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Helping children caught in emergencies and conflict - Humanitarian Action for Children 2013
24 January 2013

Syrian refugee children adjust to their new Lebanese schools
08 January 2013 with video

In Zimbabwe, the disability that prevents Munashe from using his hands proves no barrier to his education
28 December 2012

Among the ruins left by Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines, the long path to recovery begins
28 December 2012 with video

Religious leaders, governments, civil society organizations and United Nations agencies join forces on the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children to protect children from violence
27 December 2012

The classroom offers a 13-year-old Somali refugee sanctuary from the rigours of life in Kenya's Dadaab camp
27 December 2012 with video

Podcast #69: In Afghanistan, a popular project combines skateboarding with education - with great success
26 December 2012

Children affected by the recent violence in the State of Palestine are encouraged to come to terms with the past
26 December 2012

Aid in the form of cash payments helps young Kenyans break the cycle of poverty
24 December 2012 with video

Young Cambodians share stories of their lives through film
21 December 2012 with video

Children affected by the 2011 crisis in Yemen slowly return to normalcy through the classroom
21 December 2012

In the Lao People's Democratic Republic, UNICEF and the European Union join forces with the government in the fight against malnutrition
20 December 2012 with video

A UNICEF staff member is motivated by work, colleagues - and stigma
19 December 2012 with video

Syrian refugee children are dying, they are hurt and they need healing, says UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore
19 December 2012 with video

In conflict-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, children displaced by war get a chance to continue their education
19 December 2012

In Pakistan, flood-affected children get a second chance to attend school
19 December 2012

Despite Ghana's booming economy, the poorest face challenges from malaria to child mortality
18 December 2012

European Union donates portion of Nobel Peace Prize money to UNICEF's work educating children in conflict-affected Pakistan
18 December 2012

In Viet Nam, exploring the opportunities and risks of digital evolution
17 December 2012

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and football star Leo Messi campaigns for an end to preventable child deaths
14 December 2012 with video

In Ghana, everybody has a voice in post-2015 consultations
14 December 2012

In the Philippines, working hard to ensure no harm comes to children separated from their families by Typhoon Bopha
14 December 2012

In Jordan, young Syrian refugees meet to discuss their concerns and receive guidance and support
13 December 2012

Hit hard by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Petit Goave recovers and rebuilds its water system
13 December 2012 with video

In Nepal, a conference on early childhood development advocates for an integrated approach to education
13 December 2012

As nutrition crisis starts to release its grip on Mauritania, a mother seeks care for her unresponsive baby
12 December 2012

UNICEF staff member visits scenes of devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha
12 December 2012

In occupied Palestinian territory, new lives blossom in the aftermath of violence
11 December 2012

Through its early childhood development programme, UNICEF helps build a strong foundation for refugee children at Kigeme camp in Rwanda
10 December 2012

UNICEF leads Child Health Days to stem the tide of preventable childhood diseases across Somalia
10 December 2012 with video

In Ethiopia, placing institutions and adoption practices under scrutiny - and reuniting children with their families
10 December 2012 with video

In the Philippines, UNICEF responds to families affected by Typhoon Bopha
07 December 2012

Podcast #68: Musician Emmanuel Jal on his music, his work as a peace activist, and South Sudan
07 December 2012

As leaders gather to discuss vaccines at the GAVI Forum, the United Republic of Tanzania introduces new vaccines for pneumonia and diarrhoea
06 December 2012

Field Diary: Parents in the Syrian Arab Republic brave fighting to get their children vaccinated
06 December 2012

UNICEF and the European Union take action to tackle undernutrition in Asia and Africa
06 December 2012

Lady Gaga visits Child Friendly School in Peru
06 December 2012 with video

In the face of ongoing insecurity in Pakistan, a 13-year-old boy plays an active role in a camp for displaced persons
05 December 2012 with video

Climate change heats up threats to children
05 December 2012 with video

Fifth anniversary of landmark agreement to end the involvement of children in armed conflict brings call for renewed commitment
04 December 2012

In Ukraine, a city adapts to the needs of children with disabilities and opens new doors for them
04 December 2012

Changing attitudes towards people with disabilities
03 December 2012 with video

Youth filmmakers win 2012 OneMinutesJr. Awards
03 December 2012 with video

Teen Club in Namibia helps children living with HIV transition into adolescence
03 December 2012 with video

Executive Director Anthony Lake discusses UNICEF's drive towards the finish line - an AIDS-free generation
30 November 2012 with video

For villages in Turkana, Kenya, a new initiative that brings clean water to the community is life-changing
29 November 2012 with video

In Zimbabwe, village health workers play an essential role in the primary healthcare system and the fight against HIV/AIDS
29 November 2012 with video

In Gaza, children returning to school are scarred by violence
28 November 2012 with video

Food crisis aggravates the already massive social challenges Lesotho faces
28 November 2012

A school census has collected crucial data to help Somalia achieve quality education for all
27 November 2012

For the first time in Jordan, young children who cannot be cared for by their biological parents are placed with foster families, not institutions
26 November 2012

Challenges for urban children identified in UNICEF report on the United Republic of Tanzania
26 November 2012

Podcast #66: Promoting youth engagement in education and peace-building
26 November 2012 with audio

With children and families on the frontline of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNICEF and partners respond urgently
21 November 2012

As UNICEF and partners redouble efforts to deliver emergency assistance to Rakhine State, Myanmar, two children give voice to the situation
21 November 2012

In occupied Palestinian territory, the violence has had a direct impact on children, and families struggle to cope
20 November 2012 with video

In Somalia, UNICEF supports efforts to push back against a tide of violence against women and girls
20 November 2012 with video

In India, pilot programme builds skills to save mothers and newborns
20 November 2012

Children are caught in the new wave of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
19 November 2012 with video

