Photo Essays

Emergencies

Surviving Pakistan’s floods
1 September 2010: More than 8 million children are among the 18 million people affected by Pakistan’s worst flood crisis in living memory.
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Mongolia: Children and the 'dzud'
7 May 2010: Nineteen of Mongolia's 21 provinces continue to face emergency conditions caused by heavy snow and extreme cold.
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Humanitarian Action Appeal 2010
4 February 2010: Each year UNICEF partners with governments, communities and the private sector to respond to over 200 emergencies worldwide.
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Haiti's children: two weeks after
26 January 2010: The 12 January earthquake killed an estimated 112,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless, many of them children.
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Displacement crisis in Pakistan
21 May 2009: Over 2 million people are fleeing conflict in Pakistan, amounting to the largest and fastest-growing displacement crisis in recent years.
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Humanitarian Action Appeal 2009
27 January 2009: UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action Report 2009 appeals for funds for children and woman affected by emergencies around the world.
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Endless crisis for Gaza's children
19 January 2009: 410 children have been killed and 1,855 injured since the start of the Israeli military incursion into the Gaza Strip.
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Emergency response in eastern DR Congo
12 December 2008: Children continue to suffer amid renewed fighting in North Kivu Province in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Many cyclone victims still await relief
14 May 2008: Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar’s south-west coast, killing an estimated 100,000 people and leaving 1.5 million more struggling to survive.
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Gaza’s children bear brunt of ongoing conflict
15 February 2008: Gaza’s children, inheritors of the world’s longest-running conflict, now also bear the brunt of new import and border controls.
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Humanitarian Action Appeal 2008
12 February 2008: UNICEF’s annual Humanitarian Action Report appeals for funds for children and woman affected by emergencies around the world.
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Bangladesh cyclone: Two stories
23 November 2007: Two 9-year-old girls in the hard-hit Barisal District work to ensure their families’ recovery.
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Lebanon, one year later
12 July 2007: One year after the war between Hezbollah and Israel, instability and insecurity continue to impede children’s recovery.
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The life cycle of girls: Womanhood
9 March 2007: Part IV of IV: Despite advances, gender violence and discrimination is still on the rise.
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The life cycle of girls: Adolescence
9 March 2007: Part III of IV: Adolescence, the passage between childhood and womanhood, is a time of particular vulnerability to exploitation.
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The Krishnamurthy sisters
2 February 2007: The Krishnamurthy sisters are still recovering from the death of their mother in the 26 December 2004 tsunami.
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Children: Two years after the tsunami
26 December 2006: Two years after the tsunami, much has been rebuilt, but children's recovery from the trauma is far from complete.
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Child’s view: Tsunami recovery continues
18 December 2006: Journalists and photographers organized the InSIGHT Out! workshop series to share their skills with 65 children in Thailand’s worst-affected region.
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UNICEF at 60: Recognizing child rights 1990-99
27 November 2006: Part IV of V: The Convention on the Rights of the Child becomes international law, establishing State obligations to children.
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UNICEF at 60: The development decades 1960-79
13 November 2006: Part II of V: UNICEF joins the UN-led partnership to jumpstart global development.
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UNICEF at 60: An agency for children 1946-59
6 November 2006: I of V: On 11 December 1946, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund – UNICEF – is created.
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Quake recovery continues in Indonesia
13 July 2006: UNICEF continues to support Government recovery efforts more than a month after the 27 May earthquake.
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Drought in southern Somalia
9 February 2006: Children in Somalia have already survived war, hunger, floods and forced dislocation.
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Drought in northern Kenya
7 February 2006: More than 8 million people face starvation and disease in drought-stricken East Africa and the Horn.
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The rights of the child - II of II
21 December 2005: Since its adoption, countries have created national laws to help implement The Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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Excluded & invisible
14 December 2005: The State of the World’s Children 2006 focuses on the millions for whom global commitments remain unfulfilled.
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Southern Sudan: Changing the odds for girls
8 September 2005: Since 2002, over 250 Community Girls’ Schools were created to offer accelerated basic studies for girls.
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Child's view: Children - the most precious thing
26 August 2005: One year after the armed takeover of School No. 1, Beslan children express their continuing pain and sorrow through photos.
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Tsunami recovery: Sufrisa's story
29 June 2005: Nine-year-old Sufrisa survived the December 2004 tsunami that devastated Indonesia’s Aceh Province. This is her story.
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Tsunami trauma recovery continues
22 June 2005: Six months later, children and their families continue to recover from the loss of loved ones and the destruction of their worlds.
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Water & sanitation in Darfur's camps
10 June 2005: UNICEF helps to provide safe water and sanitation facilities, as well as hygiene education, for camp residents.
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Health & nutrition in Darfur's camps
9 June 2005: UNICEF supports health & nutrition services for children and women in camps hosting some 1.8 million people.
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Childhoods lost to HIV/AIDS
27 Apr. 2005: In sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS has killed one or both parents of more than 12 million children under 15 years.
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Nias children recover from earthquake
12 Apr. 2005: The 28 March 2005 earthquake off Indonesia’s western Sumatra Island follows the devastating December 2004 tsunami.
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90 days after: UNICEF response to the tsunami
23 Mar. 2005: Ninety days after the tsunami, UNICEF merges child-focused relief with long-term rehabilitation.
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Maldives children's tsunami drawings
16 Mar. 2005: Through art, children express their fears and sorrows caused by the December 2004 tsunami.
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Daily life & education in Darfur's camps
7 Mar. 2005: UNICEF helps to provide shelter, education, special protection and other basic services to Darfur's displaced people.
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Beijing+10: Continuing sexual violence in war
28 Feb. 2005: After conflicts end, violence against women and girls can persist for decades.
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Aceh: First days after the tsunami
16 Feb. 2005: Recovery begins in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, the area which bore the brunt of the tsunami disaster.
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Recreation kits for tsunami-affected children
4 February 2005: After securing basic shelter, food and medical care, a return to school and play are key to psychosocial recovery from trauma.
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UNICEF aids tsunami-affected in India
19 Jan. 2005: UNICEF visited 225 camps to distribute supplies and demonstrate good hygiene and sanitation practises.
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Child's view - The sea that frightened me
25 Jan. 2005: Children in two of the most-affected districts in southern Thailand photographed their communities’ efforts to rebuild.
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