da República (parliament) for the official opening of the 3rd Child Parliament in Mozambique.

The Horn of Africa: A Crisis for Child Survival
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 24 July 2011 – With famine now declared in two regions of Southern Somalia and malnutrition rates at emergency levels in arid and semi-arid regions across the Horn of Africa.

The National Institute of Statistics launch updated version of important database that will aid programming, decision making and accountabilty
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 July 2011 - Today, the National Institute of Statistics (Instituto Nacional de Estatística – INE), with the support of UNICEF, launched the national dissemination process of the updated version of ESDEM.

Strengthening at-risk families: Why psycho-social support matters
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 18 July 2011 – One definition of psycho-social support is the provision of love, care and protection. It is the support for the emotional and social aspects of a person’s life, so that they can live with hope and dignity.

Community scorecards enhance accountability at all levels in Mozambique
GAZA, Mozambique, 18 July 2011 – In Manjakaze and Guijá districts, civil society organizations (CBOs) use community score cards to monitor the quality of health and education services.

The Social Protection Floor: A policy framework for basic social security
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 18 July 2011 - Receiving an education, being in good health and having sufficient income to participate in cultural life, to express oneself freely and to share knowledge and ideas- these are human rights that should be enjoyed by all.

Children living in residential care centers in Mozambique
BEIRA, Mozambique, 18 July 2011 - It is mid-morning and Ana (not her real name), a girl of one year and four months, is happily playing with her aunt and sister. Her home is a small house made of bricks, dark with no windows and with a loose roof.

Nationwide measles vaccination campaign exceeds targets
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 July 2011 – The Mozambican Ministry of Health (MISAU) has claimed success in the nationwide vaccination campaign against measles held in the last week of May.

The Minister of Education launches the Government's 'zero tolerance' campaign against violence and abuse of children
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 29 June 2011 – At an event at the Francisco Manyanga Secondary School, the Minister of Education, Mr. Zeferino Martins, officially launched the Government's 'zero tolerance' campaign against violence and abuse of children.

Missing: Proper Toilets for 2.6 Billion
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 27 June 2011 - That 2.6 billion people live each day without a proper toilet is shocking.

Global solution for local action: Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 21 June 2011 – Between 1990 and 2008, efforts by governments, support agencies and people themselves resulted in additional 1.3 billion people worldwide using improved sanitation facilities.

Sustainable sanitation: The Five Year Drive to 2015
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 21 June 2011 – With 2.6 billion people still without access to a toilet or latrine, sanitation is among the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets lagging farthest behind in implementation.

Reaching the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7 targets for safe water and sanitation in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 June 2011 – Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion continue to be critical development issues in Mozambique.

With adequate investment, the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for safe water in Mozambique can be reached, says Dr. Sam Godfrey of UNICEF Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 June 2011 – Dr. Sam Godfrey is the Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at UNICEF Mozambique. Sam is British and has a PhD in Civil Engineering.

Day of the African Child: Taking action together for the children living on the street
Maputo, 16 June 2008 – The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was initiated by the Organization for African Unity (OAU), later replaced by the African Union (AU).

Violence and sexual abuse in schools
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 13 June 2011 – Sexual abuse in schools is an area of particular concern, as noted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

The consequences of violence against children
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 13 June 2011 – Violence against children is a profound violation of human rights and has devastating short- and long-term mental and physical health consequences.

A change in social norms and individual behaviors at the community level is necessary to eliminate sexual abuse and violence against children, says Mayke Huijbregts of UNICEF Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 13 June 2011 – Mayke Huijbregts is the Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF Mozambique. Mayke is a human rights lawyer trained in the Netherlands. She holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Amsterdam.

Mozambique celebrates the Quinzena da Criança: a fortnight dedicated to children and children’s issues
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 3 June 2011 – Every year Mozambique celebrates the Quinzena da Criança, a fortnight of activities dedicated to children and children’s issues beginning with the International Day of the Child on June 1 and ending on June 16.MAPUTO, Moz

Leading Mozambican personalities spearhead Government’s zero tolerance campaign against sexual abuse and violence
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 3 June 2011 – In an unprecedented joint effort, the Mozambican Ministry of Education (MINED) is leading the development and implementation of a zero tolerance campaign against sexual abuse and violence.