In Malaysia, celebrating every child’s right to participation
19 November 2012 with video

In Haiti, library project opens doors - and minds
19 November 2012 with video

School-led sanitation programme in Sierra Leone empowers children and their community with life-saving knowledge
15 November 2012

In Haiti, kangaroo mother care helps stabilize the health of premature babies
15 November 2012

Despite floods, displaced Chadian children receive an education
14 November 2012 with video

Hit hard by massive flooding for the third successive year, people of Pakistan's Sindh province have no respite
14 November 2012 with video

Months after famine conditions have ended, health centres across southern Somalia help children suffering from malnutrition
13 November 2012 with video

World Pneumonia Day places emphasis on biggest killer of children
09 November 2012 with video

At United Nations Headquarters in New York, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and other high-level panelists discuss the importance of birth registration
08 November 2012 with video

In India, Formula 1 star and UNICEF Ambassador Fernando Alonso says hand-washing is a simple solution to saving millions of children's lives
05 November 2012

Chinese documentary about youth struggling to help their families wins UNICEF Prize
05 November 2012

In occupied Palestinian territory, UNICEF and partners tackle the risks of open cesspools
02 November 2012

In the State of Madhya Pradesh, India, an around-the-clock village health centre proves to be a lifeline for thousands
01 November 2012 with video

In Ethiopia, a community takes measures to protect girls from harmful practices including child marriage
24 October 2012

In Maldives, UNICEF is working closely with the government to address rising violence against girls and women
24 October 2012

In Lebanon, UNICEF and partners race to provide clean drinking water and prevent disease
23 October 2012 with video

In Angola, responding to the nutrition crisis from the international to the community level
23 October 2012

At Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, as a million litres of clean water arrive each day, focus turns to conservation and future supply of water
22 October 2012 with video

In Maldives, community involvement and the government play a critical role in addressing the needs of islanders
22 October 2012

In Pakistan, UNICEF and partners provide essential services in area devastated by monsoon floodwaters
19 October 2012

Acclaimed illustrator Sophie Blackall joins the fight to abolish measles
19 October 2012 with video

In Haiti, reuniting separated children with their families
19 October 2012

Community workers take healthcare to the hardest-to-reach villages in Namibia
18 October 2012 with video

In Nepal, celebration focuses on enabling girls to reach their potential
18 October 2012

In the Central African Republic, UNICEF and partners bring healthcare to displaced families
18 October 2012

In Kazakhstan, ensuring youth voices are heard in disaster risk reduction
17 October 2012 with video

UNICEF requires US$900 million to meet the needs of children and women worldwide
17 October 2012

Haitian students spread the message of hand-washing, a critical measure in the fight against disease
16 October 2012 with video

In Lebanon, Palestinian refugees fleeing conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic face new challenges
16 October 2012 with video

CNN and UNICEF raise awareness of the silent emergency of child stunting
16 October 2012

In Burkina Faso, a garden maintained by local women benefits a whole community
15 October 2012 with video

For children in Mali, hand-washing and safe water save lives
15 October 2012 with video

In Azerbaijan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira meets with girl footballers to promote girls’ development through education and sport
15 October 2012 with video

In the Philippines, public elementary schools take the lead in promoting proper hygiene practices
12 October 2012 with video

In Kenya, minors find essential care in a refugee camp supported by UNICEF
12 October 2012 with video

United Nations marks first International Day of the Girl Child with a call to end child marriage
11 October 2012 with video

Podcast #65: International Day of the Girl Child - Ending child marriage
11 October 2012 with audio

In Mauritania, progress made in ending female genital mutilation/cutting
11 October 2012

In Jordan, huge water delivery and testing operation meets the life-saving water and sanitation needs of Syrian refugees
10 October 2012

Nokia and UNICEF partner to support young people in safe and beneficial use of digital media
10 October 2012

In Malawi, compulsory universal birth registration protects children from abuses and opens access to social services
10 October 2012 with video

UNICEF supports the Government of Haiti to bring free quality education to as many children as possible
09 October 2012 with video

Young people bring positive change to a post-conflict area of Kyrgyzstan
09 October 2012

In Jordan, Syrian refugee children continue education as first school opens at Za’atari refugee camp
08 October 2012 with video

UNICEF and partners respond to the refugee situation in Maban, South Sudan
05 October 2012 with video

In India, village committees take on child marriage, convincing families to reject the age-old practice
05 October 2012 with video

In Cambodia, a push to bring healthcare to remote areas
04 October 2012 with video

Podcast #64: On World Teachers' Day, UNICEF honours teachers and their role in shaping the future
04 October 2012 with audio

Advocates living with HIV and cricketers raise awareness about HIV through the Think Wise campaign
03 October 2012 with video

In the Central African Republic, parent-teachers provide basic education in conflict-affected area and beyond
03 October 2012

In Japan, football star Makoto Hasebe appeals for support for the world's children
03 October 2012 with video

Scholarships help Somali girls cross barriers to education
02 October 2012

In remote regions of Bangladesh, community health workers break barriers to healthcare
02 October 2012 with video

In the Republic of Korea, parliamentarians reaffirm their commitment to reducing preventable child deaths
01 October 2012

Nutrition takes centre stage at United Nations headquarters
28 September 2012 with video

United Nations Secretary-General hosts high-level polio meeting
28 September 2012 with video

In Nepal, a national plan has been launched to improve maternal and child nutrition
27 September 2012

United Nations Secretary-General launches global education initiative
26 September 2012 with video

United Nations Commission lays out plan to improve access to life-saving health supplies for women and children
26 September 2012 with video

In Lebanon, Child Friendly Spaces provide a safe environment of learning and play for Syrian refugee children
26 September 2012 with video

Social Good Summit panel debates the Web, social media, apps and handsets in service of A Promise Renewed
25 September 2012 with video

Global leaders demand urgent action for education in emergencies
25 September 2012

