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Photo Essays: Emergencies
Humanitarian Action Appeal 2009

January 2009: UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action Report 2009 appeals for funds to meet the needs of children and women affected by emergencies in six geographic regions. Funding requirements are just above US$1 billion, 17 per cent above 2008 needs.

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October 2014: Workers on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak are putting themselves at risk in an effort to control the disease.

September 2014: Health workers and relief organizations are struggling to keep up with the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

January 2012: UNICEF’s 2012 Humanitarian Action for Children report appeals for support for vulnerable children affected by emergencies.

May 2011: As Côte d’Ivoire’s post-election conflict ends, lingering instability and ruined health systems continue to exact a toll on children.

January 2011: Six months after record flooding devastated Pakistan – affecting 20 million people – the country struggles to recover.

September 2010: More than 8 million children are among the 18 million people affected by Pakistan’s worst flood crisis in living memory.

February 2010: Each year UNICEF and partners respond to over 200 emergencies worldwide.

May 2009: Over 2 million people are fleeing conflict in Pakistan, amounting to the largest and fastest-growing displacement crisis in recent years.

January 2009: 410 children have been killed and 1,855 injured since the start of the Israeli military incursion into the Gaza Strip.

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.

November 2007: Two 9-year-old girls in the hard-hit Barisal District work to ensure their families’ recovery.

December 2006: Two years after the tsunami, much has been rebuilt, but children's recovery from the trauma is far from complete.

February 2006: Children in Somalia have already survived war, hunger, floods and forced dislocation.

June 2005: Nine-year-old Sufrisa survived the December 2004 tsunami that devastated Indonesia’s Aceh Province. This is her story.

June 2005: UNICEF helps to provide safe water and sanitation facilities, as well as hygiene education, for camp residents.

April 2005: The 28 March 2005 earthquake off Indonesia’s western Sumatra Island follows the devastating December 2004 tsunami.

March 2005: Through art, children express their fears and sorrows caused by the December 2004 tsunami.

February 2005: Recovery begins in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, the area which bore the brunt of the tsunami disaster.

January 2005: UNICEF visited 225 camps to distribute supplies and demonstrate good hygiene and sanitation practises.

September 2014: Sierra Leone aimed to reach every household with life-saving information to prevent the further spread of Ebola.

June 2012: Decades of conflict, deep poverty and recurrent drought continue to devastate Somalia's children.

July 2011: Over a million people have fled ongoing conflict in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, and nearly 250,000 are internally displaced.

March 2011: UNICEF's 2011 Humanitarian Action for Children appeals for US$1.4 billion to support emergency aid in 32 countries.

January 2011: Despite global support after the January 2010 earthquake, continued dislocation and new crises are challenging recovery.

May 2010: Nineteen of Mongolia's 21 provinces continue to face emergency conditions caused by heavy snow and extreme cold.

January 2010: The 12 January earthquake killed an estimated 112,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless, many of them children.

January 2009: UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action Report 2009 appeals for funds for children and woman affected by emergencies worldwide.

December 2008: Children continue to suffer amid renewed fighting in North Kivu Province in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

February 2008: UNICEF’s annual Humanitarian Action Report appeals for funds for children and woman affected by emergencies worldwide.

February 2007: The Krishnamurthy sisters are still recovering from the death of their mother in the 26 December 2004 tsunami.

July 2006: UNICEF continues to support Government recovery efforts more than a month after the 27 May earthquake.

February 2006: More than 8 million people face starvation and disease in drought-stricken East Africa and the Horn.

June 2005: Six months later, children and their families continue to recover from the loss of loved ones and the destruction of their worlds.

June 2005: UNICEF supports health & nutrition services for children and women in camps hosting some 1.8 million people.

March 2005: Ninety days after the tsunami, UNICEF merges child-focused relief with long-term rehabilitation.

March 2005: UNICEF helps to provide shelter, education, special protection and other basic services to Darfur's displaced people.

February 2005: After securing basic shelter, food and medical care, a return to school and play are key to psychosocial recovery from trauma.