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Child-friendly schools create opportunities for all in targeted districts across Yemen
UNICEF correspondent Anja Baron reports on child-friendly schools supported by UNICEF in Yemen.

Working to prevent a wider outbreak as cholera cases are confirmed in Haiti
UNICEF Radio speaks with UNICEF Haiti Chief of Health Jean-Claude Mubalama about the country's cholera outbreak.

Counsellor for child soldiers, featured in film, discusses her work in Uganda
UNICEF Radio speaks with Jane Ekayu, a counsellor to former child soldiers in Uganda, featured in the new documentary 'Children of War.'

UNICEF and partners fight deadly, but preventable, cholera outbreak in Cameroon
UNICEF Cameroon Representative Ms. Musu Clemens-Hope speaks with UNICEF Radio about the outbreak of cholera in Northern Cameroon.

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake reflects on visit to Pakistan
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake visited Pakistan earlier this week to meet with officials, as well as visit relief camps and survey the damage caused by the mass flooding. UNICEF Radio caught up with him on an early afternoon flight from Multan to Islamabad. He reflected on what he saw during his visit.

As Executive Director visits, UNICEF works to deliver safe water to flood-affected families in Pakistan
Chief of Water, Environment and Sanitation for UNICEF Pakistan, Omar el-Hattab, speaks about safe water in the wake of the flood crisis there.

Aid workers focus on staving off disease outbreaks in Pakistan flood zone
UNICEF Pakistan Programme Specialist Dr. Mohammed Rafiq speaks about his recent visit to flood-affected Peshawar.

UNICEF responds as floods affect over 3 million in north-western Pakistan
UNICEF Representative in Pakistan Martin Mogwanja speaks with UNICEF Radio about the recent floods and the recovery efforts.

Floods devastate north-eastern Brazil, destroying schools and displacing thousands
Programme and Planning Specialist Michelle Barron speaks with UNICEF Radio about the recent floods in north-eastern Brazil.

Youth delegates at Zambian climate conference take lessons home to their communities (Tendai Nyirendai segment)

Zambian Children's Climate Conference youth delegate Tendai Nyirenda, 16, talks about the need for young people to work together against climate change.

Youth delegates at Zambian climate conference take lessons home to their communities (Stan Lengwe segment)

Zambian Children's Climate Conference youth delegate Stan Lengwe, 16, talks about helping his neighbours understand the importance of a clean environment.

Youth delegates at Zambian climate conference take lessons home to their communities (Wilfred Simbule segment)

Zambian Children's Climate Conference youth delegate Wilfred Simbule, 15, discusses educating community members about climate change.

Earthquake relief efforts continue in China despite altitude, cold and other obstacles

China Chief of Communications Dale Rutstein talks about earthquake relief efforts in Qinghai Province.

Chilean earthquake takes a toll on education and security

A young Chilean earthquake survivor speaks about the impact on education.

Landslide in eastern Uganda leaves 77 dead and hundreds missing
UNICEF Radio spoke with Chulho Hyun, UNICEF Communication Chief in Uganda, about the ongoing relief efforts for those affected by the landslide.

A father's account of the earthquake and its aftermath
Haitian earthquake survivor Dieuveil Marcelin Aristide discusses his experience during the earthquake and its aftermath.

Haitian filmmaker Bayard Jean-Bernard on the earthquake's aftermath
UNICEF Radio speaks with Haitian filmmaker Bayard Jean-Bernard about his documentation of the recent earthquake and aftermath in Jacmel, Haiti.

Sebastien’s story: A young Haitian earthquake survivor speaks
Earthquake survivor Sebastien Delatour, 14, talks to his cousin, UNICEF consultant Valerie Moore, by phone from Haiti.

Aid begins to arrive in Haiti for earthquake survivors in dire need
UNICEF Radio speaks with UNICEF Regional Communications Specialist Tamar Hahn via telephone from the border between Haiti and Dominican Republic.

Supplies on the way to survivors of the earthquake in Haiti
From Jacmel, Haiti, UNICEF Representative Guido Cornale speaks to UNICEF Radio about the devastating effects of yesterday's earthquake.

New beginnings for former child combatants
UNICEF Representative in Nepal Gillian Mellsop talks about the transition ahead as former Maoist army child soldiers rejoin civilian life.

Liberian youth radio reporter on religious freedom
Emmanuel Mulbah, 18, from Zorzor, Liberia, explains why he wants the right to choose his religion.

Life in a Somali refugee camp
Youth reporter Mostafa Mohamed Abdurrahman interviews 16-year-old Hassan Abdi Elmi about life in a Somali refugee camp.

Community radio connects, educates and entertains in rural India
Radio Dharkan station manager Vandana Dubey speaks about her station's music, labor, health and women's empowerment programming.

Displaced Yemeni children face nutrition, health and education challenges
UNICEF Middle East Regional Director Sigrid Kaag talks about her visit to camps for children and families displaced by conflict in Yemen.

Environmental activist speaks about climate change
Environmental activist Yugratna Srivastava, 13, speaks about her involvement in climate change issues.

UNICEF child-friendly school architect focuses on climate change
UNICEF Radio speaks with child-friendly school designer and architect Carlos Vasquez about his experiences at the Copenhagen climate conference.

Copenhagen Children’s Climate Forum declares: the time to fight climate change is now
Youth delegates from the Children's Climate Forum outline the many issues their countries are facing in relation to climate change.

UNICEF Philippines Education Chief speaks about resuming education after the floods
UNICEF Radio speaks with UNICEF Philippines Education Coordinator Lulay de Vera Mateo about recovering from the recent disaster and lessons learned for the future.