Meeting notes progress on reducing maternal and child mortality
24 September 2012 with video

In Cambodia, village health volunteers provide critical help for pregnant women and newborns
24 September 2012 with video

Pursuing universal salt iodization in Haiti
21 September 2012

In Malaysia, family-friendly workplaces give children and business a boost
21 September 2012 with video

Tennis champion Novak Djokovic visits kindergarten in Serbia
20 September 2012 with video

Issue of The Lancet on child and maternal health highlights equity and accountability
20 September 2012

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake emphasizes the role of national governments in protecting children in conflict
19 September 2012 with video

Youth affected by juvenile justice share their voices through videos
19 September 2012 with video

Inaugural Forum on the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities puts children with disabilities in the forefront
18 September 2012 with video

In facing nutrition crisis, the Niger benefits from lessons learned
18 September 2012 with video

Ensuring Palestinian children the right to a quality education
18 September 2012 with video

Report on nutrition wraps up second regular session of the UNICEF Executive Board
17 September 2012 with video

Changing landscape of partnerships discussed at second regular session of UNICEF Executive Board
14 September 2012 with video

Regional directors lay out country programmes for second regular session of the Executive Board
13 September 2012 with video

Outreach programme in Malawi brings healthcare closer to communities
13 September 2012 with video

UNICEF report points to rapid progress made in reducing child deaths worldwide
12 September 2012 with video

Amidst poverty and food crisis, number of child deaths in the Niger plummets
12 September 2012 with video

Partnerships and cooperation stressed at opening of second regular session of UNICEF Executive Board
11 September 2012 with video

As population in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan soars, focus is on needs of children
11 September 2012

Podcast #63: Artist Sue Austin's Creating the Spectacle challenges audiences to think differently about disability and wheelchairs
11 September 2012 with audio

European Commissioner Georgieva launches revamped UNICEF-EU portal
10 September 2012

Goodwill Ambassador Serena Williams wins U.S. Open championship
10 September 2012

Education a first step to improving nutrition security in Burkina Faso
10 September 2012 with video

UNICEF Executive Board adopts United Nations PaperSmart model for major meeting
06 September 2012

Podcast #62: Inspiring children to dream, through play
06 September 2012 with audio

Amidst talk of relocation, internally displaced children express themselves through recreational activities
05 September 2012

In India, a community works to change sanitation and hygiene practices
04 September 2012 with video

Partnership opens new doors for preschoolers in rural Georgia
04 September 2012

Floods strike the Niger amidst nutrition crisis and cholera outbreak
31 August 2012 with video

Mothers' support group in the United Republic of Tanzania tackles mother-to-child transmission of HIV
30 August 2012 with video

Survey results: Child malnutrition rates remain alarming in Chad
30 August 2012 with video

Nigeria battles a worsening malnutrition crisis
28 August 2012 with video

Children associated with armed groups in the Central African Republic win back their lives
27 August 2012 with video

Basketball champion Pau Gasol says it’s possible to end malnutrition in the Sahel
27 August 2012

With cholera cases on the increase worldwide, UNICEF develops a 'Cholera Toolkit'
24 August 2012

Summer school at a refugee camp for Syrians in Iraq gives children a sense of stability
22 August 2012

With DRC facing a new wave of violence, UNICEF appeals for aid to meet the needs of the internally displaced
21 August 2012

Syrian refugees struggle to adapt to new surroundings in Za’atari camp
17 August 2012 with video

Battling dust storms and the burning desert sun to meet the most basic need of the displaced - water
16 August 2012

UNICEF and partners continue to provide humanitarian assistance for Syrian children and families in Jordan
14 August 2012

Fragile newborns survive against the odds
13 August 2012

Palestinian adolescents celebrate the ‘International Youth Year’ by making efforts to build a stronger society
10 August 2012 with video

'RapidSMS' and mobile apps create waves of change in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Zambia
10 August 2012

Podcast #61: The power of youth - celebrating International Youth Day
09 August 2012

Youth teach handwashing skills to keep their community healthy
09 August 2012 with video

Education of water rationing for Syrian refugees in Jordan
08 August 2012

Angola turns the tide against polio
08 August 2012 with video

South Sudanese women take the lead in local peace building
07 August 2012

In Niger, amidst on-going nutrition and refugee crisis UNICEF responds to cholera outbreak
07 August 2012 with video

Child Friendly Spaces Restore Normalcy in Syrian Children’s Lives
06 August 2012 with video

Passion and Commitment Revives School in Ghana
06 August 2012

Zimbabwe Education system on the road to recovery
03 August 2012

In Syria, Schools Become Homes and Support Centers
03 August 2012

Aid trickles into Somalia's drought hit Baidoa region as militant group Al-Shabaab moves out
03 August 2012 with video

Female teaching recruits are agents of change in rural Nigeria
01 August 2012 with video

In Ethiopia, more HIV-positive mothers deliver babies free of the virus
01 August 2012 with video

In Benin, a 17-year-old girl pays a heavy price for not being registered at birth
31 July 2012

Pneumococcal vaccine launched in Zimbabwe
31 July 2012

In Yemen, a community volunteer overcomes obstacles to helping malnourished children
31 July 2012

UNICEF helps children affected by armed conflict in North Kivu, in DR Congo
30 July 2012 with video

Rwanda moves to close down children’s institutions and improve its childcare system
30 July 2012 with video

Teaching the principles of good hygiene to school children
30 July 2012 with video

Ordinary citizens pitch in to assist people displaced by the violence in Syria
27 July 2012

In Lebanon, summer camp offers safety, education and care for Syrian refugee children and marginalized Lebanese children
26 July 2012 with video

In Somalia, fuel-efficient stoves prevent sexual violence and generate income for vulnerable families
25 July 2012 with video

