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Violence scars children
October 2017: In every country, in every culture, there is violence against children  –  some of them as young as 1 year old. Violence against children is pervasive and not only inflicts physical wounds but also leaves children with mental scars.

South Sudan: Getting children back to learning
February 2016: A massive push is underway to bring the chance to learn to more than half a million out-of-school children. South Sudan has the lowest rate of school attendance in the world and two years of conflict has only made the situation worse.

Ethiopia: A drop to ensure no child is paralysed because of polio
October 2015: On this year’s World Polio Day we are closer than ever to ending polio. But we cannot rest until the number of cases is zero.

Madagascar: Launch of the SOWC 2013
May 2013: In Madagascar, the launch of the 'State of the World's Children 2013: Children with Disabilities' split into two events: presentations and speeches in the morning; performances of children, including children with disabilities, in the afternoon.

Kenya: Violence against children
December 2012: UNICEF advocates for the protection of children from all forms of abuse, neglect, and violence and continues to support a variety of initiatives for vulnerable Kenyan children, including those who have been subjected to violence.

Turkana: Water, sanitation and hygiene project
November 2012: Access to improved drinking water has made a real difference in the community, especially for the children. Gender-sensitive segregated latrines have been constructed in four schools to address sanitation hence improving girls' enrolment.

Angola celebrates one year without polio
August 2012: This is a major milestone for a country which had originally defeated polio in 2001 but has suffered repeated re-importations since 2005.

Gender-based violence in Somalia
July 2012: In many displacement camps, incidents of gender-based violence – including rape, as well as violent attacks following food distributions – are increasing. UNICEF is supporting preventive initiatives while aiding affected girls and women.

Measles vaccination campaign in Burundi
An integrated measles vaccination campaign was held in June 2012 as part of nationwide Maternal and Child Health Week activities. The campaign aimed to vaccinate more than 1.4 million children aged 6 months to 5 years old against the disease.

Day of the African Child 2012: Living with disability in Namibia
This year’s Day of the African Child was commemorated under the theme ‘The Rights of the Children with disabilities: The Duty to Protect, Respect, Promote and Fulfil’. The event served as a platform to launch Namibia’s National Agenda for Children.

Day of the African Child 2012: Living with disability in Burundi
This year’s Day of the African Child focused on children living with disabilities. Burundi celebrated the day by playing, singing and dancing and they proved that disability is not inability.

Living with disabilities in Africa
Millions of children are among the estimated 80 million people living with some kind of disability in Africa.

Horn of Africa crisis
In late August 2011, the crisis in the Horn of Africa – affecting primarily Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti – continued, with a worsening drought, rising food prices and ongoing conflict in Somalia.

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake visits the village of Kapua in Turkana District, Kenya.

Measles immunization campaign
Vaccination campaign for children living in host communities around Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.

Horn of Africa: Dadaab
Registration of new arrivals in IFO refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya.

Opportunity in crisis
UNICEF and partners launch global report on HIV and young people

Child soldiers
Demobilization of child soldiers in Burundi



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