Minister of Women and Social Action Iolanda Cintura presides over meeting to mobilize resources to fight violence against children
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 24 May 2011 – In a meeting to mobilize resources to fight violence against children, Minister of Women and Social Action Ms. Iolanda Cintura spoke about the problem of trafficking in children and the measures needed to overcome it.

Prime Minister Aires Ali launches nationwide measles vaccination campaign and national health week
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 23 May 2011 – At the launch of the nationwide measles vaccination campaign and the first phase of the national health week this morning, Prime Minister Aires Ali spoke about the importance of vaccinating children against measles.

Ministry of Health expects to immunize 3.6 million Mozambican children against measles during intensive Child Health Week
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 23 May 2011 – Measles remains the first cause of death among diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. Mozambique experienced three measles outbreaks in the last decade.

Impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique – Part 3
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 19 May 2011 – This is the third and last of three articles about the impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique. The focus of this article is about the effect of the environment and emergencies on edu

World Bank presents study on the ‘Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change’ in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 18 May 2011 – On 18 May, UNICEF Mozambique hosted Mr. Jean-Christophe Caret, a Senior Environmental Economist from the World Bank, who presented the findings from the Mozambique case study in the World Bank’s Economics of Adaptation to

Impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique – Part 2
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 13 May 2011 – This is the second of three articles about the impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique. The focus of this article is on human or commercially driven environmental factors.

Impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique – Part 1
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 12 May 2011 – This is the first of three articles about the impact of environmental degradation and emergencies on children in Mozambique. The focus of this article is on health, nutrition, water and sanitation.

Environmental degradation and the effects of climate change in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 11 May 2011 – A comprehensive report conducted by the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) paints a sobering picture of the environmental conditions that are anticipated if current climatic trends continue.

Engaging in Public Finance Management – a system-wide approach to sustainable development
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 10 May 2011 –The realisation of children’s right to health, for example, is contingent upon a complex decision-making process that determines how scarce productive resources are allocated and health services distributed...

Doing time in school waiting for marriage
Lembrança Nhambe is 15 years old. She was borrn and raised in Panjane, a small locality about 40 km from Magude, the district center, which in turn is just over 100 km from Maputo. When she was eight years old, she was sent to school by her parents...

Prime Minister Aires Ali emphasizes the need to overcome chronic malnutrition in order to achieve social and economic development goals
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 May 2011 – At a seminar on economic development marking the 15-year anniversary of the UN University, Prime Minister Aires Ali spoke about the Government’s strategy to promote social and economic development in Mozambique.

More children are attending school today than five years ago, but great challenges remain
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 3 May 2011 – According to the forthcoming 2010 ‘Child Poverty and Disparities Study’, disparities have been narrowing in primary education in Mozambique, whereas progress in secondary education has been slow.

Linda was promised good grades in return for sex, now she has a baby and is no longer in school
ZAMBEZIA, Mozambique, 2 May 2011 – Linda (not her real name) is a 16-year old girl from a city in Zambezia, who was taken advantage of sexually by her teacher, a 40-year old man, known and respected in the community.

Global Action Week on Education 2-8 May 2011: Overcoming barriers to women’s and girls’ education
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 2 May 2011 – In many countries, women and girls face significant obstacles that prevent them from getting an education or that force them to drop out of school.

Community leaders from central provinces recognized by Government for their role in eliminating open defecation
GONDOLA, Mozambique, 28 April 2011 – In a high-level ceremony in Manica last Thursday, some 282 community leaders from the central provinces of Tete, Manica and Sofala were recognized for their important role in the construction and use of latrines.