Pasig City 6th grader Louie Mangali talks about his experiences during the flood
UNICEF Radio talks to Filipino sixth-grader Louie Mangali about his experiences during the recent floods in metropolitan Manila.

Immunization efforts in Ukraine
UNICEF Representative Yukie Mokuo talks about efforts to get children immunized in Ukraine.

UNICEF calls for 'durable solutions' to ongoing food insecurity
UNICEF Regional Emergency Advisor for Eastern and Southern Africa Robert McCarthy calls for 'durable solutions' to ongoing food insecurity.

Cricket stars raise awareness about HIV in South Africa
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara speaks about the THINK WISE initiative while visiting young people living with HIV near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Flash floods affect 2 million people in India
UNICEF's Michel Saint-Lot speaks about flooding in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, India.

Cameroon trains teachers on HIV education in primary schools
UNICEF Cameroon Chief Education Officer Dr. Vijitha Eyango talks about HIV education.

UNICEF interviews Philippine flood survivor
UNICEF Radio interviews 20-year-old flood survivor Joseph Cataan and UNICEF Representative in the Philippines Vanessa Tobin.

Triple punch tests disaster preparedness in Asia-Pacific region
Indonesia Communications Specialist Lely Djuhari discusses the earthquake in West Sumatra.

More than 1 million people affected by flooding in the Philippines
UNICEF Philippines Chief of Health Dr. Marinus Gotink discusses recent flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ondoy.

Humanitarian access still limited by conflict in Yemen
UNICEF Representative in Yemen Aboudou Karimou Adjibadé discusses the ongoing conflict there and its impact on families.

UN report finds crisis in Somalia at its worst in two decades
UNICEF Representative in Somalia Rozanne Chorlton discusses the growing malnutrition crisis in Somalia.

UNICEF nutrition intervention in Somalia disrupted by looting
UNICEF Representative for Somalia Rozanne Chorlton calls for security guarantees.

Breaking the barrier of exclusion
UN and UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks to Mónica Alemán from the International Indigenous Women’s Forum and Maurice Bryan from Minority Rights Group International.

Alfred’s story: Youth journalist reports on early marriage in Southern Sudan
Alfred Malish, 14, reports on the problem of early marriage in Southern Sudan.

Youth journalist reports on the problem of school fees in Southern Sudan
Michael Lual, 17, reports on families struggling to pay school fees in Southern Sudan.

Influx of refugees creates silent emergency in eastern Cameroon
UNICEF’s Eva Gilliam reports on the ‘silent emergency’ facing refugees from the Central African Republic and their host communities in Cameroon.

Occupation of UNICEF Somalia base hinders vital interventions
UNICEF’s Wafaa Saeed discusses the six-week occupation of one of UNICEF’s main bases in Somalia by a militia group.

Digital Diarist Bernice Akuamoah reports from 'Carifesta' in Guyana
After enduring centuries of colonialism, slavery, and indentured servitude, the people of Latin America and the Caribbean emerged with one of the richest blends of cultures in the world.

Cholera crisis continues in Zimbabwe
UNICEF Zimbabwe Communications Officer Tsitsi Singizi discusses the ongoing cholera crisis.

As fighting ends, Sri Lanka faces a critical moment
UNICEF’s James Elder describes the humanitarian crisis that remains in northen Sri Lanka even as fighting has essentially ended.

Food and fuel crises hit poorest Nepali families the hardest
UNICEF’s Sarah Crowe discusses the effects of the economic crisis on South Asia’s poorest children and families.

A catastrophe for Sri Lanka’s children
UNICEF’s Sarah Crowe discusses the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka.

Thousands displaced by Swat Valley fighting
UNICEF Pakistan Deputy Representative Luc Chauvin discusses the displacement crisis in north-west Pakistan.

Digital Diary: Changing behaviour to fight AIDS
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth Digital Diarist Chinyanta Chimba, 19, talks about behaviour change and AIDS prevention in Zambia.

Genocide survivor Vanessa Umubyeyi, 15, talks about hope

Genocide survivor Vanessa Umubyeyi, 15, talks about the importance of hope in terrifying times.

In eastern DR Congo, up to 250,000 flee attacks by Rwandan rebel group

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Refugees from Chad participate in focus group discussions
UNICEF Emergency Communications Officer in eastern Chad, Cornelia Walther, describes the difficult conditions for 10,000 new refugees from Central African Republic.

Ghanaian youth radio host speaks out on gender equality
Ghanaian youth radio host Edith Asamani, 18, shares stories from a UN conference of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV persists in Chad
UNICEF Representative in Chad Dr. Marzio Babille discusses the ongoing fight against mother to child transmission of HIV.

Sri Lanka: Crisis in the Vanni region
UNICEF Sri Lanka Chief of Communications James Elder discusses the crisis in the Vanni region.

Rebel violence in north-eastern DR Congo.
UNICEF Representative in DR Congo Pierrette Vu Thi and UNICEF Uganda Communications Specialist Chulho Hyun discuss rebel violence in north-eastern DR Congo.

Cholera outbreaks raise concern in nine Southern African countries
UNICEF Regional Emergency Officer Bob McCarthy and Senior Health Advisor for Emergencies Robin Nandy discuss the cholera outbreaks in Southern Africa.

Executive Director calls for stronger protection for Palestinian and Israeli children
UN Radio interviews UNICEF’s Executive Director following her visit to the Gaza Strip.

‘Everything is destroyed’: Siblings describe destruction of their school in Gaza
Muhammed, 16, and his sister Maram, 12, talk about the destruction in their neighborhood in the Gaza Strip.

Digital Diarist reports on efforts to eradicate Guinea worm disease in Ghana
Bernice Akuamoah, a Voices of Youth and UNICEF Radio Digital Diarist, learns about Guinea worm disease.