Aid for children abducted and exploited by armed groups in the Central African Republic
25 July 2012

Adolescents map HIV risks, part of a holistic approach to treating HIV/AIDS in Haiti
25 July 2012

Paralympic athletes and Ban Soon-teak launch the new ‘It’s About Ability’ campaign television commercial
24 July 2012 with video

New programmes improve care and support for children living with disabilities in Georgia
24 July 2012

Live streaming video from space to aid relief and development efforts
23 July 2012

Field Diary: A mourning mother in Mogadishu
23 July 2012 with video

The Barrier makes getting to school a daily ordeal for children in Abu Dis, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
23 July 2012

Outpatient services save the lives of severely malnourished children in Nigeria
20 July 2012 with video

In Ethiopia's refugee camps, life-saving assistance for Somali arrivals
20 July 2012

Ambitious UK aid plan delivers strong, measurable results for the world's poorest
20 July 2012

UNICEF, EU and the Government of Uzbekistan recommit to equitable health care for mothers and children
19 July 2012

Daily hardship remains a way of life for many children in Somalia
18 July 2012 with video

One year after Somalia's famine, a story of recovery
18 July 2012 with video

UNICEF celebrates tenth anniversary of ‘Football for Life’
18 July 2012

UNICEF Ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United player Ben Amos call for end to abuse of vulnerable children in South Africa
18 July 2012

Day care opens up the world for children with disabilites in Georgia
17 July 2012

In north-western Pakistan, UNICEF provides safety and education for displaced children
17 July 2012 with video

Angola strengthens services to prevent paediatric HIV infections
17 July 2012

In Georgia, a quiet revolution in pre-school education
16 July 2012

In India, women-led self-help groups empower women and improve health
16 July 2012

In Fiji, a 16-year-old girl living with disabilities beats the odds to achieve her dreams
13 July 2012 with video

In Yemen, therapeutic feeding centres treat child malnutrition, educate parents
13 July 2012

UNICEF supports efforts to eradicate child marriage in Niger
12 July 2012

In Yemen, landmines and unexploded ordnance pose grave threats to children
12 July 2012

In Myanmar, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan visits children affected by human trafficking
11 July 2012

In Zimbabwe, the Education Transition Fund is rewriting Zimbabwe’s education system
11 July 2012 with video

Locally sourced teaching aids are engaging students and improving education
11 July 2012 with video

In Yemen, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake calls for efforts to improve child nutrition and well-being
10 July 2012 with video

In Sierra Leone, school-led sanitation programmes improve health and save lives
10 July 2012

Aid workers in Jordan race to meet the needs of Syrian refugee families
09 July 2012

UNICEF and partners support the distribution of food supplements for children at risk of malnutrition in Mauritania
09 July 2012

Student penpals in Afghanistan and Japan share hope amid hardship
06 July 2012 with video

State-of-the-art care for Gaza's infants
06 July 2012

Namibia launches agenda with special emphasis on children living with disabilities
05 July 2012 with video

Summer camps help Syrian refugee children recovery, regain missed education
05 July 2012

Children exercise their ingenuity and protect their health building sanitary hand washing stations
03 July 2012 with video

In Ethiopia, health services are protecting drought-affected children from malnutrition
02 July 2012 with video

UNICEF-supported study sheds light on gangs in Honduras
02 July 2012

Zambian youth chosen to be torchbearer in the 2012 London Olympic Games
29 June 2012

In Mauritania, healthcare campaign aims to save children from preventable diseases
28 June 2012

In Zimbabwe, a weeklong immunization campaign focuses on ending preventable diseases
27 June 2012

Religious leaders address child poverty at the Global Network of Religions for Children Forum in Tanzania
27 June 2012

In DR Congo, communications efforts are turning back religious resistance to the polio vaccine
27 June 2012 with video

Singer and UNICEF Regional Ambassador Oliver Mtukudzi visits Tanzania to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and violence against children
26 June 2012 with video

Bhutanese children’s TV programme wins UNICEF Prize at Prix Jeunesse International Festival in Germany
26 June 2012 with video

UNICEF says sustainable development possible only with investments in children
25 June 2012

Social mobilization campaigns help reduce child mortality in Madagascar
25 June 2012 with video

In DR Congo, support for the cold chain essential to eradicating polio
25 June 2012 with video

UNICEF-constructed schools are inaugurated in earthquake-affected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
22 June 2012 with video

UNICEF engages community leaders and parents to increase vaccine coverage and eliminate polio
21 June 2012 with video

UNICEF releases a workbook to help businesses respect and support children’s rights
21 June 2012

In Viet Nam, a UNICEF-supported youth film project raises awareness about climate change
21 June 2012 with video

Children in South Sudan urge greater protections for children living with disabilities
20 June 2012 with video

In Kiribati, youth use video to show climate change is reality
19 June 2012 with video

In Jordan, Syrian children are on the road to recovery after fleeing ongoing violence in their country
19 June 2012

Insecurity in north-western Pakistan adds to mounting displacement pressure
19 June 2012 with video

Saving children from malnutrition in drought-affected Angola
18 June 2012

New survey shows rates of child malnutrition are decreasing in Haiti
18 June 2012

Child poverty amid Jerusalem's Old City splendor
18 June 2012

Child Survival Call to Action summit closes with commitment to eliminate preventable child deaths
16 June 2012 with video

In Pakistan, an uncertain future for displaced families in host communities
15 June 2012 with video

In DR Congo, soccer star and UNICEF National Ambassador Tresor Lualua promotes polio vaccination
15 June 2012

In Uganda, promoting the rights of children with disabilities on the Day of the African Child
15 June 2012 with video

Child Survival Call to Action challenges the world to reduce child mortality
14 June 2012 with video

Podcast #60: Day of the African Child draws attention to children living with disabilities
14 June 2012 with audio

