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UNICEF/2012/Sri Lanka/ Rajat Madhok

Think Wise - A story of two lives
Think Wise is a joint campaign of the ICC, UNAIDS and UNICEF to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and end discrimination against those living with and/or affected by it across cricket playing nations in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Child Marriage - A Violation of Children's Rights
This is the story of Nargis and her 3 year old daughter. Nargis was married at the young age of 16. Despite progress in recent years, 43 per cent of women between the ages of 20 and 24 in India, like Nargis, are married before the age of 18.

Children suffer because of Drug Abusing Parents
This is the story of two children who live in state care because their parents are recovering drug addicts presently on parole. The state has custody of the children till the parents recover completely and are capable of taking care of the children

Polio Eradication in Afghanistan
In 2010, Afghanistan reported 25 cases of polio, while neighbouring Pakistan and Tajikistan reported 144 and 458 cases. Since the beginning of 2011, some 10 million Afghan children have been vaccinated against the virus, and the process is ongoing.

Gaining ground on Goals - with equity
UN Millennium Development Goals summit held in September 2010 highlighted the importance of reaching the world’s most disadvantaged children in order to achieve the MDGs with equity by 2015. Here is a related photo story.

Maoist child soldiers return to civilian life in Nepal
4,008 members of the Maoist Army were disqualified in the verification process that ended in December 2007, including 2,974 minors. The others were disqualified as late recruits. All 4,008 are scheduled to be discharged by 9 February.

Child Marriage in Afghanistan
43 percent women in Afghanistan aged between 20 and 24 years are married or in union before they turn 18 years. A girl who gets married too young is more likely to lose her baby during child birth or indeed her own life.


Photo Essay - Maldives
The tsunami swept through the entire chain of islands leaving 86 people dead and its population of 300,000 reeling and vulnerable. In the last two years UNICEF has focused its attention on providing safe drinking water and better sanitation.

Photo Essay - Sri Lanka
UNICEF has moved from emergency assistance to reconstruction of health, nutrition, education and psychosocial development systems as well as building protection services where little or non existed before.

Photo Essay - India
In India, the earthquake and tsunami left a trail of devastation from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to the coastlines of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and of Tamil Nadu. In this essay we see some of the important changes and ‘quiet revolutions’ taking place.



For every child
Health, Education, Equality, Protection