Ceasefire holding in Gaza: ‘It’s a hopeful day’
UNICEF Regional Director Sigrid Kaag talks about how UNICEF will meet the short- and long-term needs of children in Gaza.

Fighting halts in Gaza but humanitarian challenges remain
UNICEF Regional Communication Chief Abdel-Rahman Ghandour discusses UNICEF’s priorities in the wake of the Gaza ceasefire.

‘We cannot wait’ – Gaza aid worker’s wife about to give birth amidst crisis
UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on the quandary facing a UNICEF aid worker in Gaza whose wife is about to give birth.

As UN aid operations are suspended, a Gaza teenager describes life amidst conflict
Yasmin, 16, speaks to UNICEF Radio from her home in Gaza City.

UNICEF staff perseveres under difficult and dangerous conditions in Gaza
Sajy, a UNICEF staff member in Gaza, talks about living and working in the midst of crisis.

UNICEF Project Officer and mother of three copes with Gaza crisis
Reem, a UNICEF staff member in Gaza, talks about living, working and protecting her own family in the midst of crisis.

Life in the midst of Gaza conflict, through the eyes of a Palestinian teenager
Baha, 16, speaks to UNICEF Radio from his home in Gaza City.

Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro speaks about child labor in Botswana
Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro, 19, speaks about the issue of child labour in Botswana.

‘Framing Our World’ workshop trains young photographers in Uzbekistan
Photographer Saidazim Fazilov, 16, talks about documenting the landscapes and traditions of Uzbekistan.

Thousands of schools closed in eastern DR Congo
UNICEF Communications Specialist Jaya Murthy talks about the difficulty of educating children when so many people are displaced.

Increase in abductions of children by armed groups
UNICEF Communications Specialist Jaya Murthy, in Goma, discusses the increase in abductions of children by armed groups.

Aid flights arrive in DR Congo, but insecurity persists
UNICEF Communications Specialist Jaya Murthy, in Goma, describes the push to bring aid to over 1 million displaced people.

UNICEF Pakistan Chief of External Relations Antonia Paradela speaks about the earthquake in Balochistan province.
UNICEF correspondent Roshni Karwal speaks to UNICEF Pakistan Chief of External Relations Antonia Paradela about the earthquake in Balochistan province.

Fighting resumes in DR Congo as displaced civilians languish
UNICEF Communications Specialist Jaya Murthy, in Goma, describes how recent fighting is stalling the humanitarian effort.

James Elder on Zimbabwe's NGO aid ban
UNICEF Zimbabwe’s James Elder explains how the government ban on humanitarian aid is affecting children and families.

Afghanistan coping with landmines
Dr. Mohammed Reza of the UN Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan discusses the ongoing problem of landmines in the country.

On International Mine Awareness Day, Afghanistan still copes with landmines
Roshan Khadivi explains how the Healthy School Initiative provides Afghan children with safe places to play.

Widespread damage and thousands displaced after violence in West Darfur
UNICEF Resident Project Officer Naqibullah Safi describes the situation in northern West Darfur.

Counselling and education in DR Congo
UNICEF Education Specialist Sayo Aoki in Goma, DR Congo, explains how psychological trauma impedes education.

Somalia’s forgotten crisis
UNICEF Representative in Somalia Christian Balslev-Olesen speaks about the challenges of educating and protecting women and girls in the war-torn country.

World Water Day 2008: UNICEF Chief of Water, Environment and Sanitation Clarissa Brocklehurst
UNICEF correspondent Elizabeth Kiem looks at the toilet taboo and potty humour – no laughing matter if global sanitation goals are to be met.

Temperatures rise, but Tajikistan still on alert after winter crisis
UNICEF Deputy Representative for Tajikistan Ruth Leano discusses the current situation in the country and the winter emergency’s impact on children.

UNICEF seeks emergency support for Somalia’s undernourished children
UNICEF Representative in Somalia Christian Balslev Olesen describes why Somalia is a “forgotten crisis”.

Tropical Storm Olga and Hurricane Noel displace 61,000 in Dominican Republic
UNICEF Representative in the Dominican Republic Tad Palac talks to UNICEF Radio about recovery from Tropical Storm Olga and Hurricane Noel.

Cyclone in Bangladesh: UNICEF and partners join emergency relief effort
UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh Louis-Georges Arsenault speaks with UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny about the devastating effects of Cyclone Sidr.

Flood response targets immediate needs of children in Tabasco and Chiapas
UNICEF Representative in Mexico Susanna Sottoli discusses efforts to help the children affected by flooding in Tabasco and Chiapas.

Martin Bell reports – Education: A question of safety
Girls are particularly affected by insurgents’ targeting of their schools and even of the pupils themselves. Zarmina, 12, and her 13-year-old sister, Shukria, were among 1,200 pupils at the Qalai Sayedan School. Two gunmen lay in wait for the girls as they left the school. Shukria was shot in cold blood by the assailants, one of three fatalities that day, in the fourth attack on the same school. The effects of such violence could be as devastating as the attacks on the schools themselves, threatening Afghanistan’s development for the next generation.

Martin Bell reports – On the front lines against polio
Martin Bell reports: At Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, all children under five are immunized against polio by an Afghan team on one side of the border working in tandem with a Pakistani team on the other. The crossing is open for 12 hours a day. About 8,000 people use it every day, and 800 of the youngest children receive the vaccine. Dr. Arshad Qudous of the World Health Organization believes that a victory over polio in Afghanistan is possible, by 2008. "It will be a historic victory and it will be a moment of pride for Afghanistan," he says.