In Kenya, maternal shelters are part of a broad package of care designed to reduce child mortality
14 June 2012 with video

In Afghanistan, UNICEF and the Government of Japan support the construction of child-friendly schools
14 June 2012 with video

In DR Congo, UNICEF supports efforts to help child labourers return to school
13 June 2012 with video

In Ethiopia, the expansion of rural health services is key to reducing child mortality
13 June 2012 with video

In Mauritania, UNICEF and partners provide integrated assistance to Malian refugees
12 June 2012

In the Republic of the Congo, UNICEF and WHO launch initiatives to treat, combat and prevent cholera
12 June 2012 with video

In Malawi, Health Surveillance Assistants provide a life-saving link between communities and the health care system
11 June 2012 with video

In Lao PDR, a UNICEF-supported workshop helps health workers tackle malnutrition
11 June 2012

UNICEF Executive Board closes session with a look at the organization’s work in the field and adopts important decisions
08 June 2012 with video

UNICEF Executive Board finds opportunity in moment of global transition
07 June 2012 with video

In Indonesia, community-based approaches tackle deadly childhood diseases
07 June 2012 with video

Donated UPS flight brings life-saving supplies to crisis-affected communities in Mauritania
06 June 2012 with video

Executive Board reviews efforts to promote gender equality
06 June 2012 with video

With pneumonia and diarrhoea vaccines, Rwanda makes gains in child survival
06 June 2012 with video

Executive Board opens with focus on sustainable development for children
05 June 2012 with video

In Uzbekistan, children learn proper hand-washing to prevent worms and other diseases
05 June 2012 with video

In Chad, finding long-term solutions to the nutrition crisis
04 June 2012 with video

UNICEF-hosted football tournament unites for vulnerable children in Ukraine
04 June 2012

In Jordan, Syrian refugee children are learning to cope with the violence they’ve witnessed
04 June 2012

Podcast #59: Games that improve education and bring social change
01 June 2012 with audio

Post-natal home visits improve newborn survival in Gaza
01 June 2012

Universal ratification and effective implementation of the Optional Protocols to the CRC close at hand
31 May 2012

Child Support Grants prove critical to reducing child poverty in South Africa
31 May 2012

In Lesotho, reaching all pregnant women with health services to eliminate paediatric HIV infections
30 May 2012

In the Central African Republic, UNICEF reaches out to ethnic minorities in the fight against polio
30 May 2012

Preventing family separation during mass displacement in DR Congo
29 May 2012 with video

Celebrities face off in Soccer Aid match, raising millions for children
29 May 2012

Nigerien women take the lead in implementing practices to protect their families during the nutrition crisis
29 May 2012

As strikes grip Nepal, children demonstrate against efforts to close schools
25 May 2012

In New York, UN Commission convenes to increase access to life-saving health products for children and women
24 May 2012 with video

Increasing demand for vaccination services in South Sudan
24 May 2012 with video

Immunization and education for Malian refugees in Mauritania
23 May 2012

Legendary bike race Giro d’Italia supports UNICEF’s ‘Believe in Zero’ campaign
23 May 2012

Haiti, with support from UNICEF and partners, begins intensive efforts to improve children's health
22 May 2012

UNICEF report reveals drowning is a leading cause of child death in parts of Asia
22 May 2012 with video

In Sri Lanka, child-friendly schools transform communities
21 May 2012 with video

Field Diary: Clean water improves health and education for children in Cerritos II, Honduras
21 May 2012

Ewan McGregor issues appeal for the children of the Sahel
21 May 2012 with video

Fighting child sexual abuse in the Caribbean
18 May 2012 with video

As nutrition crisis intensifies, Nigerien mothers struggle to save their children
17 May 2012

In Maldives, UNICEF supports efforts by the government to fight malnutrition
17 May 2012 with video

In Benin, health extension workers bring care closer to home, saving lives
17 May 2012 with video

Countries learn from Nepal's 'Schools as Zones of Peace' programme
16 May 2012

UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Director advocates for more investments in families to protect the rights of children in Bulgaria
16 May 2012

Seam Zone keeps Palestinian children in limbo, disrupting education
16 May 2012

Partnership helps restore public services in rural Sri Lanka
15 May 2012 with video

In Madagascar, urban children highlight their needs through video
14 May 2012 with video

Ghana Health Service and UNICEF encourage mothers to deliver with help from skilled birth attendants
14 May 2012

FC Barcelona and UNICEF strengthen their shared commitment to children's sports and education
11 May 2012 with video

In Nepal, a collaboration between UNICEF and the Nepal Press Institute draws attention to the lives of women and children
11 May 2012

Teaming up to turn the tide against malnutrition in Niger
11 May 2012

In southern Turkey, Syrian refugee children are caught between a harrowing past and an uncertain future
10 May 2012 with video

In Ghana, a cash transfer programme seeks to help the country's poorest families
10 May 2012

In rural Ethiopia, UNICEF and ECHO support community-based nutrition services for children
09 May 2012 with video

Community health workers provide crucial health services in Ghana's remote communities
09 May 2012

Saudi Fund for Development and UNICEF revive education in the Swat Valley
09 May 2012 with video

Community-led sanitation saves lives in rural Chad
08 May 2012 with video

Reflections on the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children, ten years on
08 May 2012 with audio

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Martin Mogwanja visits Bulgaria, highlighting the needs of children without parental care
08 May 2012

In Angola, a second chance for children in conflict with the law
08 May 2012

Ten years after the historic UN Special Session on children, UNICEF marks progress in creating 'A World Fit for Children'
07 May 2012 with video

Syrian refugees in Lebanon cope with hardships, fear for their families at home
07 May 2012 with video

Social media campaign offers critical support to breastfeeding mothers in China
04 May 2012

Preventing and treating malnutrition in DR Congo
04 May 2012

Swedish singer and songwriter Laila Bagge visits children living in the slums of Bangladesh
03 May 2012

