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In chronological order:

Zimbabwe, 6 June 2017: Piped water scheme transforms lives in Buhera District

Zambia, 31 May 2017: Reaching my potential

Mozambique, 31 May 2017: Self-made mHealth trouble-shooter

Uganda, 30 May 2017: UNICEF child friendly spaces sensitize girls on FGM, child marriage in Karamoja

Uganda, 30 May 2017: UNICEF Adolescent Empowerment Programme provides hope to adolescent girls from South Sudan

Somalia, 30 May 2017: US$5 million funding from Japan helps UNICEF reach 5,000 women affected by GBV in 2016

Somalia, 30 May 2017: A chance at a better future

Tanzania, 28 May 2017: WASH in schools: female hygiene management

Somalia, 25 May 2017: Hundreds of youth graduate with new skills from a Japan-supported peace building programme

Somalia, 23 May 2017: A pastoralist life is no obstacle to education – thanks to UNICEF and USAID

Malawi, 22 May 2017: Local hero: a rural teacher works hard to keep children in school

Somalia, 20 May 2017: Children displaced by drought benefit from a JPLG-supported school in Berbera

Mozambique, 19 May 2017: IOM, UNICEF, Mozambique host first ever forum to fight trafficking of people with albinism in Southern Africa

Somalia, 16 May 2017: Hundreds of thousands of children immunized against measles in outbreak hotspots

Mozambique, 16 May 2017: My child marriage story

Kenya, 15 May 2017: So close but yet so far – reaching children in urban areas with life-saving vaccines

Ethiopia, 14 May 2017: Strong mothers go the extra mile to keep their children safe

Somalia, 12 May 2017: A home away from home

South Africa, 10 May 2017: Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra hosts inaugural UNICEF fundraising gala

South Sudan, 10 May 2017: Speaking out against gender-based violence

South Sudan, 4 May 2017: Keeping women safe in displacement camps

Malawi, 2 May 2017: Meet Sydney: a rural teacher juggling two classes in one day

Somalia, 1 May 2017: Keeping children in school amidst a severe drought

Uganda, 27 April 2017: Host communities and refugees coexist peacefully despite strained resources

Kenya, 26 April 2017: Ensuring the safety and well-being of vulnerable children

Namibia, 25 April 2017: A new mother brings early childhood development to her community

Uganda, 25 April 2017: UNICEF introduces nutrition outreaches to reach all South Sudanese refugee children

Kenya, 24 April 2017: Going the distance in close quarters

Somalia, 23 April 2017: Drought leaves a father too weak to take his malnourished child to get treatment

Somalia, 23 April 2017: In the midst of a drought – rain is not necessarily a solution

Malawi, 21 April 2017: Hunger crisis forces teenage girls to sell sex

Ethiopia, 20 April 2017: Adapting response efforts to stop the spread of acute watery diarrhoea

Uganda, 18 April 2017: UNICEF adopts grandmother approach to end FGM/C and early child marriage

Somalia, 17 April 2017: UNICEF battles against the clock to provide life saving treatment to those suffering from cholera and acute watery diarrhoea

Somalia, 13 April 2017: Drought forces many children to stop going to school to support the family

Malawi, 12 April 2017: Fighting malnutrition in Mwanza

Uganda, 11 April 2017: Karamajong men defy culture to support development of their children

Somalia, 10 April 2017: Mobile health workers work flat out to treat those displaced by drought

Somalia, 7 April 2017: Families on the move in Somaliland ravaged by drought

Ethiopia, 6 April 2017: German funds for the Horn of Africa drought response to increase from 100 million Euro to 300 million Euro

Somalia, 3 April 2017: Major suspected cholera/AWD outbreak

Zimbabwe, 3 April 2017: Tsholotsho struggles with disease burden after unprecedented flooding