Kamala, a Nepali woman, tries to make it to hospital
Part 6, Women Deliver: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

In Nepal, a hospital without a doctor
Part 5, Women Deliver: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Afghan Member of Parliament Fauzia Kofi
Part 4, Women Deliver: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

An Afghanistan hospital works for women
Part 3, Women Deliver: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s home births and their dangers
Part 2, Women Deliver: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Making ends meet in a Pakistani hospital
Part 1, Women Deliver: Radio correspondent Mandy Cunningham reports on women struggling with the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Zambia’s far-reaching measles campaign declared a success
UNICEF Representative in Zambia Lotta Sylwander talks to UNICEF Radio about the country’s recent successful measles campaign.

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman praise UNICEF’s work and talk about ‘Long Way Down’
UNICEF correspondent Amy Bennett speaks with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman about their recent motorcycle journey called ‘Long Way Down’ and the UNICEF projects they visited during the trip.

UNICEF Representative travelling ‘1,000km for Uruguay’s Children’
Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny presents correspondent David Warner’s interview with UNICEF Representative Tom Bergmann-Harris about visiting rural schools throughout Uruguay.

Evacuation orders in effect as East Java volcano alert remains high
UNICEF Indonesia Director of Emergency Operations Mansoor Ali discusses preparedness for volcanic eruption in East Java.

Iraqi children celebrate their return to school
UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on students returning to school in Iraq.

Mamiwhe’s Digital Diary: A passionate commitment to education for all
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth Digital Diarist Mamiwhe Kpahgbor of Liberia interviews people in her home community about the education system, particularly for girls.

UNICEF and partners send aid as northern Uganda floods disrupt life for 60,000 households
UNICEF Uganda Chief of Communications Chulho Hyun gives UNICEF Radio an assessment of the situation of flood-affected children in northern Uganda.

International Day of Peace
UNICEF Afghanistan Communication Officer Roshan Khadivi speaks with UNICEF Radio about the Days of Peace underway in the country, and the impact they will have on the lives of children, 1.3 of whom will now be immunized.

'Growing well' with women's advocacy group
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on one community group’s efforts to end chronic malnutrition in the village of San Pablo La Laguna.

Displaced children especially vulnerable to illness and military re-recruitment in North Kivu
UNICEF Chief of Field Operations in DR Congo Julien Harneis gives UNICEF Radio an up to date assessment of the situation for vulnerable children in the conflict-ridden country.

Mothers and children hit hard by nutrition crisis in Somalia
UNICEF Representative in Somalia, Christian Balslev-Olesen, gives UNICEF Radio an update on the critical malnutrition situation in the poverty-stricken country.

Nicaraguan children and families evacuated as Hurricane Felix strikes
UNICEF Representative in Nicaragua Debora Comini updates UNICEF Radio on the first effects of Hurricane Felix in the northeast of the country.

Bilingual-intercultural education aims to keep indigenous girls and boys in school
Correspondent Blue Chevigny reports efforts to keep Guatemala’s many indigenous students in school through bilingual-intercultural education.

As Hurricane Dean moves on, storm-affected communities pick up the pieces
UNICEF Representative in Mexico Susana Sottoli discusses the government’s emergency preparations and UNICEF’s possible response as Hurricane Dean approaches.

As Hurricane Dean moves on, storm-affected communities pick up the pieces
UNICEF Representative in Jamaica Bertrand Bainvel reports on the impact of Hurricane Dean and the relief work of UNICEF and its partners in the wake of the storm.

‘Mirame’ book launch shines a light on challenges facing indigenous girls in Guatemala
Dora Alonzo, 15, was wearing a beautiful, hand-woven dress in yellow, pink and blue. “We’re girls – we like to play, we like to laugh, we like to sing, we like to enjoy life,” she said last week before a gathering of people, many of them young girls like her, at the Children’s Museum in Guatemala City.

UNICEF joins relief effort after earthquake hits populated urban areas of Peru
UNICEF Deputy Representative in Peru Florence Bauer talks about the impact of the earthquake and the agency’s emergency response.

Aid to children and families affected by severe floods in DPR Korea
UNICEF’s Deputy Representative in DPR Korea, Michel Le Pechoux, explains how children and families have been affected by severe flooding.

Tsholo’s Digital Diary: Tapping the potential of youth to change lives in Botswana
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro, 18, speaks with the young founder of the Kast Foundation in Botswana.

School campaign supports girls’ education and achievement in Rwanda
Honour student Nathalie Kaligirwa and Senator Aloisea Inyumba discuss the girls’ education campaign in Rwanda.

Millions affected by floods in Bangladesh face ‘a desperate situation’
UNICEF Bangladesh’s Chief of Health, Dr. Iyorlumun Uhaa, discusses the extent of the country’s monsoon flood crisis.

More aid needed for tens of millions affected by severe monsoon floods in India
UNICEF India Chief of Health Marzio Babille talks about relief efforts in Bihar, one of the Indian states worst-affected by recent floods.

Jane’s Digital Diary: Malawian girls’ rights on the line
Voices of Youth and UNICEF Radio Digital Diarist Jane Kachitenji, 20, reports from the front lines of girls’ rights in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Norway Cup gives girls from Harare a chance to triumph
UNICEF Radio's Blue Chevigny talks with Omega Mpini, age 13, who is part of the Glenview Queens Girls Football Club in Zimbabwe and a peer HIV/AIDS educator who lost her parents to the disease.

A platform for young voices in the run-up to the Guatemalan elections
UNICEF Radio Correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on a media-conducted youth survey in Guatemala.

After the Copa América, Venezuelan children relive the joy of a dream come true
UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Nils Kastberg talks about the partnership with Copa América.

Peace One Day ambassador Jude Law’s ‘secret’ mission to Afghanistan
UNICEF Senior Producer Dan Thomas interviews Jeremy Gilley, the founder of Peace One Day, and the British actor Jude Law about their visit to Afghanistan.