Podcast #58: Mia Farrow on visiting the crisis-afflicted Sahel region
03 May 2012 with audio

Displaced families find shelter in north-western Pakistan
02 May 2012

'Believe in Zero' campaign aims to end violence against children in South Africa
01 May 2012

Field diary: Journey to recovery from severe acute malnutrition in Niger
01 May 2012

UNICEF partners with Viet Nam’s National Assembly to protect breastfeeding
01 May 2012

Mia Farrow appeals for aid on behalf of children in the Sahel
01 May 2012 with video

Q&A with Professor Michael Golden: Tackling malnutrition in Mauritania
30 April 2012

Providing safe spaces for children on front lines of insecurity in north-western Pakistan
30 April 2012

Palestinian children and women fight distress in East Jerusalem
30 April 2012

Manual drilling stations bring safe drinking water to Guinea's Boffa region
27 April 2012

Ghana launches vaccines against pneumonia and diarrhoea, the country's biggest child killers
27 April 2012 with video

In post-flood Pakistan, 'Children's Fairs' entertain while promoting child rights and health
27 April 2012 with video

Podcast #57: Pau Gasol on making early childhood a priority
26 April 2012 with audio

In Guinea, UNICEF supports an innovative school programme for children in conflict-affected communities
26 April 2012

Cross-border immunization programme protects Namibians and Angolans
26 April 2012

On World Malaria Day, DR Congo launches a mass distribution of mosquito nets
25 April 2012 with video

In South Sudan, sanitation and hygiene education helps fight disease
25 April 2012 with video

Slow but steady results in Angola’s fight against malaria
25 April 2012

In DR Congo, polio survivors advocate on behalf of immunization efforts
24 April 2012 with video

UNICEF supports Syrian refugees seeking safety in Lebanon
24 April 2012 with video

UNICEF report calls for more focus on protecting adolescents
24 April 2012

UPS helps UNICEF deliver life-saving supplies to drought-hit Mauritania
23 April 2012 with video

In Libya, explosive remnants of war continue to maim and kill after conflict ends
23 April 2012

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo supports World Immunization Week
23 April 2012 with video

Podcast #56: Global Action Week promotes early childhood education
23 April 2012 with audio

In Niger, children are forced to drop out of school to support their families
20 April 2012

In Pakistan, religious leaders help change misconceptions about the polio vaccine
19 April 2012 with video

Global experts discuss how early action can help avert famine
18 April 2012 with video

South Sudan marks International Mine Awareness Day, focuses on reducing landmine risks
18 April 2012

Selena Gomez calls for life-saving action on behalf of children in the Sahel
18 April 2012 with video

Syrian children in Lebanon pick up the pieces of the educations they left behind
17 April 2012 with video

Youth advocates help enrol of out-of-school children in Pakistan
17 April 2012

Scaling-up Integrated Community Case Management in Niger and Mali
16 April 2012 with video

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director visits Niger, calls for swift action on crisis in the Sahel
13 April 2012

Innovative delivery system improves the distribution of supplies to displaced families in DR Congo
12 April 2012 with video

In Chad, UNICEF and partners step up emergency response to food crisis
11 April 2012 with video

Field Diary: Niger’s children under siege from the worsening nutrition crisis
11 April 2012

Micronutrient Days fight Viet Nam’s 'hidden hunger'
11 April 2012 with video

South Sudan faces challenges providing maternal and child health care
10 April 2012 with video

Protection and assistance for children working in DR Congo's diamond mines
10 April 2012

Mine-risk education protects children from explosives in Iraq
10 April 2012

Families in Mali struggle to feed themselves as the crisis in the Sahel worsens
09 April 2012 with video

Botswana's Parliament strengthens the implementation of the Children’s Act
09 April 2012

In Iran, peer training helps vulnerable children in conflict with the law
09 April 2012

In Uganda, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake addresses malnutrition at the 126th Inter-Parliamentary Union
05 April 2012 with video

In Nigeria, the Polio Free Torch campaign aims to make the country polio-free
05 April 2012

In Chad, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow meets with refugees from Darfur waiting to go home
04 April 2012 with video

UNICEF Executive Director visits Chad to highlight looming crisis in Sahel
04 April 2012 with video

In Uganda, UNICEF Executive Director Lake sees innovation in action, calls on global community to combat undernutrition
04 April 2012 with video

In Benin, UNICEF-supported education and child rights programmes offer children a way out of exploitation
03 April 2012 with video

UNICEF supports a massive measles and polio vaccination campaign in Yemen
03 April 2012

UNICEF is raising funds to provide life-saving assistance to over 1 million at-risk children in the Sahel
02 April 2012 with video

In Rwanda, helping babies grow up HIV-free
02 April 2012

In a major policy shift, mothers in South Africa are encouraged to exclusively breastfeed instead of using formula
30 March 2012 with video

In Malawi, the launch of universal birth registration guarantees protections for children
30 March 2012

In DR Congo, ‘protected communities’ help neighbours and families care for vulnerable children
29 March 2012 with video

In Pakistan, the 'United Against Polio' football tournament fights the scourge of polio
29 March 2012 with video

UNICEF assists families in tent cities after Tropical Storm Washi
28 March 2012 with video

In Morocco, the rape and death of an adolescent girl prompts calls for changes to the penal code
28 March 2012

In Lao PDR, media workshop encourages positive, holistic early childhood development
28 March 2012 with video

Clean water brings fresh hope to poor neighbourhoods in Haiti
27 March 2012 with video

In Mauritania, UNICEF and partners are providing critical assistance amid overlapping refugee and nutrition crises
27 March 2012 with video

Mobile health teams bring medical care to pastoralists in remote regions of Ethiopia
27 March 2012 with video

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow visits transit centres where children associated with armed conflict are getting a new start
26 March 2012 with video