Somalia, 3 April 2017: It takes a village to educate a child

Madagascar, March 2017: Mobile nutrition teams key to reaching the unreached

Kenya, 31 March 2017: Severe drought threatens to leave 4 million food insecure

Mozambique, 30 March 2017: Saving lives of children with malnutrition

28 March 2017: Famine crisis – time is running out

Somalia, 28 March 2017: The drought stricken town on the river – where water is the problem and the solution

27 March 2017: 5 things to know about children and famine

Uganda, 27 March 2017: Hygiene promoters boost sanitation and hygiene in South Sudanese refugee settlements

South Sudan, 24 March 2017: Tom Hiddleston on the famine

South Sudan, 22 March 2017: Families struggle for clean water In Juba

Somalia, 22 March 2017: A struggle for water in drought-stricken Somaliland

Malawi, 22 March 2017: Why water is becoming the country’s most precious resource

Somalia, 22 March 2017: A father’s agonizing vigil at a cholera treatment centre

Angola, 21 March 2017: Water, Miquelina and her family

South Sudan, 21 March 2017: Averting famine and saving lives

Malawi, 15 March 2017: Improving care for mothers and babies

Somalia, 15 March 2017: Providing youth with options

South Sudan, 15 March 2017: Famine just the latest danger to South Sudanese children

South Africa, 13 March 2017: The Bureau of the UNICEF Executive Board visits

Somalia, 13 March 2017: Diarrhoea is preventable and easily treated but many families leave it too late

Uganda, 13 March 2017: UNICEF’s emergency water, sanitation and hygiene interventions curb diseases

Kenya, 12 March 2017: Reaching malnourished children with life-saving nutrition supplies

Somalia, 9 March 2017: “We are here to stay” – Dadaab returnees built new lives with hope and help

Rwanda, 8 March 2017: UNICEF Ireland and Aer Lingus visit inaugurate the first Early Childhood Development Centre in Ngororero District

Ethiopia, 7 March 2017: Saving adolescents from the scourge of parasites

Uganda, 6 March 2017: Community leaders, religious leaders spearhead the campaign against female genital mutilation

Malawi, 6 March 2017: Social cash transfer opens opportunities

Mozambique, 3 March 2017: From undocumented to filled with rights

Zimbabwe, 1 March 2017: Reaching out to Apostolic sect in Buhera District

Rwanda, February 2017: “Life is all about setting goals” – Josiah’s story

Somalia, 27 February 2017: Qaali Hayebi travels 400 kilometres to save her family

South Africa, 24 February 2017: UNICEF partners with Ster-Kinekor to combat bullying

Malawi, 23 February 2017: German Ambassador visits UNICEF nutrition and WASH projects

Somalia, 23 February 2017: UNICEF and WFP Representatives see joint assistance for Somalis suffering effects of drought

Somalia, 22 February 2017: Teenage mum at school for the first time with her baby in her arms

South Africa, 21 February 2017: Having a vision to overcome

Malawi, 21 February 2017: Caught in a trap: Fishing communities feel the strain of hunger crisis

South Africa, 21 February 2017: Championing change in the Northern Cape

Malawi, 21 February 2017: Hunger driving parents to marry off young girls

Somalia, 17 February 2017: Little Munasar suffers as his family moves to escape the drought

Ethiopia, 15 February 2017: Mobile health and nutrition teams providing crucial services for pastoralist mothers as they cope with drought

Somalia, 12 February 2017: Never look back: former child soldiers crafting new lives

Kenya, 9 February 2017: A mother leads the movement to stop FGM in her community

Rwanda, 7 February 2017: Thanks to quality pre-primary learning, children aspire to contribute to the development of their country

Rwanda, 7 February 2017: New competency-based curriculum brings out creative teaching in educators

Ethiopia, 6 February 2017: UNICEF commits to speed up its efforts to end the violent practice of FGM/C

6 February 2017: What you need to know about female genital mutilation

Somalia, 6 February 2017: Women facing daily threat of violence in makeshift camps for the displaced

Kenya, 5 February 2017: What if it happened to me?