Recent violence in Gaza leaves many young people shaken
UNICEF correspondent Amy Bennett spoke with four young people in Gaza in the wake of violent clashes between Hamas and Fatah.

Palestinian refugees in northern Lebanon displaced and in need
UNICEF Communication Specialist discusses her visit to northern Lebanon, where Palestinian refugees are suffering without access to essential services.

Youth in Gaza and Sderot, Israel face daily violence
UNICEF Radio Correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with teenage girls from Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory about the current escalation of conflict in their communities.

Worst floods in 50 years displace thousands in Uruguay
UNICEF Representative in Uruguay Tom Bergmann-Harris talks about how the recent floods affect children and their families and UNICEF’s emergency response.

Child Soldiers Demobilized in the Central African Republic
UNICEF Representative for the Central African Republic, Mahimbo Mdoe, illuminates the story of the child soldier demobilization process in the north of the strife-ridden nation for UNICEF Radio.

UNICEF Sri Lanka reaches out to children and families displaced by escalating conflict
UNICEF’s Chief of Field Coordination in Sri Lanka, Natascha Paddison, talks about the conflict there and its impact on children and families.

UNICEF and Government of Chad reach accord raising hopes for children in armed conflict
UNICEF Representative in Chad Stephen Adkisson speaks to UNICEF Radio about the country’s recent agreement on the demobilization of child soldiers.

‘Girl Stars’ reach out to rural India through films on the power of education
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on three ‘Girl Stars’ in India whose lives have been transformed by education.

UNICEF Somalia relief efforts hindered by lack of access to conflict-affected areas
UNICEF Representative in Somalia Christian Balslev-Olesen discusses the dire situation of children and women displaced by violence in Mogadishu.

UNICEF and partners help child domestic workers in Haiti regain their rights
UNICEF Child Protection Officer Bertrand Njanja-Fassu speaks to UNICEF Radio about the plight of children working as domestic servants.

Young Palestinians mark Palestinian Child’s Day by speaking out against violence
UNICEF correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on youth participants in the campaigns against violence in Gaza and the West Bank for Palestinian Child’s Day.

Voices of Youth website featured on Voice of America Radio
Voice of America Radio’s science, technology and health programme featured UNICEF’s Voices of Youth website earlier this month as the Website of the Week. Listen to the story that aired on Voice of America Radio.

Children in Madagascar suffer in yet another flood caused by latest cyclone
UNICEF Communication Officer Misbah Sheikh discusses the effects of flooding on children in areas of northern Madagascar devastated by Cyclone Indlala.

First-ever woman chief appointed in Burkina Faso
Traditional chief and UNICEF Press Officer Modeste Yaméogo talks about his decision to appoint the first woman chief to his council in Issouka, Burkina Faso

Civil unrest in Guinea leads to rapes of women and children
UNICEF Representative in Guinea Mohamed Cissa talks about efforts to help girls who were raped during the country’s recent violence.

At UN panel, girls describe challenges keeping their peers out of school (Part 2 of 2)
Binita Shrestha, who runs a UNICEF-supported youth radio programme in Nepal, tells UNICEF Radio about why it is a good way to reach young people.

At UN panel, girls describe challenges keeping their peers out of school (Part 1 of 2)
Valencia, 16, of South Africa talks to UNICEF Radio about her history of drug abuse and how telling her story has helped her gain self-confidence.

Coastal town in Mozambique reeling but on the move after Cyclone Favio
UNICEF provides emergency aid as coastal communities reel from Cyclone Favio.

Syria tightens entry requirements for Iraqi refugees as population pressure builds
UNICEF Representative in Syria Anis Salem describes efforts to assist the Iraqi-Palestinian refugees stranded on the Iraq-Syria border.

International support for education recovery in post-conflict Liberia (Part 3 of 3)
UNICEF Chief of Education Cream Wright tells UNICEF Radio about committing to education in order to ensure a better future for Liberia

International support for education recovery in post-conflict Liberia (Part 2 of 3)
UNICEF Representative in Liberia Rozanne Chorlton tells UNICEF Radio about the role of girls’ education and the needs of the generation that lost its schooling to conflict

International support for education recovery in post-conflict Liberia (Part 1 of 3)
Liberia’s Minister of Education, Joseph Korto, tells UNICEF Radio about the need to provide resources and not to lose sight of the importance of education.

Interviews from Liberia Partners' Forum (Part 3 of 3)
World Bank Country Manager for Liberia Luigi Giovine on the prospects for Liberian youth and how to meet the coming challenges.

Interviews from Liberia Partners' Forum (Part 2 of 3)
Regina Amadi-Njoku and Sina Chuma-Mkandawire of the International Labour Organization on the need for meaningful work for youth in Liberia.

Interviews from Liberia Partners' Forum (Part 1 of 3)
The UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Liberia, Jordan Ryan, on the future of Liberia and UN teamwork.

Death toll rises and children abandon school as Burundi food crisis deepens
UNICEF communications officer in Burundi Olalekan Ajia discusses the flooding situation and UNICEF’s relief efforts in Burundi.

Partners’ Forum meets to support rebuilding in post-civil war Liberia
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on the Liberia Partners’ Forum in Washington, DC, which addressed the future of Liberia’s development.

Thousands homeless and without food after floods in Burundi
UNICEF Representative in Burundi Bintou Keita talks about the precarious situation resulting from last week’s flooding.

Flooding in Malaysia threatens children’s well-being
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with the President of Mercy Malaysia, Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, about the flood crisis.

Afghanistan Representative visits schools and other UNICEF programmes in conflict zone
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on UNICEF Representative Catherine Mbengue’s visit to education programmes in Afghanistan’s conflict zone.

