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Somalia, 30 December 2016: Severe drought kills animals and forces Somali families to flee

Somalia, 27 December 2016: Family forced to flee their home by drought ends up in a crowded camp

Somalia, 19 December 2016: First time pupil Malyun determined to ensure others can follow

Kenya, 19 December 2016: A community health worker empowers his community to fight disease

Ethiopia, 24 November 2016: Providing gynaecological services to women scarred by FGM/C

Kenya, 14 December 2016: Children use photography to highlight good nutrition

South Sudan, 14 December 2016: Malnutrition crisis

13 December 2016: Evidence to action: Cash transfers and impact evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Rwanda, 8 December 2016: More than 600 children celebrate 11th National Children’s Summit

South Africa, 8 December 2016: Tiny Story author Michelle Nkamankeng receives ‘Girl Child of Promise Award’

Somalia, 7 December 2016: The baby in a plastic bag

3 December 2016: For every child, rights: A celebration

South Africa, 1 December 2016: A visit to the Northern Cape: 5 questions to Herve de Lys

1 December 2016: World AIDS Day: Urgent action needed for adolescents

Somalia, 28 November 2016: Determined 14-year-old Zainab defied her parents on early marriage

Rwanda, 26 November 2016: Children participate in photography workshop to celebrate UNICEF’s 70th anniversary

Malawi, November 2016: Making traditional leadership work for sanitation

Mozambique, 29 November 2016: A look behind the scenes of the SMS BIZ/U-Report

Somalia, 25 November 2016: UNICEF to vaccinate over 50,000 children in Kismayo following measles outbreak

South Africa, November 2016: World Prematurity Day: Saving young lives in South Africa through technology

Somalia, 24 November 2016: Measles outbreak challenges an already overwhelmed hospital in Kismayo

Kenya, November 2016: Tiny stories

Burundi, 22 November 2016: Youth are key actors for peace

Kenya, 19 November 2016: Why World Toilet Day should matter

Somalia, 19 November 2016: Somaliland villages lead the way to stop open defecation

Angola, 18 November 2016: Living without a toilet: more common than you think

17 November 2016: Toilet hero

South Africa, 14 November 2016: Tiny Stories: “What I want for every child”

Somalia, 14 November 2016: Continued fighting forces a mother to walk 24 km per day with her children to find work

Zimbabwe, 10 November 2016: Improved cookstoves cut down on illness, not trees

10 November 2016: Walking the line between antimicrobial access and excess

Rwanda, 9 November 2016: Local ambassador of HIV prevention pays it forward through peer counselling

Malawi, 7 November 2016: Delivering clean water through innovative community water supply solutions

Ethiopia, 3 November 2016: Volunteers blast hygiene message to halt acute watery diarrhea

Rwanda, 2 November 2016: With its new oxygen plant, Ruhengeri Hospital is saving more than just money

Somalia, 1 November 2016: Pastoralist communities believe education will build their children's future

Ethiopia, 1 November 2016: Ensuring every child is accounted for and no one is left behind

Somalia, 1 November 2016: Meeting the children in southern Somalia who have never seen a school – or a football

Somalia, 1 November 2016: Devastated mother provided support by Japan-funded care centre

Angola, 31 October 2016: Keeping yellow fever cases at zero

Mozambique, 28 October 2016: UN Secretary-General Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate Ambassador visits

Uganda, 27 October 2016: A mother smiles again after her baby is cured of acute malnutrition

Uganda, 27 October 2016: UNICEF Uganda, UNHCR providing education to over 26,000 South Sudanese refugee primary children

Somalia, 20 October 2016: Children living in camps for those forced to flee their homes suffer from life threatening malnutrition

Uganda, 18 October 2016: On the International Day of the Girl Child, rural adolescent girls highlight their plight

Uganda, 17 October 2016: UNICEF child friendly spaces make South Sudanese refugee children forget their sorrows

Somalia, 13 October 2016: Bringing basic education to those who’ve never had a school

Kenya, 11 October 2016: Message from the UNICEF Kenya Representative on the 2016 International Day of the Girl Child

South Sudan, 14 October 2016: Struggling to survive

South Sudan, 13 October 2016: Families struggle to feed themselves

South Africa, 11 October 2016: Techno Girl opens doors in science and technology

Malawi, 10 October 2016: Living Schools Project

10 October 2016: Girls count!

South Africa, 6 October 2016: Tippy Tap: Improving the lives of children in rural areas

Ethiopia, 5 October 2016: A day in the life of a teacher

Angola, 4 October 2016: Art and the world’s largest lesson

Rwanda, September 2016: “In teaching there is freedom” – Inspiring the next generation of educators