Somalia, 30 January 2017: Sharp increase in number of people suffering from acute watery diarrhoea

Mozambique, 30 January 2017: Drought through the eyes of a child

Mozambique, 30 January 2017: Mobile health brigades provide healthcare to children in drought

Malawi, 30 January 2017: A health surveillance assistant’s intervention saves the life of baby Daniel

Rwanda, 25 January 2017: Dreams come true as dedicated social workers find loving families for orphans

Angola, 24 January 2017: How a community leader fights measles

Somalia, 24 January 2017: Drought forces parents to choose which children to feed as they flee their village

Malawi, 23 January 2017: Photography through the eyes of children in conflict with the law

Malawi, 23 January 2017: Konja recovers from malnutrition to a bouncy girl

Ethiopia, 23 January 2017: Surviving hard times through therapeutic foods

Ethiopia, 20 January 2017: Laying the foundation of future generations

Ethiopia, 19 January 2017: Rehabilitation of borehole saves thousands of lives and livestock during drought

Somalia, 19 January 2017: Villages work together to end open defecation

Somalia, 18 January 2017: Female teachers in Somaliland aim for the top after graduating from management course

Kenya, 18 January 2017: Why polio campaigns must reach every last child

Angola, 17 January 2017: Travelling to the country’s remotest communities to register new births

Zambia, 17 January 2017: Eight-seven adolescent girls enrolled in internship program as part of UNICEF’s Girls 2030 Initiative

Somalia, 13 January 2017: Former labourer Abdirahman plans to be an engineer thanks to ‘Educate a Child’

Ethiopia, 13 January 2017: KfW provides vehicles to support mobile health and nutrition teams in Somali region

Burundi, 12 January 2017: Advocating for children’s rights

Kenya, 10 January 2017: Why toilets matter

Zambia, 10 January 2017: LuWSI: A unique and necessary approach to protecting Lusaka’s water

Malawi, 9 January 2017: Saving children in the midst of acute food shortage

Zambia, 9 January 2017: The power of inclusive sport

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

South Sudan, 14 October 2016: Struggling to survive

Angola, 14 October 2016: One hand washes the other…for better health

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

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

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

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

10 October 2016: Girls count!

Malawi, 10 October 2016: Living Schools Project

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

5 September 2016: Why research should be a priority in the global response to the child migration crisis

Madagascar, August 2016: The blue gold rush

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

Ethiopia, 25 August 2016: Conventional vital events registration launched

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

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

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

Rwanda, August 2016: Kwiga Birashimisha: Learning is fun

Somalia, August 2016: Thanking our young change makers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ethiopia, 6 June 2016: Striving for equitable healthcare for children

6 June 2016: The online/offline mirror

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

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, 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

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

Burundi, 13 May 2016: Youth lead by example

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

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

Nairobi, 29 April 2016: Developing UNICEF’s data strategy

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

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

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

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

Angola, 14 April 2016: Yellow fever shows vaccine funding is critical

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

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

Burundi, 23 March 2016: Optimism despite continued violence

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: Cleaners in Somaliland schools are finally paid thanks to JPLG

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

South Africa, March 2016: The best gift

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

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

Somalia, March 2016: A second return

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

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

Ethiopia, 3 March 2016: Priests in Amhara advocate to End Child Marriage

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

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

Burundi, 22 February 2016: Mothers take on malnutrition

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

February 2016: El Niño sweeps across parts of Africa, destroying children’s futures

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

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

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

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

Swaziland, 31 December 2015: Changing day care

Ethiopia, 29 December 2015: KOICA and UNICEF’s partnership for the health of mothers and children

Zimbabwe, December 2015: Government, UNICEF and the World Bank launch ground-breaking Poverty Atlas

Zimbabwe, December 2015: Satellite school feeding program keeps children in school in Karoi

Ethiopia, 28 December 2015: Elders advise against child marriage in favour of education in Amhara

South Sudan, 21 December 2015: UNICEF helps tearful reunion of separated children

Uganda, December 2015: Male involvement critical in the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV campaign