The One Million initiative: Reaching a million people with water and sanitation services by 2013
GONDOLA, Mozambique, 28 April 2011 – The One Million initiative was initiated in 2007 as a cooperative project between the Government of Mozambique, the Government of the Netherlands and UNICEF and has a planned duration of seven years.

Aggressive targets in the fight against malaria are likely to be reached, but the gains must be sustained over time, warns Dr. Emanuele Capobianco of UNICEF Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 25 April 2011 – Dr. Emanuele Capobianco is Chief of Health and Nutrition at UNICEF Mozambique. An Italian national, he has previously worked in East Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.

Near zero malaria deaths achievable by 2015: Innovation, partnership and resource mobilization key
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 25 April 2011 – Curbing malaria is essential to achieving the MDGs of reducing child mortality. Based on its success thus far, the Roll Back Malaria partnership has set a target of achieving near zero malaria deaths by 2015.

Despite significant progress in recent years, malaria remains the leading killer of children in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 25 April 2011 – The 2008 National Mortality study confirmed malaria as the leading killer of children in Mozambique. Thirty-three per cent of deaths among children under five are attributed to malaria, and among children aged one to fi

The One Million Initiative: Achieving sustainability of water supply infrastructure in Mozambique
GURO, Mozambique, 21 April 2011 – Guro district, in the central province of Manica, has become a model for sustainable water supply infrastructure in Mozambique.

Mozambique is likely to achieve 13 of 21 Millennium Development Goal targets by 2015
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 April 2011 – Mozambique is making progress in key human development areas and is likely to achieve 13 of the 21 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets, according to the national 2010 ‘MDG Progress Report’.

UNICEF Mozambique 2010 Annual Report: A focus on strong, collaborative partnerships
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 April 2011 – The Government of Mozambique, UNICEF and partners made significant progress in 2010 towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals and the three country program priorities.

Aer Lingus cabin crew join UNICEF Ireland on emotional visit to Mozambique
XAI-XAI, Mozambique, 19 April 2011 – At the end of March this year, four cabin crew from Aer Lingus, an Irish airline, joined UNICEF staff from Ireland and Mozambique on what turned out to be an emotional field trip to Gaza province.

The Minister of Health announces journalism prize for reporting on important health issues in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 18 April 2011 – On 15 April, the Minister of Health, Dr. Alexandre Manguele, announced a journalism prize for reporting on health issues in Mozambique.

Strong supporters of Schools for Africa, UNICEF Finland visits Chibuto
GAZA, Mozambique, 14 April 2011 – From 12 to 14 March this year, Ms. Susanna Haltsonen, Coordinator of the UNICEF City Partnership campaign in Satakunta, Finland, came for a field visit to Mozambique.

Living, learning and playing under the development tree
CHANGARA, Mozambique, 13 April 2011 – In Mozambique, ‘Zona de Influencia Pedagogica’, or ZIP as it is better known, is the lead school in a district school cluster.

Child Friendly Schools: Making education real for children, families and communities in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 12 April 2011 – In a four-day global capacity building workshop taking place in Maputo from 11 to 14 April, educators and administrators from Portuguese-speaking counties around the world are gathering in Mozambique.

Minister of Education Mr. Zeferino Martins opens global capacity building workshop on Child Friendly Schools
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 11 April 2011 – At the opening of a global capacity building workshop on Child Friendly Schools, which takes place in Maputo, Minister of Education Zeferino Martins extended a warm welcome to the workshop participants.

Minister of Health Dr. Alexandre Manguele launches ‘Facts for Life’ behavior change communication framework
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 7 April 2011 – In a well-attended ceremony at the Ministry of Health on 6 April this year, Mozambican Minister of Health Dr. Alexandre Manguele launched the Facts for Life (known in Portuguese as ‘Saude e Vida’).

Gender aspects of poverty – the feminization of poverty in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 7 April 2011 – Every year on 7 April, Mozambique celebrates National Women’s Day. The day is a celebration of the nation’s women and a time to acknowledge their contributions to society.