UNICEF Representative in Somalia assesses impact of conflict on children and families
UNICEF Radio Correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with Representative in Somalia Christian Balslev-Olesen about UNICEF’s response to ongoing instability there.

UNICEF mourns the loss of Iraq staff member Janan Jabero, 1954-2007
UNICEF Representative for Iraq Roger Wright pays tribute to staff member Janan Jabero, who was killed earlier this month.

Relief efforts ‘contain’ effects of flooding on Indonesian children and families
UNICEF Child Protection Officer Roberto Benes reports on UNICEF’s efforts to help flood-affected Indonesian children and families get back to normal.

A young Sri Lankan looks back on two years of tsunami rebuilding efforts
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny gets an update from Rusiru Abesingha of Sri Lanka, who spoke with UNICEF Radio shortly after the tsunami.

Report finds nearly half of all children in Mozambique living in extreme poverty
UNICEF Representative in Mozambique Leila Pakkala explains the findings of the UN report ‘Childhood Poverty in Mozambique’.

Somalia floods devastate communities
Senior Programme Officer Siddharth Chatterjee tells UNICEF Radio about the devastating floods in Somalia.

Floods bring havoc to Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya
UNICEF's Field Officer in Garissa, Kenya, Ore Abdikadir, tells UNICEF Radio about how recent flooding in the region has affected the people there, with special impact on the children.

Emergency aid starts to reach Philippines areas hit by typhoon and mudflows
UNICEF Communication Officer Dale Rutstein reports on the mudflows that have devastated communities in the Philippines.

Community education fights bird flu
UNICEF Radio’s Sophie Boudre reports on UNICEF Indonesia’s grassroots efforts to educate the population on the dangers of avian influenza.

Angélique Kidjo raises HIV/AIDS awareness, and hope, in northern Uganda
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks with Representative in Uganda Martin Mogwanja about HIV/AIDS threats facing people displaced by conflict in the north of the country.

Renewed violence in Gaza raises serious concerns for children’s safety
UNICEF Representative in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Dan Rohrmann discusses the humanitarian crisis in northern Gaza.

Quake-affected children and families in Central Java begin return to normalcy, Part 2
UNICEF's Sophie Boudre reports on centres providing care and support to children in the Central Java quake zone.

Quake-affected children and families in Central Java begin return to normalcy, Part 1
UNICEF's Sophie Boudre reports on a project to repair thousands of wells in earthquake-damaged regions of Indonesia.

 

Polio case in Kenyan refugee camp raises fears and concerns
UNICEF Communication Officer Sara Cameron talks about the recent discovery of a polio case in a refugee camp in Kenya.

Mothers’ music helps save children’s lives in Ghana
Listen to one of the songs performed by members of a mothers’ club in Akuka, Ghana, where music helps to give children a healthy start in life.

Teacher strikes close schools in Gaza and West Bank
UNICEF correspondent Blue Chevigny talks to students and teachers in the occupied Palestinian territory about the effect of the teachers’ strike.

UNICEF steps up humanitarian aid in southern Lebanon
UNICEF Communication Officer Simon Ingram reports on projects under way in southern Lebanon to help returning children readjust to life in their home communities.

Thousands remain displaced by Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano
UNICEF Ecuador’s Cecilia Davila gives a full account of the evacuation of villagers near the Tungurahua volcano and how this has affected children.

Sri Lankan schoolgirls killed and injured amid escalating violence
UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka JoAnna Van Gerpen describes the bombing incident in which dozens of schoolgirls were killed.

Monsoon floods cause widespread damage, affecting millions in India
UNICEF State Representative in Gujarat Yogendra Mathur describes flood damage in the city of Surat and efforts to help affected children and families.

Thousands head home following ceasefire in Lebanon
UNICEF’s Simon Ingram on the latest from southern Lebanon.

New HIV testing method allows early diagnosis for infants in South Africa
Professor Steve Reid of the Centre for Rural Health at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal discusses why AIDS programmes in South Africa must give priority to the nation's most vulnerable children.

The humanitarian challenge in Lebanon
UNICEF Communication Officer Simon Ingram describes the challenges facing UNICEF’s relief efforts in Lebanon.

Killing of aid workers in Sri Lanka condemned by international community
UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka Joanna Van Gerpen comments on the killing of 17 aid workers there.

Violence takes heavy toll on Israeli and Palestinian children alike
As violence intensifies in the Middle East, Dr. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Director of Child and Adolescent Clinical Services at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma at the Herzog Hospital in west Jerusalem, talks about the psychological trauma experienced by Israeli children.

Aid appeal launched as UNICEF supplies arrive in southern Lebanon
UNICEF Field Security Advisor in Lebanon Omar Aboud speaks about the difficult journey of UNICEF’s first convoy of humanitarian supplies to reach Tyre in southern Lebanon.

Escalating death toll for children in Gaza
UNICEF’s Special Representative in the occupied Palestinian territory, Dan Rohrmann, talks about the rising number of child deaths in the region.

Lebanon aid appeal launched as first UNICEF supplies arrive
UNICEF’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Thomas McDermott, describes the crisis in Lebanon.

UNICEF aid for children in Lebanon
UNICEF Representative in Syria Kiari Liman-Tinguiri discusses UNICEF’s relief operations in Syria.

Goodwill Ambassador Tetsuko Kuroyanagi meets former child soldiers in Côte d’Ivoire
UNICEF Representative in Côte d’Ivoire Youssouf Oomar talks about Tetsuko Kuroyanagi’s visit and UNICEF’s efforts to demobilize and reintegrate child soldiers.

Sri Lanka: Upsurge in violence affects children
UNICEF Senior Programme Officer Dr. Yasmin Haque describes the increased violence in Sri Lanka and its effect on children.