Somalia, December 2015: Early warning means quick response to El Niño rains

Somalia, December 2015: European Union helping Somali residents to end decades-long water shortage

Somalia, December 2015: UNICEF and the Global Fund fighting malaria together

Burundi, 17 December 2015: Stolen childhoods: Growing up amid violence

Somalia, December 2015: Nearly 56,000 Somali children still suffering from severe acute malnutrition

Somalia, December 2015: Five years since the famine, children are still stalked by the menace of hunger

Mozambique, 10 December 2015: Meeting child brides

Mozambique, 10 December 2015: Child marriage: “In the end it wasn’t my choice”

Ethiopia, 10 December 2015: Heads of UN agencies call on world as frightening drought looms

Ethiopia, 9 December 2015: Health workers create awareness on the consequences of child marriage in Amhara

Uganda, December 2015: Government and partners launch measles campaign

South Sudan, 7 December 2015: Strong women supported by gender-based violence project

Malawi, December 2015: Cash transfers change lives of HIV+ female headed households in Mangochi

Ethiopia, 3 December 2015: Determined men and women form a community to end child marriage

South Sudan, 1 December 2015: Behind the camera: Malnutrition

Zimbabwe, 1 December 2015: Worlds AIDS Day: Call to continue bold steps towards AIDS free generation

South Africa, 25 November 2015: UNICEF and 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children

South Sudan, 23 November 2015: Bringing hope to mothers

Somalia, November 2015: School children spread the word about life saving vaccinations

South Africa, 18 November 2015: Isibindi: Caring for the most vulnerable

Burundi, 17 November 2015: Starting again from scratch

Uganda, 16 November 2015: Life saving health interventions keep refugee children free from disease

Somalia, 15 November 2015: Measles campaign launched

Somalia, 12 November 2015: Graduates from UNICEF’s Learning for Peace Programme set for a brighter future

Burundi, 11 November 2015: Energy equity for vulnerable children

Kenya, 10 November 2015: Polio and Immunization Ambassador is UN Person of the Year 2015

South Africa, 10 November 2015: Youth: An opportunity to interrupt the intergenerational transmission of poverty

South Sudan, 9 November 2015: Another chance at life

Rwanda, 2 November 2015: UNICEF joins celebrations to mark the Maternal and Child Health Week, together with Global Handwashing Day

Namibia, 2 November 2015: Promoting exclusive breastfeeding as a standard practice for countering malnutrition

South Africa, 1 November 2015: UNICEF South Africa hosts screening of “He named me Malala”

Uganda, October 2015: UNICEF helps reconstruct lost hope and future for child mothers and children born in captivity

Uganda, October 2015: From loneliness and jiggers to joy

Ethiopia, 21 October 2015: Joining hands to ensure polio transmission remains at zero

Ethiopia, 20 October 2015: A young boy holds the promise of a healthy nation

South Africa, 16 October 2015: Children pledge to change poor hygiene habits at Global Handwashing Day event in Soweto

Eritrea, 15 October 2015: Global Handwashing Day

Mozambique, 15 October 2015: Puppet theatre encourages students to wash their hands

Somalia, October 2015: Survivors of rape given support by Japan-funded Centre

Malawi, 13 October 2015: Celebrating International Day of the Girl

Zimbabwe, October 2015: Empowering the girl: Lets act today, for a better tomorrow

South Sudan, 14 October 2015: A poem for peace

Ethiopia, 2 October 2015: Girls’ Empowerment Race in Samara to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Somalia, 2 October 2015: The 196th nation to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Zimbabwe, 1 October 2015: Former child bride tells her story of how she married a stranger

South Sudan, 1 October 2015: Education brings the promise of a bright future for children in Bentiu

Somalia, 1 October 2015: Children take part in the World’s Largest Lesson on UN Goals

Zimbabwe, September 2015: Exploring the impact of the harmonized cash transfers

South Sudan, 22 September 2015: Clean water at last

South Sudan, 21 September 2015: International Day of Peace: DJ and model Mari Malek visits school