Burundi, 30 September 2016: Community leaders unite against malnutrition

Burundi, 29 September 2016: Still haunted by nightmares

Kenya, 28 September 2016: Working together to spur early childhood development

Somalia, 23 September 2016: Joint UN Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery

Uganda, 23 September 2016: UNICEF supports installation of audio-visual technology at Ugandan Courts for witness protection

South Africa, 22 September 2016: Pursuing her dreams with confidence

Namibia, 21 September 2016: Preventing measles and rubella in remote communities

New York, 19 September 2016: Executive Board reflects on results achieved in 2016, with an eye towards Agenda 2030

Malawi, 19 September 2016: Zainab’s safety net

Rwanda, 16 September 2016: In Rwamagana, children are agents of change for hygiene promotion

New York, 16 September 2016: Executive Board session opens with Executive Director’s call for a focus on results

Kenya, 14 September 2016: Single registry to strengthen social protection launched

Rwanda, 13 September 2016: Water, sanitation and hygiene an integral component of early childhood development

Namibia, 12 September 2016: ‘Little Bugs’ brings early childhood development to the desert

Ethiopia, 8 September 2016: UNICEF and WFP Regional Directors visit El Niño driven drought response

South Sudan, 7 September 2016: For children, it’s all about the future

Burundi, 6 September 2016: Jean-Pierre’s reintegration

Rwanda, 30 August 2016: Itetero helps disseminate important messages on health through radio to reach communities

Rwanda, 30 August 2016: School-based mentors instill reading culture

Madagascar, August 2016: The blue gold rush

Ethiopia, 25 August 2016: Conventional vital events registration launched

Malawi, 23 August 2016: A second chance for girls struggling in class

Rwanda, August 2016: Kwiga Birashimisha: Learning is fun

Somalia, August 2016: Thanking our young change makers

18 August 2016: The Eclectic: Social policy news from Eastern and Southern Africa (Issue #5)

Ethiopia, 16 August 2016: Breastfeeding gives children the best start in life: key for sustainable development

South Africa, August 2016: Speaking out on positive change: An interview with Destiny Faye

Kenya, 14 August 2016: Going the last mile for pastoralist children at the Kenya-Somalia border

Rwanda, 11 August 2016: Promoting continuity of education beginning from pre-primary education

Rwanda, 11 August 2016: School-based mentors support teachers to implement successfully the new competence-based curriculum

Somalia, 10 August 2016: Proud mother builds first latrine in village to safeguard her children’s health

Uganda, 8 August 2016: Plight of an adolescent girl from rural Kasese

Somalia, 8 August 2016: Running water at school means more time for lessons

Uganda, 5 August 2016: Strengthening civic voice to accelerate the improvement of service delivery

Kenya, 5 August 2016: UNICEF partners with Nairobi University for a successful Nairobi Innovation Week 2016

South Sudan, 4 August 2016: Child malnutrition worsens as conflict hinders response

Kenya, 3 August 2016: Promoting and protecting exclusive breastfeeding is key to lowering newborn mortality

Somalia, August 2016: Outpatient Therapeutic Programme services improves the nutrition status of the vulnerable children in the IDPs

Rwanda, July 2016: Itetero gives voices to young children to express themselves and enjoy

Burundi, 28 July 2016: Safe havens: Re-education centres protect formerly detained children

Rwanda, 27 July 2016: “Breastfeeding helps all children to thrive and develop to their full potential.” – Itetero children’s radio programme; 5th episode on exclusive breastfeeding

Ethiopia, 27 April 2016: In the midst of drought, stopping measles in its tracks

Angola, 26 July 2016: Toilets transform communities

South Sudan, 21 July 2016: Supporting children distressed by fighting

Malawi, 19 July 2016: Innovation for life

Burundi, 15 July 2016: The chief of cooks prepares a meal – and dreams of a future

South Sudan, 15 July 2016: “Camps have become a way of life” for families fleeing violence

Somalia, 13 July 2016: Pupils work to ensure that all children go to school

Tanzania, 12 July 2016: Child protection systems safeguard children against violence

South Sudan, 6 July 2016: Escaping violence: Lives uprooted, families torn apart

Malawi, July 2016: Saved from the ugly jaws of child marriage

Uganda, July 2016: Maternal and child health programme saving mothers and babies in hard to reach areas of Acholi Region

Uganda, July 2016: A ray of hope as internally displaced persons and flood victims in Bundibugyo receive food and non-food items