On Darfur visit, Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow appeals for international aid
UNICEF correspondent Sabine Dolan reports on Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow’s visit to Sudan’s Darfur region.

Poverty called ‘root cause’ of widespread demonstrations in Guinea
13 June 2006: UNICEF Representative in Guinea Marcel Rudasingwa explains the root causes of a general strike that started there on 8 June.

In Java quake’s aftermath, UNICEF expands relief efforts and monitors volcano threat
8 June 2006: UNICEF Communication Officer Kendartanti Subroto provides an update on relief efforts in earthquake-devastated Central Java. Correspondent Sabine Dolan reports.

UNICEF responds as polio outbreak in Namibia claims more victims
7 June 2006: UNICEF Representative in Namibia Khin-Sandi Lwin talks about the country’s recent polio outbreak.

Precarious conditions face many families displaced by conflict in Timor-Leste
30 May 2006: UNICEF's Country Representative in Timor-Leste, Shui-Meng Ng, explains how recent violence there has affected children and women.

Thousands reported killed in central Java earthquake; UNICEF responds
27 May 2006: UNICEF Indonesia Communication Officer John Budd describes immediate efforts to help quake-affected families in central Java. Reported by correspondent Sabine Dolan.

Stigma of AIDS leads to killing of an orphaned Kenyan boy
UNICEF correspondent Sabine Dolan talks to UNICEF Kenya Communication Officer Sara Cameron about AIDS-related violence and stigma.

Despite recent rains, Somalia uniquely devastated by drought
UNICEF correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on Somalia’s drought crisis and correspondent Dan Thomas interviews UNICEF Somalia Representative Christian Balslev-Olesen.

Kenya’s abolition of school fees offers lessons for rest of Africa
UNICEF correspondent Blue Chevigny reports on the views of UNICEF’s Chief of Education, Dr. Cream Wright, on the issue of school-fee abolition.

China: AIDS Youth Ambassador Xiao Dan
14-year-old tells her story of living with AIDS in China and facing stigma and difficulties

China: AIDS Youth Ambassador Juan Juan
Youth Ambassador Juan Juan talks about her experiences taking care of family members living with AIDS.

Iran: 36,000 children affected by quake
UNICEF’s Representative for Iran, Christian Salazar, spoke with UNICEF Radio about the response to the earthquake emergency in Iran.

New Goodwill Ambassador, tennis star Roger Federer, hits an ace for children
UNICEF Radio correspondent Blue Chevigny talks to Roger Federer, UNICEF’s newly appointed Goodwill Ambassador.

Japan donates $76 million to UNICEF for avian flu preparedness and peace-building
UNICEF Tokyo Director Yoshiteru Uramoto describes how the donation from the Japanese Government will be used.

Côte d’Ivoire: Final examinations resume
UNICEF Representative in Côte d’Ivoire Youssouf Oomar discusses the resumption of year-end exams in northern schools.

Agnes Chan launches album at UNICEF House
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Japan Agnes Chan performs at UNICEF HQ in New York.

Haiti: President pledges to put children on top
UNICEF Representative in Haiti, Adriano Gonzalez-Regueral comments on President Préval’s pledge of putting children on top of his political agenda.

Philippines: Relief arriving for survivors of mudslide tragedy
20 February 2006: UNICEF Representative to the Philippines Dr. Nicholas Alipui describes the devastation wrought by the mudslides in Leyte province.

DR Congo: Food and supplies for people fleeing war
10 February 2006: Massimo Nicoletti Altimari, the head of UNICEF’s Office in Bunia, DR Congo, talks about the situation facing children and families who have fled the fighting.

Somalia Drought Update
Women and children struggle to survive in one of the most severe droughts in a decade.

DRC's Displaced People
Emergency Officer Luciano Calestini provides more details on the dire circumstances in eastern DRC.

UNICEF Representative David Delienne, in DRC
Listen to the on-the-spot report of UNICEF's efforts to help the displaced people of DRC.

African Union meets on education and peace
23 January 2006: UNICEF Representative in Sudan Ted Chaiban talks about the importance of the African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur.

UNICEF Rwanda Representative reports on Children's Summit
Mrs. Bintou Keita, UNICEF Representative in Rwanda, talks about the importance of youth voices in the government in Rwanda, as children are the future leaders.

Rwanda: Youth leader reports on Children's Summit
Erick, 17, an orphan of the genocide and a delegate to the Children's Summit, explains why the young people of Rwanda must reconcile.

DR Congo: Fighting displaces 10,000 people
27 December 2005: UNICEF Country Representative Anthony Bloomberg discusses the displacement of 10,000 people by new fighting in DR Congo.

Maldives: One year on
Day-to-day life in a temporary camp for a young boy, 12 years old

Sri Lanka: One year on
Starting over after the tsunami – one young man’s story

Thailand: One year on
Young girl, 11, finds meaning amid devastation caused by the tsunami

21-year-old woman in Ukraine living with HIV tells her story
Iryna Kalinichenko works to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in her native Ukraine, where the infection rate with the disease is on the rise, especially among young people.

Young Thai woman affected in all parts of her life by HIV
Nakwan Leknork is a 20 year old in Thailand who has lost her father to AIDS and is tha caretaker for her ill mother. She is the family breadwinner and an AIDS awareness activist.

Young Woman in Namibia Struggles with HIV
20 year old Livey, from Namibia, is a peer educator about HIV prevention, despite the stigma she faces as person with the virus in her community.

Young Man in India becomes AIDS activist
Raguwaran Kandhaswamy, 17 years old, is driven to fight the AIDS epidemic by the death of his father and the infection of his mother with HIV.

