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Photo of the Week
18 September 2018

Malawi, 2017: Eighteen-month-old Madalitso Julius plays outside his family’s home, in Tchereni Village in Mwanza District. The now-healthy toddler was treated for acute malnutrition in 2016. Although millions of children still die every year from a lack of access to water, sanitation, proper nutrition or basic health services, the number of children dying under age 5 worldwide fell dramatically from 12.6 million in 1990 to 5.4 million in 2017.

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10 September 2018

Afghanistan, 2018: "The drought has destroyed everything!" yells Khair Mohammad in Daykundi Province in frustration - no longer able to feed his seven children. "This year we had little rain and, as farmers, we cannot survive without water," he adds angrily. Global hunger is on the rise again: 821 million people are now hungry. With one third of the Afghan population food insecure, the dry spell is further exacerbating already fragile living conditions for children and families.

Danger every step of the way

“We risked our lives to come here,” said Mohammad, 17, “We knew it is not safe. We do it, or we die.”

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Twenty-five landmarks for children

Celebrating 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with 25 landmarks for children.
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Surviving Hurricane Matthew

“The roofs and tree branches flew away. Water started coming in, things were flying everywhere”.

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