In DR Congo, a UNICEF programme is empowering communities to improve water and sanitation
23 March 2012 with video

In Mexico City, community centres provide learning opportunities for indigenous children
23 March 2012 with video

In Niger, refugees from Mali are assisted with clean drinking water
22 March 2012 with video

In Jordan, UNICEF-supported activities help Syrian refugee children recover from the conflict
22 March 2012 with video

UNICEF Executive Board visits Fiji and Solomon Islands, assessing UNICEF's work in the Pacific Islands
22 March 2012 with video

Podcast #55: What does achieving the MDG target on water mean for schoolchildren?
21 March 2012 with audio

Focus on water, sanitation and hygiene improves child health and nutrition in Pakistan
21 March 2012 with video

In post-flood Philippines, UNICEF provides crucial help on the ground
20 March 2012 with video

In Brazil, adolescents use UNICEF's new digital mapping technology to reduce disaster risks in the favelas
19 March 2012

Field diary: In DRC, youth advocates learn about their right to a legal identity
19 March 2012

After storm and floods in the Philippines, school helps children return to normalcy
16 March 2012

In Viet Nam, Internet access creates opportunities and safety challenges alike
16 March 2012

In post-flood Pakistan, temporary learning centres offer education amid uncertainty
15 March 2012

In the Central African Republic, support for people living with HIV
15 March 2012

In Uzbekistan, a UNICEF-supported child protection program helps reunite families
15 March 2012 with video

In a historic judgment, the International Criminal Court convicts Thomas Lubanga Dyilo of recruiting children into armed conflict
14 March 2012 with video

One year after the quake disaster in Japan, children's photographs reveal recovery
14 March 2012 with video

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow visits Chad for the launch of a massive polio immunization campaign
13 March 2012 with video

UN and Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) sign historic agreement to stop child recruitment and release all children from the national army
13 March 2012

In Niger, UNICEF and partners address the Sahel Region's looming food crisis
13 March 2012 with video

Children’s Law offers promise and protection to Liberia’s children
13 March 2012 with video

Members of the Bureau of UNICEF's Executive Board assess programmes and progress in post-conflict Sri Lanka
12 March 2012 with video

Helping children of Malaysia’s plantation workers get a quality education
12 March 2012 with video

In London, celebrating the global release of 'Children's Rights and Business Principles'
12 March 2012

Transforming lives of marginalized girls through new information and communication technologies
09 March 2012 with video

UNICEF supports children and women displaced by insecurity in north-western Pakistan
09 March 2012

In Brazil, the Platform for Urban Centres empowers youth to advocate for children’s rights
09 March 2012

Experts discuss issues raised in UNICEF's flagship report at panel discussion in New York
08 March 2012

In Benin, help for women confronting HIV and stigma
08 March 2012 with video

In Jordan, UNICEF and partners offer services to help refugee children recover from conflict in Syria
08 March 2012

UNICEF and partners battle persistent child malnutrition in Haiti
07 March 2012

Fighting child marriage in the slums of Moradabad, India
07 March 2012

Programmes offer assistance to children living in the violence-plagued slums of Caracas, Venezuela
06 March 2012 with video

Millennium Development Goal target on drinking water met
06 March 2012 with video

Reaching the vulnerable Ik community of Uganda’s Karamoja Region
05 March 2012 with video

UNICEF-supported programmes save young children from malnutrition in Darfur, Sudan
05 March 2012 with video

New UNICEF-constructed school meets needs of flood-affected children
02 March 2012 with video

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attends Angola’s first polio eradication campaign of the year
02 March 2012

Rural adolescent girls call for their voices to be heard at side event of the Commission on the Status of Women
01 March 2012 with video

UNICEF and partners support victims of inter-communal conflict in Jonglei, South Sudan
01 March 2012 with video

India no longer a polio-endemic country
01 March 2012

Getting at-risk children out of work and into school in the slums of Moradabad, India
29 February 2012 with video

UNICEF launches flagship report in Mexico City, warns that cities are failing children
29 February 2012 with video

UNICEF and partners promote girls' education in Darfur, Sudan
29 February 2012 with video

Connecting Classrooms youth advocates meet Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
28 February 2012

In Burundi, guaranteeing children's rights to protection and play
28 February 2012

In DR Congo, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow encourages polio vaccination in reluctant communities
27 February 2012 with video

In Bangladesh, a new UNICEF-supported initiative helps poor urban children
24 February 2012 with video

Home-grown solutions
24 February 2012

UNICEF races to prevent a major food crisis in the Sahel
24 February 2012 with video

A second chance at childhood for exploited and vulnerable children in Benin
24 February 2012 with video

In Lagos, Nigeria, marginalized children face exploitation, trafficking and abuse
24 February 2012 with video

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Syria following the report of the independent international commission of inquiry
23 February 2012 with video

Helping children living and working on the streets in Thailand
23 February 2012 with video

UNICEF launches flagship report focusing on urban children
23 February 2012 with video

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Berliner Philharmoniker gives the gift of music to Haitian schools
23 February 2012

Girl wins International Children’s Peace Prize for promoting the rights of children with disabilities
22 February 2012

Speaking for Ourselves
22 February 2012

Hunger season comes early for Chad's most vulnerable
22 February 2012 with video

In Chad, promoting immunization to fight deadly measles
21 February 2012

A way home for children living and working on the streets of Rwanda
21 February 2012

In Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, assisting children alone in the big city
21 February 2012 with video

In Haiti, a radio programme entertains while encouraging healthy behaviors
17 February 2012

In Chad, clean and sustainable water and sanitation systems keep families safe from disease
17 February 2012 with video

In Zimbabwe, improving water systems to safeguard children's health
16 February 2012

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, improving rural lives with essential services
16 February 2012