Ethiopia, 17 September 2015: Gonder and Samara to spearhead Girls’ Empowerment Races

Tanzania, 15 September 2015: Born early in Zanzibar, kangaroo mothers giving their babies the best start in life

Kenya, 15 September 2015: A convert to peace building

Ethiopia, 11 September 2015: Men to protect women from any form of violence says Aster Aweke

Somalia, 8 September 2015: Somaliland pledges to increase literacy by 2030

Somalia, 6 September 2015: “Water is Life” – new water system transforms village life

Somalia, 3 September 2015: Somali youth use video to tell the authorities about community problems

Tanzania, 1 September 2015: Piecing back a child’s life torn apart

Uganda, September 2015: eMTCT success: 26 year old HIV positive mother learns from her mistake to save future children from HIV

Uganda, September 2015: UNICEF and Government saving children from malnutrition and its effects

Malawi, August 2015: Chief Kachindamoto annulled 330 teenage marriages

Zimbabwe, August 2015: Changing the face of social mobilization through SMS

Somalia, August 2015: Photographs by Somali children provide unique insight into their priorities

Mozambique, 28 August 2015: Sports helps improve adolescent girl school performance

Ethiopia, 24 August 2015: A partnership to improve nutrition

Burundi, 20 August 2015: Repeated migrations and increasing vulnerability

Zimbabwe, 18 August 2015: World Breastfeeding Week

Somalia, August 2015: A new latrine is the pride and joy of Somali families

Tanzania, 12 August 2015: For Burundian refugee children, a safe place for learning

Tanzania, 5 August 2015: Using mobile technology to reunite families

Burundi, 27 July 2015: Finding safe shelter

Burundi, 14 July 2015: Refugee movements exacerbate food insecurity

Eritrea, 13 July 2015: Supporting a community and saving lives

Tanzania, 10 July 2015: Protecting refugees from cholera

Tanzania, 9 July 2015: Improving access to water for refugees

South Sudan, 6 July 2015: Running for their lives

Zambia, 29 June 2015: Barefeet Theatre vows to always incorporate hygiene and sanitation messaging

Tanzania, 29 June 2015: Promoting hygiene, saving lives at camp for Burundian refugees

Ethiopia, 25 June 2015: Efforts boosted to end child marriage and FGM/C by 2025 at the National Girl Summit

Rwanda, 22 June 2015: Vaccination Week supported by UNICEF at Mahama Refugee Camp

New York, 19 June 2015: UNICEF Executive Board concludes with a presentation of field visits to Madagascar and Malaysia

Uganda, 19 June 2015: Village health teams reducing under five mortality in the north east

Eritrea, 18 June 2015: Making the practise of FGM/C a thing of the past

Tanzania, 17 June 2015: In refugee camp, malnutrition a growing risk for Burundian children

Malawi, 14 June 2015: Engaging youth at Malawi’s Children’s Future Festival

Ethiopia, 12 June 2015: Polio transmission deemed interrupted

Ethiopia, 11 June 2015: Blissless matrimony

Zimbabwe, 10 June 2015: Experts and youth share experiences on the youth situation

Burundi, 5 June 2015: Children cross to safety, and back again

Burundi, 2 June 2015: Protecting the most vulnerable children in times of trouble

Zimbabwe, 1 June 2015: Youth participation in the SDGs: Getting beyond the rhetoric

Uganda, May 2015: UNICEF addresses malnutrition among South Sudan refugee children

Tanzania, 28 May 2015: A rush to help Burundi’s refugee children

May 2015: The PBEA Post – Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy: Regional update

Tanzania, 26 May 2015: FANUS 3rd Conference on Nutrition in Africa at Crossroads

South Sudan, 22 May 2015: Preventing malaria, one net at a time

Somalia, 21 May 2015: Birth registration in Somaliland

Malawi, 18 May 2015: UNICEF and partners launch an innovation hub in Blantyre

Ethiopia, 18 May 2015: Drilling Deep to Keep Children’s Teeth and Bones Protected

Kenya, 15 May 2015: Saving children from severe malnutrition in semi-arid lands

Namibia, 14 May 2015: Reaching rural communities with good health practices

Rwanda, 11 May 2015: Celebrating academic excellence and lifelong mentorship for girls

Malawi, 1 May 2015: “What does water mean to you?”

