22 March 2024

Young people help to secure reliable access to adequate clean water in Central Asia

Climate change has already irreversibly changed the lives of everyone worldwide, with children carrying the heaviest burden. With concerns over water scarcity, air pollution and increased heatwaves, children and young people in Central Asian countries are taking steps to safeguard their futures., Saving water in the classroom, Fifth-grade students from Shchuchinsk, Kazakhstan recently created an eco-project as part of a programme to develop social entrepreneurship in their schools and communities. Yaroslav, who led the team of students was driven by his concern over problems caused by attitudes towards natural resources "Watching TV programmes about drying rivers and…, Choosing to live in a beautiful world, Children in Tajikistan are using art to express the importance of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Fotima is a sixth-grade student in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and one of the winners of a nationwide art competition dedicated to Youth and Children’s Water Forum, hosted by UNICEF. “My drawing has a main key message” Fotima says. “The choice…, Creating innovative technology for water, Shakhzoda and her team recently took the first place in a regional competition #SeedsForTheFuture for the best #TECH4GOOD project. “In Uzbekistan, we face a significant issue with water scarcity, leading some farmers to rely on groundwater for irrigation. Unfortunately, this water often contains high levels of salt and heavy metals, making it…
04 April 2022

UNICEF mobilizes one of world’s largest planes to airlift supplies for children in Ukraine

A Ukrainian aircraft, the Antonov-124, which was specifically designed to carry heavy or bulky loads. The war in Ukraine is having a devastating impact on the country’s 7.5 million children. As fighting continues, the humanitarian needs escalate. UNICEF is on the ground with partners providing essential services and support to children and…, UNICEF partners step up emergency support , On 29 March, the logistics company Kuehne + Nagel provided UNICEF with a donated charter flight to ship 111 metric tonnes of critical supplies from the United Arab Emirates to Poland. Within 48 hours of touchdown, the first deliveries reached UNICEF’s warehouse in Lviv, western Ukraine, for onward dispatch throughout the country. The Ukrainian…, Rapid scale-up for emergency response, Despite the challenging security situation, UNICEF managed to quickly establish a supply pipeline into Ukraine, and now has rolling deliveries arriving on a daily basis at the newly established warehouse in Lviv. Most emergency supplies are being trucked from UNICEF’s Global Supply and Logistics Hub in Copenhagen.  UNICEF is distributing supplies…, A  snapshot of UNICEF’s support for children in Ukraine, UNICEF is working around the clock to scale up life-saving programmes for children. This includes: Ramping up efforts to meet critical and escalating needs for safe water, health care, education and protection. Delivering family hygiene kits, baby diapers, maternal health kits, institutional hygiene kits, disinfectants, bottled water, winter…