21 October 2005: Ralph Fiennes speaks out for children affected by HIV
Actor Ralph Fiennes send out a call for support for all the children worldwide who have suffered losses as a result of the epidemic.

17 October 2005: UNICEF Country Representative in Pakistan Omar Abdi says supplies are reaching children hit hard by the earthquake.
17 October 2005: UNICEF Country Representative in Pakistan Omar Abdi says supplies are reaching children hit hard by the earthquake.

 

7 September 2005: Frontline diary – Searching for loved ones
8 September 2005: UNICEF Press Officer Alison Hickling says many families are looking for a new future in Houston.

7 September 2005: UNICEF Correspondent J.B. Silvers reports from Little Rock, Arkansas.
7 September 2005 - UNICEF Correspondent J.B. Silvers reports from Little Rock, Arkansas.

7 September 2005: UNICEF Correspondent Thomas Nybo reports from Biloxi, Mississippi.
7 September 2005: UNICEF Correspondent Thomas Nybo reports from Biloxi, Mississippi.

7 September 2005 - 10-year-old David talks about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on him and his family.
10-year-old David talks about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on him and his family.

5 August - UNICEF Deputy Executive Director says Niger food crisis is an urgent priority
UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah discusses her visit to Niger.

1 August - Niger food crisis: A story from the front lines
UNICEF Radio speaks with UNICEF Representative in Niger Aboudu Adjibade.

29 July - India: Severe floods continue in Maharashtra
UNICEF Emergency Programme Officer Vinod Menon describes the situation of children in flood-affected Maharashtra.

 

6 July - Health packages for children in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
UNICEF Representative in DPR Korea Pierrette Vu Thi talks about the child health care situation in the famine-stricken country.

15 June - Day of the African Child 2005: An opportunity to reflect
UNICEF Representative in Liberia Angela Kearney describes how children are made vulnerable by Liberia's 15-year civil war.

15 June - Day of the African Child 2005: An opportunity to reflect
UNICEF Representative in Burundi Catherine Mbengue discusses the country’s situation and urgent needs for funds.

15 June - Day of the African Child 2005: An opportunity to reflect
UNICEF Representative in Guinea Marcel Rudasingwa talks about how Guinea's children are affected by poverty, HIV, and conflict.

15 June - Day of the African Child 2005: An opportunity to reflect
UNICEF Representative for Angola Mario Ferrari talks about the challenges facing Angola's children.

2 June - Food shortages hit children in Niger
Food shortages in Niger hit children hardest.

24 May - An eyewitness account from Andijan
UNICEF Representative in Uzbekistan Reza Hossaini describes his recent visit to Andijan.

9 May - Sao Tome and Principe: Containing a cholera outbreak
UNICEF Programme Officer and Office-in-Charge in Sao Tome, Batilloi Warritay, describes UNICEF’s efforts to help contain a cholera outbreak.

3 May - Anti-malarial bednet programme succeeds in Tanzania
UNICEF Radio correspondent Daniel Dickinson reports on programme to provide insecticide treated bednets throughout Tanzania.

20 April - ‘Unite Against Malaria’ – Africa Malaria Day 2005
Activist David Robertson tells of his drive across Africa raising awareness about malaria and delivering mosquito nets.

19 April - Comoros islanders begin to return home as volcano subsides
UNICEF Representative in Comoros Aloys Kamuragiye discusses the volcanic eruption which has displaced thousands of islanders.

7 April - Urgent appeal for funds to fight Marburg epidemic
UNICEF Project Officer, Teca Garcia, describes the situation in Uige, the epicentre of the Marburg epidemic.

7 April - Sri Lanka Radio Diary: A Journey through a Rebuilding Nation
Listen to Dan Thomas' Radio Diary as he travelled through Sri Lanka three months after the tsunami.

3 April - World Premiere of UNICEF song
Hear Antonio Banderas and Anne-Sophie von Otter perform “Children First”.

1 April - Cholera cases surge in crowded camps
UNICEF New York correspondent Chris Niles reports on the cholera outbreak in eastern DR Congo.

1 April - UNICEF aid arrives on Indonesian island hit by earthquake
UNICEF Representative in Indonesia Gianfranco Rotigliano describes relief effort in Nias.

1 April - Public health forum: Islamabad Declaration prioritizes child survival
Excerpt from UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah’s keynote address.

31 March - UNICEF Haiti advances psychosocial initiatives
UNICEF Representative in Haiti Françoise Gruloos Ackerman discusses the impact of political violence in Haiti.

28 March - Children hit hardest by Marburg virus
UNICEF Representative for Angola Mario Ferrari describes the Marburg virus and why it is so deadly.

22 March - Protecting 15 million children from polio
Representative in Ethiopia Bjorn Ljungqvist describes the nationwide polio immunization campaign, reaching 15 million children.

23 March - Children bear the brunt of Uganda’s 19-year conflict
UNICEF Communication Officer in Uganda, Chulho Hyun, describes his recent encounters with two Ugandan children: one a young “night commuter” and the other a girl formerly abducted by the LRA.

28 March - Children hit hardest by Marburg virus
UNICEF Communication Officer for Angola Macarena Aguilar describes the organization’s activities to fight the spread of the epidemic.

29 March - Massive earthquake strikes Sumatra
In the aftermath of the Sumatra earthquake, UNICEF Indonesia Communication Officer John Budd describes the fears and needs of the local people.

8 March - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and singing sensation Hayley Westenra visits Ghana
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and New Zealand singing sensation Hayley Westenra describes her trip to Ghana where she had a first-hand look at UNICEF-supported projects.

24 February - Arab students chat about violence in schools
Amaya Gillespie, coordinator of the UN study on violence against children, discusses the research process.

 

 

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