Malawi, May 2015: UNICEF response to child malnutrition and recurrent flooding [Field diary]

Malawi, May 2015: Emergency mode [Field diary]

Burundi, 28 April 2015: Inclusive learning builds a path to achievement

Uganda, April 2015: No more pumping: UNICEF provides piped water to the people of Kapedo, Kaabong District

Zimbabwe, April 2015: Benefitting from the Harmonized Social Transfer Programme – The story of Mbuya Mwanza

Zimbabwe, April 2015: Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare meets beneficiaries of cash transfers

25 April 2015: Protecting pregnant women from malaria – a missed “quick win”

Malawi, 20 April 2015: Back home at last, sad and frightened

Burundi, 16 April 2015: A one-stop shop for children living on the street

Somalia, April 2015: Preventing and tackling child malnutrition close to home

Somalia, 14 April 2015: Learning for Peace

Uganda, 10 April 2015: Nutrition interventions give refugee children a second chance to life

Mozambique, 6 April 2015: Life after the floods

Malawi, 6 April 2015: PSI: Projecting life-saving skills for the flood-displaced on a movie screen

Uganda, 1 April 2015: Child Friendly Spaces support healing of South Sudan refugee children

Uganda, 1 April 2015: Safe water, good sanitation and hygiene beget a healthy living for South Sudan refugees

Somalia, 31 March 2015: Eleven year old Abdi inspires villagers to abandon open defecation

Rwanda, 27 March 2015: National partnership on children with disabilities

Zimbabwe, 27 March 2015: Public-private partnership contributes to safe water to thousands in Chiredzi

Zimbabwe, 27 March 2015: Rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation services changes lives

Uganda, 27 March 2015: Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV taking shape

Zimbabwe, 27 March 2015: School improvement grants helping children with disabilities access education

Ethiopia, 26 March 2015: Donors appreciative of the joint UNFPA/UNICEF programme to stop FGM/C in Afar Region

Rwanda, 25 March 2015: Scaling up home fortification

Uganda, 25 March 2015: UNICEF Innovations critical to avert Typhoid outbreak

Ethiopia, 23 March 2015: Managing to supply water to 48 million people

Kenya, 20 March 2015: Promoting exclusive breastfeeding to save babies’ lives

Malawi, 20 March 2015: What does water mean to you? Communities in share their water stories

Zimbabwe, 17 March 2015: Government and UNICEF launch report on disability

Somalia, March 2015: Providing safe and reliable water in schools and health centres

Somalia, March 2015: Improving urban water service delivery in Somaliland

Zimbabwe, 11 March 2015: Partnerships needed to end child marriages

10 March 2015: Disaster Risk Reduction: what’s at stake for children at Sendai?

Somalia, March 2015: A sachet of micronutrient powder a day boosts children’s health and development

Uganda, 7 March 2015: Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator – International Women’s Day 2015

Malawi, 6 March 2015: The quiet flood victims: orphans and vulnerable children

Malawi, 6 March 2015: Spotlight on girls: protection and education are key

Kenya, March 2015: A child’s call to address malnutrition

Madagascar, 3 March 2015: Life is too expensive for families living in extreme poverty

Kenya, 2 March 2015: HIV does not define who I am

Burundi, 27 February 2015: New beginnings for conflict-affected communities

Uganda, 25 February 2015: Government and partners develop National Action Plan to end child sacrifice

February 2015: The PBEA Post – Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy: Regional update

Uganda, 24 February 2015: Health workers join campaign against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Ethiopia, 23 February 2015: Girls’ education: an unusual music video but a familiar tale

South Sudan, 20 February 2015: A school reopens, but risks remain

Madagascar, 19 February 2015: Young people in the service of community and environment

