Real lives




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In this section you can read the latest feature stories and blogs about children's lives in the Philippines.

Nutrition Programme success stories from the field: Zamboanga City

Nutrition Programme success stories from the field: Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas

Typhoon Yolanda stories: A Mother's Love

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Tetsuko Kuroyanagi visits children affected by disasters and armed conflict in the Philippines

Four elementary school teachers in Tacloban vow to make their pupils disaster-ready

Bringing back water, sanitation and hygiene in Typhoon Yolanda-damaged schools

Partnering for better nutrition in rural fishing communities in the Philippines

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham’s Philippines visit diary

In the Philippines, trying to move on after a typhoon's devastation

The toilet gives privacy and security, salamat!

Moving forward despite challenges after Typhoon Yolanda

Reaching the unreached: immunisation in East Asia and the Pacific

Broken by Typhoon Yolanda, the cold chain gets up and running again

Children and families find unity through child-friendly spaces

Local champions: disaster risk reduction in the Philippines

WASH in schools – a step towards recovery with healthy classrooms and happy children

Four months after Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines, the wounds are deep – but the healing has begun

Stories of strength: voices of women survivors of Typhoon Yolanda

For Jericho and other children, a space for recovery

Tacloban builds back better after Typhoon Yolanda

Three months on, back to Tacloban, and back to school

Starting a new life in day care centers after Typhoon Yolanda

Faces of UNICEF: Mike Gnilo

Emergency health kits reach strained medical facilities in the Philippines

Giving water back to 40,000 people

In the Philippines, children ring in the new school year

Typhoon Yolanda diary: How UNICEF is responding to children’s health needs

Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission

Christmas in Tacloban: Ruins and hope

UNICEF chief gets an up-close look at response efforts in the Philippines

Safe spaces for new mothers and their babies, as recovery from Typhoon Yolanda continues in the Philippines

Displaced families struggle to rebuild their lives after Typhoon Yolanda

Child-friendly centre provides relief to typhoon-affected children in Tacloban City

In the Philippines, schools gradually reopening after Typhoon Yolanda

Rebuilding a life – and returning to school – after Typhoon Yolanda

Hope and resilience for learning, amid destruction in the Philippines

Brave Justin Max gets protected against deadly diseases in Tacloban

In Tacloban’s evacuation centres, covering basic needs is critical

Typhoon Yolanda diary: A little girl in a white dress

Typhoon Yolanda diary: Amid endless challenges, a day of inspiration in Tacloban

In Tacloban, creating an oasis where children can be children, and safe

Typhoon Yolanda diary: Rising from the rubble

Typhoon Yolanda Diary 6: Field blog from Tanauan, Leyte

In the wake of typhoon's destruction, getting water running again

Typhoon Yolanda diary: From the field in Tacloban

Typhoon Yolanda diary: Jhana and Gwendolyn's story

Supplies rushed to families in Tacloban, Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan diary: Mud and ruin in Tacloban

Typhoon Yolanda diary: Aid is getting through

Typhoon Yolanda diary: "There is nowhere to go."

UNICEF's role in improving immunization coverage in the Philippines

The importance of play and early learning in children

Peace through play in kindergartens in Maguindanao

Living and achieving with children with disabilities

Months after Typhoon Pablo, children in the Philippines at risk of malnutrition

Caring for the caregivers

Back to School after Typhoon Pablo

To be young and HIV free

Mass at the End of the Road

In the Philippines, securing clean water in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha

Among the ruins left by Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines, the long path to recovery begins

UNICEF providing life essentials for families affected by Typhoon Pablo

A cold December in the Philippines

UNICEF staff visits scenes of devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Pablo

Children on climate change and disaster risk reduction

Public schools take the lead in promoting proper hygiene practices

The road to lasting peace

A partnership for clean and safe water

Schools as "zones of peace"

Knowing the danger signals

Curbing malnutrition in North Cotabato and Maguindanao

Building resilient communities: Disaster Risk Reduction in the Philippines

Ensuring our children get the most out of play

Reynold's world

Project Eliminate MNT

Reunited and ready for school

Let them play

The power of play changes children and communities

Hope for the children of Pikit

In Chad, UNICEF and partners step up emergency response to food crisis

In post-flood Philippines, UNICEF provides crucial help on the ground

Children in Urban Manila: The Stories of Reynold and JB

David Beckham meets children in a UNICEF-supported centre

Just another day in UNICEF Philippines

Peer to peer: young people help children recover from Sendong

Road to recovery: helping children in Iligan go back to school

Relocation, relocation: helping families living in tent cities

Finding Genina

Breastfeeding saves lives

Roy’s tale of survival

Lessons from the deluge

Mothers in Cagayan de Oro need help

Protecting children in distress

Finding hope amidst the ruins

Cleaning up after the floods

Youth at the Forefront to mark 24th World AIDS Day

Families prepare to return home after flooding in Central Luzon, Philippines

Focus on Equity: Central Mindanao leading the way in the treatment of severe malnutrition

Through a Child’s Lens

Alexis Sarza and BALUTI believe in the power of youth

A Day in the Life: Mary's Story

A Day in the Life: Crisanto's Story

A Day in the Life: Kristine's Story

Movin' on up: children in resettlement communities

Shelter from the storm: life in an evacuation centre

The joy of breastfeeding

It Takes a Community to Eliminate Tetanus

Persy So: A life well-lived

Song, Dance and Laughter

‘Clean, Healthy, Strong and Safe!’

When a woman becomes a mother

Golden years: early learning and development

Norwegian Sailors raise money for UNICEF

Gimme shelter: a home for street children

Bouncing Back

Living with Mayon

London boy, 7, gets on his bike to raise £150,000-plus for Haiti appeal

Field Diary: Notes from a tent hospital in Haiti

Surviving the mysterious mountain

Home for Christmas: evacuation centers in schools

Safe from harm: immunizing babies and infants

UNICEF is coming to town

Below the poverty line: living on a garbage dump

In the line of fire: supporting journalists in Mindanao

Touch me not: protecting children from abuse

Breast of the bunch: supporting breastfeeding mothers

Practice what you teach: child rights in schools

Starting over

Breastfeeding in Times of Crisis - Caring for Mothers and the Littlest Survivors

Twenty years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

After the flood: life in an evacuation centre

Under pressure: children on the streets

Time for class: back to school after Ondoy

Voices of youth: Kabataan News Network

Nurturing children’s creativity in trying times

Jaime's Wish

A true story of a mother’s love



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