Ethiopia, 29 June 2016: After a harrowing journey, a bittersweet homecoming for migrant children

Burundi, 29 June 2016: A seven-year ordeal: A street child’s experience

Tanzania, 29 June 2016: Counselling sessions help pregnant and breastfeeding mothers give their children a healthy start in life

Tanzania, 27 June 2016: Tackling severe acute malnutrition in Mbeya

Ethiopia, 24 June 2016: South-South cooperation as a new approach for WASH sector development

Angola, 21 June 2016: Mosquito nets keep malaria out

Somalia, 21 June 2016: UNICEF and Government of Italy ensure education for all

Ethiopia, 16 June 2016: Children do not start wars…we know that

Eritrea, 15 June 2016: North Red Sea Community commits to combatting malnutrition

15 June 2016: Blog: African children in conflict and crisis

15 June 2016: What works and what can be done better: UNICEF Executive Board reflects on lessons learned from the first two years of its Strategic Plan

Kenya, 14 June 2016: First Lady launches the 2016 Global Nutrition Report in Nairobi

Ethiopia, 10 June 2016: No one left behind: Linking families to essential social services

Somalia, 9 June 2016: African educationalists agree education is key to tackling conflict

South Africa, 7 June 2016: Play is not a four letter word

6 June 2016: The online/offline mirror

Somalia, 2 June 2016: Somali youth participation in the first World Humanitarian Summit

Ethiopia, 25 May 2016: Return, recovery and reunification of the abducted children in Gambella

Ethiopia, 25 May 2016: Children need peace for education, and education for peace

Tanzania, 27 May 2016: Ernest and his siblings find love and protection in a foster family in Nyarugusu refugee camp

Somalia, 26 May 2016: Female teachers go back to school to learn leadership skills

Ethiopia, 25 May 2016: Abducted as a child, returned an adult after 18 years

Ethiopia, 24 May 2016: Baby WASH – the missing piece of the puzzle?

Rwanda, 18 May 2016: “My children get enough clean water for food, drinking, and washing”

Ethiopia, 16 May 2016: Water trucking brings relief to remote communities and helps revive local education

13 May 2016: Cash transfers: What’s gender got to do with it?

Burundi, 13 May 2016: Youth lead by example

Ethiopia, 9 May 2016: EU’s satellite images provide life saving water to drought affected communities

Ethiopia, 6 May 2016: Failing rains

Angola, 4 May 2016: Explaining the importance of birth registration

South Sudan, 4 May 2016: School is a magical place

Mozambique, 2 May 2016: Southern african neighbours share lessons to inform a cash grant for young children

Somalia, April 2016: Students lend their support to polio eradication

Somalia, 26 April 2016: Prolonged drought pushes communities to the brink

Namibia, 25 April 2016: Little Bugs ECD Centre – providing a ray of hope for families in Sossusvlei

Botswana, April 2016: Dikgosi facilitate children’s involvement on formulation on national vision

Botswana, April 2016: Mobile birth registration initiative a dresses challenges in the Okavango area

Tanzania, 22 April 2016: Strengthening early identification of pediatric HIV cases

Uganda, 20 April 2016: We start in class: the journey to peace

Somalia, 20 April 2016: Remembering my mom: Woki Munyui, UNICEF Education specialist

Ethiopia, 18 April 2016: Reuniting children with their families after migration horrors

South Sudan, 18 April 2016: A bumpy start to a joyful family reunion

Somalia, 15 April 2016: Never too old to learn – a grandmother’s story

Malawi, 14 April 2016: Quality newborn care a must for child survival

Zimbabwe, 14 April 2016: Poorest feel El Niño pain as drought withers harvests, kills livestock

Zimbabwe, 14 April 2016: Drought drives some Apostolic faith members to seek medical help for children

Zimbabwe, 14 April 2016: UNICEF and the Government screens children for malnutrition

Ethiopia, 13 April 2016: Leadership matters: The case of CLTSH

Kenya, 11 April 2016: Four boys rebuilding lives against all odds

Kenya, 11 April 2016: Children and young people act against child marriage in Kakuma refugee camp

Somalia, 11 April 2016: Malnutrition rates among children in IDP camps have complex causes

Madagascar, 30 March 2016: Ranjanirina, in pursuit of his identity

Mozambique, 30 March 2016: Adolescents support the national HIV response

Ethiopia, 29 March 2016: New hope in the face of drought

Mozambique, 24 March 2016: A mother’s loving care

Somalia, 23 March 2016: A teenager who suffered through FGM/C works with her community to end the practice

