20 June 2017 - The European Union has committed €800,000 for UNICEF’s humanitarian response programmes to help refugee children in Kenya. The funding will support humanitarian child protection and education services for children in Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps.



“It was all part of the tradition, so I felt like I was helping the girls. But sometimes I would feel a pain in my heart.” Naruko from Samburu County was once a female circumciser, but has since abandoned the practice.

UNICEF and UNFPA report on their Joint Programme to accelerate abandonment of FGM.




2017 World Breastfeeding Week

"Sustaining Breastfeeding Together"

Date: 1 - 7 August 2017

World Breastfeeding Week helps support women who choose to breastfeed their children. Giving children the best start in life begins with breastfeeding. But for working women in all contexts, breastfeeding remains a challenge. Join us in empowering and supporting women - especially working women - who breastfeed!


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