Burundi, 19 February 2015: Working to end energy poverty

Malawi, 18 February 2015: Malawi Queens visit flood survivors in Nsanje

Ethiopia, 17 February 2015: Crown Princess of Denmark visited programmes supporting girls and women in Afar Region

Somalia, 16 February 2015: UNICEF works to save the lives of Somali mothers

Somalia, 16 February 2015: Children snap thousands of extraordinary photos of their lives with UNICEF support

Uganda, 16 February 2015: Sensitisation key to eliminating female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)

Zimbabwe, 16 February 2015: Research awards honour young scientists

Malawi, 10 February 2015: EU visits flood-affected communities

Somalia, February 2015: A new maternity ward in Borama, Somaliland to help save the lives of mothers and their newborns

Ethiopia, 11 February 2015: 27,000 people to benefit from multiple village clean water supply project in Tigray

Malawi, 10 February 2015: Video: After floods, displaced pupils continue learning

Malawi, 5 February 2015: Advocating for clean water for flood survivors

Somalia, 5 February 2015: Former circumcision practitioner, Asha, talks about how she was persuaded to give up her work

Malawi, 2 February 2015: After the rains, picking up the pieces

Uganda, February 2015: U-report wins prestigious Global Award

Malawi, 2 February 2015: After the deluge: Malawians getting on with things

February 2015: Ending child marriage: The time to act is NOW

Eritrea, January 2015: More people living in communities free from open defecation

Malawi, January 2015: Wading in waters waist high to get to class

Malawi, 30 January 2015: Our response to the floods

Tanzania, 30 January 2015: A passport to a better life

Uganda, January 2015: DFID Director General visits, sees how Birth Cushion innovation improves safe delivery

Malawi, 29 January 2015: Ramping up health and nutrition support for flooding’s youngest victims

Somalia, 29 January 2015: Japanese Government's support to Somali children

Mozambique, 28 January 2015: Malaria major concern in displacement centres after flooding

Ethiopia, 27 January 2015: UNICEF Advocates joined hands to support HIV/AIDS prevention interventions both in Ethiopia and Chad

South Sudan, 27 January 2015: Child soldiers: Long way back to freedom

Malawi, 23 January 2015: In the misery of the floods, finding a way forward

Somalia, 23 January 2015: Communication for Development work on polio in Puntland

Uganda, 22 January 2015: Computer whiz shares how he fosters community

Malawi, 21 January 2015: School closed, camp for flood victims opened

Somalia, 20 January 2015: The Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified by the Somali President in front of hundreds of school children

Somalia, 7 January 2015: UNICEF helps Somaliland street children reunite with their families

Somalia, 6 January 2015: Shab’aan’s story

South Sudan, 19 December 2014: Media makes a difference!

South Sudan, 18 December 2014: A mother's nightmare

South Africa, 18 December 2014: Santam’s 2015 Child Art Calendar promotes children’s rights

Somalia, 17 December 2014: FAO, WHO & UNICEF join forces to fight against polio, measles and livestock diseases

Malawi, December 2014: Investing in the future at Taiza Community-Based Child Care Centre

South Sudan, 16 December 2014: Give peace a chance. Run with youth.

South Sudan, 15 December 2014: Breaking down barriers to girls' education

Ethiopia, 15 December 2014: One year on – South Sudan refugee children still in need of life saving support

Zimbabwe, December 2014: The burden of thirst: Rural water challenges increase inequality among women

Zimbabwe, December 2014: Girls making connections and challenging the boundaries of science education

Zimbabwe, December 2014: Breaking the silence: The story of Tapuwa

New York, 11 December 2014: The video game idea that caused a walkout at a gaming convention

Somalia, 3 December 2014: Villagers in northern Somalia battle against female circumcision

Somalia, 2 December 2014: Government’s Go 2 School campaign brings children to class for the first time

Malawi, 1 December 2014: World Aids Day: AIDS-free generation starts with children

 

 

 

 

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