Photo Essays

Water, environment and sanitation

Hand washing with soap saves lives
20 March 2009: Part II of II: West and Central Africa has the lowest improved sanitation coverage and highest under-five mortality rates in the world.
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West and Central Africa's sanitation crisis
20 March 2009: Part I of II: In West and Central Africa, millions of children die annually of water-borne diseases.
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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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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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Progress for Children: Water and Sanitation
27 September 2006: All children have a right to safe water and basic sanitation – and to the health they sustain.
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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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Children and water
17 March 2006: Lack of safe water is a public health emergency for children and their families.
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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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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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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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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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