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Photo Essays: Emergencies
Darfur's camps: Daily life & education

March 2005: Part I of III. A camp in Darfur, Sudan. By early 2005, 1.6 million Darfur residents remain displaced, having fled their villages following attacks that included killings, abductions, gang rapes, looting and burning. UNICEF, working with the authorities and other relief groups, provides shelter, education, special protection and other basic services in the camps.

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

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

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.

January 2012: UNICEF’s 2012 Humanitarian Action for Children report appeals for support for vulnerable children affected by emergencies.

May 2011: As Côte d’Ivoire’s post-election conflict ends, lingering instability and ruined health systems continue to exact a toll on children.

January 2011: Six months after record flooding devastated Pakistan – affecting 20 million people – the country struggles to recover.

September 2010: More than 8 million children are among the 18 million people affected by Pakistan’s worst flood crisis in living memory.

February 2010: Each year UNICEF and partners respond to over 200 emergencies worldwide.

May 2009: Over 2 million people are fleeing conflict in Pakistan, amounting to the largest and fastest-growing displacement crisis in recent years.

January 2009: 410 children have been killed and 1,855 injured since the start of the Israeli military incursion into the Gaza Strip.

May 2008: Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar’s south-west coast, killing an estimated 100,000 people and leaving 1.5 million more struggling to survive.

November 2007: Two 9-year-old girls in the hard-hit Barisal District work to ensure their families’ recovery.

December 2006: Two years after the tsunami, much has been rebuilt, but children's recovery from the trauma is far from complete.

February 2006: Children in Somalia have already survived war, hunger, floods and forced dislocation.

June 2005: Nine-year-old Sufrisa survived the December 2004 tsunami that devastated Indonesia’s Aceh Province. This is her story.

June 2005: UNICEF helps to provide safe water and sanitation facilities, as well as hygiene education, for camp residents.

April 2005: The 28 March 2005 earthquake off Indonesia’s western Sumatra Island follows the devastating December 2004 tsunami.

March 2005: Through art, children express their fears and sorrows caused by the December 2004 tsunami.

February 2005: Recovery begins in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, the area which bore the brunt of the tsunami disaster.

January 2005: UNICEF visited 225 camps to distribute supplies and demonstrate good hygiene and sanitation practises.

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

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

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

June 2012: Decades of conflict, deep poverty and recurrent drought continue to devastate Somalia's children.

July 2011: Over a million people have fled ongoing conflict in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, and nearly 250,000 are internally displaced.

March 2011: UNICEF's 2011 Humanitarian Action for Children appeals for US$1.4 billion to support emergency aid in 32 countries.

January 2011: Despite global support after the January 2010 earthquake, continued dislocation and new crises are challenging recovery.

May 2010: Nineteen of Mongolia's 21 provinces continue to face emergency conditions caused by heavy snow and extreme cold.

January 2010: The 12 January earthquake killed an estimated 112,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless, many of them children.

January 2009: UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action Report 2009 appeals for funds for children and woman affected by emergencies worldwide.

December 2008: Children continue to suffer amid renewed fighting in North Kivu Province in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

February 2008: UNICEF’s annual Humanitarian Action Report appeals for funds for children and woman affected by emergencies worldwide.

February 2007: The Krishnamurthy sisters are still recovering from the death of their mother in the 26 December 2004 tsunami.

July 2006: UNICEF continues to support Government recovery efforts more than a month after the 27 May earthquake.

February 2006: More than 8 million people face starvation and disease in drought-stricken East Africa and the Horn.

June 2005: Six months later, children and their families continue to recover from the loss of loved ones and the destruction of their worlds.

June 2005: UNICEF supports health & nutrition services for children and women in camps hosting some 1.8 million people.

March 2005: Ninety days after the tsunami, UNICEF merges child-focused relief with long-term rehabilitation.

March 2005: UNICEF helps to provide shelter, education, special protection and other basic services to Darfur's displaced people.

February 2005: After securing basic shelter, food and medical care, a return to school and play are key to psychosocial recovery from trauma.