In Mauritania, help needed to protect children from emerging malnutrition crisis
15 February 2012 with video

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow visits malnourished children in Chad
15 February 2012 with video

UNICEF provides emergency support for displaced families in Niger
15 February 2012

In Niger, working to reach every child in the fight against polio
13 February 2012

In Niger, urgent measures needed to fight malnutrition among children
13 February 2012 with video

UNICEF Executive Board session concludes with an emphasis on collaboration
10 February 2012 with video

In Guatemala, a child's abduction and death inspires stronger child protection laws
10 February 2012 with video

UNICEF members pledge core resources to fund innovative approaches to reach the most vulnerable
09 February 2012 with video

Podcast #52: Education is key to peace and social development
09 February 2012 with audio

UNICEF makes headway toward an AIDS-free generation despite the waning of resources
08 February 2012 with video

UNICEF Executive Board opens with highlight on innovation
07 February 2012 with video

Improving water and sanitation in Haiti’s schools
07 February 2012

Food shortages force children to drop out of school in Niger
06 February 2012

Buddhist monks and UNICEF join to improve the lives of vulnerable families
06 February 2012 with video

Alarming outbreak of cholera in the Central African Republic begins to subside
03 February 2012

In Turkey, a conference gives children a voice in the drafting of new constitution
02 February 2012

In the Central African Republic, UNICEF expands a nutrition treatment center for severely malnourished children
01 February 2012

Youth Filmmakers win 2011 OneMinutesJr. Awards
01 February 2012 with video

Field diary: In Sudan, a long wait for the journey home to South Sudan
01 February 2012

UNICEF aids restavek victims of abuse and exploitation in Haiti
31 January 2012

UNICEF helps Rwandan community build back after devastating earthquake
31 January 2012

'Full of Grace' photography exhibition celebrates children
30 January 2012

In Yemen, day care centres offer safe haven and education to Somali refugee children
30 January 2012

Podcast #51: An innovative program provides media training for youth in Haiti
30 January 2012 with audio

Two major storms strike Mozambique in quick succession, causing widespread damage
27 January 2012

With cash transfers, UNICEF and partners aid drought-affected families in Niger
27 January 2012 with video

In Qatar, forum calls for better inclusion of children with disabilities in humanitarian responses
26 January 2012

'Smart salt' reduces iodine deficiency in Ghana
26 January 2012

‘Humanitarian Action for Children 2012’ calls for continued focus on the Horn of Africa
26 January 2012 with video

Piped water project offers health, opportunities to Angolan families
25 January 2012 with video

After flooding in the Philippines, teachers help students recover and resume studies
25 January 2012

In areas once affected by famine, Ethiopia builds capacity to wipe out malnutrition
24 January 2012 with video

In Benin, Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo promotes birth registration to protect children’s rights
24 January 2012

In the aftermath of the Philippines floods, unaccompanied children are the most vulnerable
23 January 2012

In Rwanda, community-based nutrition programmes are empowering communities to treat and prevent malnutrition
23 January 2012

In Uzbekistan, expanding health care to the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach
20 January 2012 with video

UNICEF's Executive Board elects a new President for 2012
19 January 2012 with video

In Rwanda, successfully fighting a resurgence of malaria
19 January 2012

In post-quake Haiti, early childhood development aids recovery
19 January 2012

Malnourished children receive help at UNICEF-supported nutrition centre in North Darfur, Sudan
18 January 2012

With EU and UNICEF support, Lesotho puts in place a social protection programme for the most vulnerable
18 January 2012 with video

In Haiti, an unprecedented expansion in nutrition services for children and women
18 January 2012

UNICEF and EU-supported training for teachers boosts education quality in Angola
17 January 2012 with video

Prioritizing education and promoting gender equality in South Sudan
17 January 2012

Improving schools for children with disabilities in Rwanda
17 January 2012

Life-saving action against cholera in DR Congo
16 January 2012

A brighter future for Rwanda’s girls
16 January 2012

Partners work to bring peace to children associated with armed groups in DR Congo
16 January 2012

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake lauds the role of women and children during Nepal visit
13 January 2012

Over 1.2 million Libyan children return to school after months of conflict
13 January 2012

After Pakistan’s floods, mobile teams bring health messages to villagers
13 January 2012

Marking its first year without any polio cases, India takes a giant leap toward wiping out the disease
12 January 2012 with video

Field diary: UNICEF prepares to help victims of conflict in South Sudan
12 January 2012

Four Haitian filmmakers explore conditions for children two years after the quake
12 January 2012 with video

At Bangladesh drop-in centre, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake visits a bank operated by vulnerable girls
11 January 2012 with video

Two years after the earthquake, victories for Haiti’s children
11 January 2012 with video

Voices of the most vulnerable children heard at Rwanda’s annual National Children’s Summit
11 January 2012 with video

Somalia’s refugees return home to rebuild the country’s education system
10 January 2012 with video

Taleem-ul-Amal project helps child labourers obtain an education in Pakistan
10 January 2012

UNICEF launches Schools for Asia to improve education for millions
10 January 2012 with video

Nutrition surveillance keeps malnutrition at bay in Peru
09 January 2012

UNICEF plans to expand innovative pre-school programme
09 January 2012 with video

In Ghana, accelerated, flexible learning through 'School for Life' helps children go to school
06 January 2012

In Haiti, improving care for children on the streets and in residential care
06 January 2012

Tens of thousands remain displaced in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
06 January 2012

Thanks to supporters, the Schools for Africa programme is reaching millions
05 January 2012 with video

UNICEF education staff look back at a year of challenges and inspiration
05 January 2012

Accelerated learning offers disadvantaged children in Mali a chance to go to school
04 January 2012

Increasing local capacity to end child malnutrition in Haiti
04 January 2012

Protecting vulnerable, flood-affected children in the Philippines
03 January 2012


 

 

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