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October 2016: "The roofs and tree branches flew away. Water started coming in, things were flying everywhere".

September 2016: Having risked all to get to Europe, many refugee and migrant children find new obstacles on their path to asylum. 

June 2016: The internet brings opportunities for expression online, but opportunity and risk often go hand-in-hand.

May 2016: One of the worst droughts in decades continues to threaten the futures of children across Ethiopia.

April 2016: Bound by violence, and freed by dreams.

March 2016: Children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable children on the move.

December 2015: Tackling undernutrition in Asia and Africa through a global EU-UNICEF initiative.

December 2015: Early diagnosis, treatment, and care ensures long, healthy lives for those diagnosed with HIV.

November 2015: Refugees and migrants seeking safe passage in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia.

September 2015: Education is every child's right. These 10 photos show how learning is universal.

August 2015: For two adolescent boys, 15-year-old Fares and 18-year-old Fahed, practising parkour helps them cope with life in Gaza.

May 2015: Usher, who has a physical disability, is attending a UNICEF-supported inclusive school in Guinea-Bissau.

March 2015: Orphaned by Ebola, Mercy starts anew in the loving home of a foster family.

December 2014: Reuniting Ebola-affected children in Liberia with family or caregivers is of utmost priority.

November 2014: Photographs by typhoon-affected children portray recovery and healing one year after the storm.

September 2014: Sierra Leone aimed to reach every household with life-saving information to prevent the further spread of Ebola.

August 2014: At Ahmadiya Muslim Primary School in Sierra Leone, the child-friendly model of education is driving better learning results. 

June 2014: Ten newborn babies die every minute, but the majority of these deaths are due to preventable causes.

September 2016: UNICEF-supported child-friendly spaces provide a safe and protective environment, helping children cope in Bujumbura.  

June 2016: Deprivation in childhood touches every area of children's lives, compromising their health, safety and education.


June 2016: Children need protecting from online sexual exploitation in an online world that often reflects society-at-large.

April 2016: Almost two-thirds of all unvaccinated children live in conflict-affected countries.

March 2016: For every child, a fair chance. For every child, an act of humanity.

January 2016: Education - a child's fundamental right - is most at risk during emergencies.

December 2015: Seven decades after World War II, refugees fleeing conflict continue to seek safety beyond their homelands.

November 2015: The movement of children and families across Europe is the largest since World War II.

October 2015: Arrivals by sea in Greece this year have now passed 500,000 - with over 153,000 in September alone.

August 2015: #WaterIs a family affair: Access and usage across continents.

June 2015: Despite significant gains, millions of the world’s most vulnerable children still need to be reached.

May 2015: A massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015 has devastated children and their communities.

March 2015: We aspire to a world where every woman and every girl is empowered to achieve her fullest potential.

December 2014: The year 2014 subjected children to a growing number of crises.

October 2014: Workers on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak are putting themselves at risk in an effort to control the disease.

September 2014: Health workers and relief organizations are struggling to keep up with the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

July 2014: The CEE/CIS region shows one of the fastest increases in the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide.

April 2014: Health workers rely on a system known as the ‘cold chain’ to ensure that vaccines remain potent, to keep children healthy.