UNICEF Photography

Photo Essays: Latest essays
Fighting resurgent polio in the Congo

February 2011: In late 2010, a deadly polio outbreak struck the Republic of the Congo. Some 64 cases have been confirmed, and over 300 cases of paralysis and 179 deaths are suspected to be polio-related. Mass immunizations are fighting the epidemic, part of a regional resurgence of the disease.

Email this

June 2014: Ten newborn babies die every minute, but the majority of these deaths are due to preventable causes.

December 2013: A European Union and UNICEF initiative aims to improve nutrition security and fight under-nutrition in Asia.

April 2014: Health workers rely on a system known as the ‘cold chain’ to ensure that vaccines remain potent, to keep children healthy.

July 2013: Violence affects children in every country and at all levels of society, but the problem is often invisible or shrouded in silence.