Civil Society Forum on Child Rights meets to explore and coordinate advocacy efforts in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 7 April 2011 – At a national workshop held at Hotel VIP on 5 April, the Civil Society Forum on Child Rights (known as ROSC) explored advocacy issues and exchanged information.

Children account for nearly 30 per cent of all victims of landmines worldwide, says Hanoch Barlevi of UNICEF Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 April 2011 – Hanoch Barlevi is the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response Specialist at UNICEF Mozambique, where he heads a small emergency response team.

International Day for Mine Awareness 2011 - Children and the explosive remnants of war in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 April 2011 – Mozambique endured a long civil war from 1977 to 1992, which resulted in the killing of up to a million people and left behind a devastating legacy of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW).

Regional meeting calls for joint plan of action to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 31 March 2011 – A regional consultation meeting for eastern and southern Africa on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV took place in Nairobi, Kenya, between 15 and 17 March this year.

Facts for Life – a comprehensive communication framework for behavior change and development in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 1 April 2011 – Each year, around 8 million children die before reaching their fifth birthday, and every single day, an estimated 22,000 children die from preventable causes.

In focus: The child photographers of Magoanine
MAGOANINE, Mozambique, 30 March 2011 – On a quiet Sunday afternoon in the neighborhood of Magoanine, on the outskirts of Maputo, the sun is still high in the sky as we walk along a deserted pathway that slowly winds its way through houses of brick.

On Saturday Gloria celebrated her 14th birthday
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 28 March 2011 – On Wednesday 16 March, a young girl lay peacefully at rest as relatives, neighbors and friends tearfully filed by her open casket.

Community radio helps voice life-saving messages in flood-affected areas of Gaza province
GAZA, Mozambique – 21 March 2011 – Before, during and after the January 2011 floods in Mozambique, Communication for Development (C4D) activities supported by UNICEF Mozambique were initiated and scaled up across the flood-affected provinces.

Community radio – an effective tool for communication, participation and accountability
GAZA, Mozambique – 21 March 2011 – There are over 60 community radio stations scattered across Mozambique, all run as non-profits and coordinated by the National Forum of Community Radios (FORCOM) with support from UNICEF.

Mozambique’s Food Subsidy Programme: Diolinda’s story
GAZA, Mozambique – 21 March 2011 – When I ask Diolinda if I can take a photo of her, her hands immediately go up to her ntuzu; she smiles coyly and says “I would have dressed up in better clothes if I had known…”

World Water Day 2011: Responding to the urban challenge
MAPUTO, Mozambique – 22 March 2011 – Access to water is vital to the sustainable development of cities and their inhabitants. As cities grow and their populations increase, water scarcity is becoming an increasing constraint to urban development.

UN experts call for better data collection and research
GENEVA, 11 March 2011 - At a special event held during the current meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva today, UN experts called for better data and research on violence against children.

Living with Floods in Gaza Province
GAZA, Mozambique, 7 March 2011 – During January this year, floods in the Limpopo basin, which is located in the southern part of Mozambique, affected an estimated 30,000 people.

How Child Friendly Schools utilize the energizing power of physical activity and sports
CHANGARA, Mozambique, 7 March 2011 – In Changara, a large district with more than 120,000 inhabitants in Tete province, children are hopping, skipping and jumping all over school.

UNICEF Supports Training on Children's Rights in Journalism
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 4 March 2011 – On March 1 and 2, the School of Communication and Arts (Universidade Eduardo Mondlane), in collaboration with UNICEF and with technical support from the Dublin Institute of Technology, conducted a well-attended seminar.

Sweden Provides $7 Million in Support of the UN Social Protection Joint Programme
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 3 March 2011 – At noon today, the Swedish Ambassador to Mozambique, the ILO Representative, the UNICEF Representative and the WFP Representative, met to sign a new agreement in support of the UN Social Protection Joint Programme.

UNICEF Launches State of the World's Children Report 2011
Maputo, 2011 – On Friday February 25, UNICEF Mozambique launched the key report known as the State of the World’s Children Report, an annual report focusing on key issues and challenges affecting the world’s children.

 

 
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