Burundi, 23 March 2016: Optimism despite continued violence

South Africa, 23 March 2016: A brighter future beckons through Isibindi

Ethiopia, 22 March 2016: In drought-stricken regions, children search for water and a lifeline for their hopes

Uganda, 22 March 2016: UNICEF provides clean water to drought affected communities in Kotido District

Malawi, 18 March 2016: Flying high to save children from HIV

South Africa, 17 March 2016: Isibindi: Guiding tomorrows leaders

Somalia, 15 March 2016: Former circumciser leads the campaign against FGM/C

Ethiopia, 14 March 2016: Universal or universality – it’s all part of the ONEWASH

Zimbabwe, March 2016: The impact of drought and hunger in rural areas

Ethiopia, 10 March 2016: New analysis finds encouraging results on nutrition sector

Somalia, March 2016: Support from JPLG ensures a fire-gutted school reopens in record time

Somalia, March 2016: Cleaners in Somaliland schools are finally paid thanks to JPLG

South Africa, March 2016: The best gift

Zimbabwe, March 2016: Aliah Silibiza’s story: No WASH facilities equals no inclusion

Somalia, March 2016: A second return

Somalia, March 2016: Drought in northern Somalia forces families to travel long distances in search of water

South Africa, 4 March 2016: Isibindi: Making brighter futures possible

South Sudan, 4 March 2016: Literacy schools light up cattle camp communities

Ethiopia, 2 March 2016: Children need communities

South Sudan, 2 March 2016: Rebuilding children’s lives after a sudden outburst of violence

Burundi, 1 March 2016: NOW is the time to invest in children

Ethiopia, February 2016: Saving a child too thin to be vaccinated

Somalia, February 2016: Drought leave students without schools in Puntland

Somalia, February 2016: Fresh start after life as a child solder

24 February 2016: Cash transfers and fertility: new evidence from Africa

South Africa, 24 February 2016: Isibindi: Making a real difference

Burundi, 22 February 2016: Mothers take on malnutrition

Mozambique, 23 February 2016: Water source improves school performance of children in Zambézia

Mozambique, 22 February 2016: Visiting families supported by the social support programs

Kenya, 20 February 2016: Call for adolescent-friendly services at a national forum for adolescents living with HIV

Somalia, 19 February 2016: Once in a lifetime training opportunity for female teachers

Ethiopia, 19 February 2016: A UNICEF rural water and sanitation programme ensures a healthy life

South Africa, 18 February 2016: Safe Parks: Making a positive difference

Eritrea, 18 February 2016: Donkey for school: Making education possible

Eritrea, 18 February 2016: Group homes: Building family

Ethiopia, 17 February 2016: Ministers of water, sanitation and hygiene gather for world meeting

South Sudan, 16 February 2016: After an education disrupted, relief as children resume exams

Somalia, 11 February 2016: Never look back – former Somali child soldiers craft new lives

South Sudan, 11 February 2016: Giving up guns to tend goats gives children hope

Somalia, 11 February 2016: Free mother and child health services launched with UNICEF’s support in Jubaland

Rwanda, 9 February 2016: Effective learning through a play-based learning approach

Namibia, 9 February 2016: Using sport as springboard for social development

Rwanda, 9 February 2016: Improving the quality of teaching through the school-based mentoring programme

South Africa, 9 February 2016: Mining, civil society and UNICEF agree to partner to further children’s rights within the mining sector

Zimbabwe, 5 February 2016: EU contributes 42.9 million euros to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health

Somalia, February 2016: A displaced family in Baidoa talk about their lives

South Africa, 4 February 2016: Lego: Adding colour to playtime

Ethiopia, 4 February 2016: UNICEF and EU save lives with community-based newborn care programme

Uganda, 2 February 2016: Mobile technology innovations greatly strengthen accountability for results to children

Somalia, January 2016: Educate-a-Child boosts enrolment in Berbera

Zimbabwe, January 2016: The constitutional court ruling on ending child marriages

January 2016: The PBEA Post – Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy: Regional update

Ethiopia, 26 January 2016: “I could help my family be free from poverty if I was educated. Not if I am married.”

South Africa, January 2016: Lego helping join young hands together

Lesotho, 20 January 2016: Reaching communities with basic services

Swaziland, January 2016: A rape victim finds a safe space for recovery

Somalia, January 2016: Joint measles and birth registration campaign provides 100,000 children with birth certificates

Ethiopia, 12 January 2016: In a quiet rural area, a three year old boy holds the promise of a healthy nation

South Sudan, 1 January 2016: UNICEF helps separated children get home for Christmas



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