Watch all the latest videos from UNICEF South Asia
Meet Humaira, the team lead of the mobile health and nutrition team in Mohammadia village, Afghanistan. She visits the village once a week to provide children and women with essential health services that they would otherwise have to travel long distances for.
Krishanthi is 2 years old and is suffering from severe acute malnutrition. His mother, Logeshwary, is extremely worried about how she will continue to put food on the table for her family.
This is a love letter and a thank you. From all of us at UNICEF to everyone who has helped us vaccinate billions of children all over the world.
Women are helping immunize children in India since 1978. Be it on foot, on boats, on camels or through harsh weather, they are reaching the most remote areas with lifesaving immunizations.
Join Adam Liaw as he discusses malnutrition on four levels understandable to a child, parent, doctor and nutrition expert.
Keeping lifesaving vaccines safe in the remotest areas of India is not easy. Solar Direct Drives bring vaccines safer and closer to vulnerable communities in Rajasthan. UNICEF is striving hard to ensure no child is left behind.
3 kids in Nepal answer questions on all things vaccines
Watch how a peanut-based paste, a treatment for severe malnutrition, is saving millions of children’s lives.
Join Srijan from our team on his very first field trip — visiting vaccine freezers in Nepal!
When children couldn’t learn during school closures, this community in Bhutan came together to get every child back on track.
“Education is the most powerful way to change the world.” Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh have made it clear that they want greater opportunities to learn.
"Education is important. I want to be a doctor but it’s not easy,” says Muska. She has a dream, but it looks distant right now as girls in grades 7-12 have been barred from school in Afghanistan.
Girls from Jharkhand, India tell us why they want to be back at school. Their voices are loud and clear.
For 4.8 million children in Sri Lanka, learning is once again under threat. Dilrukshi’s determination to maintain her right to learn is unwavering and inspiring!
Our colleague, Shruti, spoke with young girls and women in Helmand. Each one of them said that for Afghanistan to progress, it is critical for girls to be allowed to go to secondary school.
Indian youth poet Deon Demamount spoke we must help every child keep hope alive through his poem
Dealing with Identity: Children should be encouraged and allowed to be who they want to be. We cannot force them to be who we want them to be.
Dealing with anxiety: The signs of distress are often very clear in children. It’s just that we tend to either ignore them or suppress their feelings.
UNICEF has teamed up with a spoken word artist on the #OnMyMind campaign to support the 1 in 7 adolescents living with a mental health condition.
Dealing with Depression: It’s okay for a child to not feel okay. It’s not okay for us to assume why they behave in a certain way.
What's on your mind? One moment, one conversation, one question — can change everything.
Water and Climate
“Switch to an environment friendly lifestyle,” says Ridhima from Uttarakhand India.
“This very beach that I am standing on right now along with the rest of my country will probably not be here by the end of the century,” says Zeeba from Maldives.
“Children are our future.” Teacher Aysha Siddiqa from Pakistan believes that climate education has to be part of the curriculum in South Asia.
A little reminder from Yaala on how we can save our oceans.
What is one thing you would like to change in your country to help restore our planet? 8 young people from South Asia answer.
“It’s ok to start small, but let’s start immediately.” Kinga from Bhutan believes that if we learn about climate change, it will be easier to make a difference.
Responding to humanitarian crisis
As mobile health teams reach the most isolated children and families, UNICEF Pakistan is doing all that they can to reach communities who need urgent support.
Hours after the news of the earthquake in June broke in, UNICEF Afghanistan’s aid trucks were on the road and mobile health and nutrition teams were on the ground in the affected communities.
Children in Sri Lanka are at severe risk of malnutrition. With increasing food prices, 70% of households have reduced food consumption, with the most vulnerable children and families facing the worst consequences.
“We have the ability to prevent children from suffering from severe wasting. We must act now, especially in South Asia where 1 in 22 children is severely wasted,” says George Laryea-Adjei, UNICEF’s Regional Director for South Asia.
Affected by the floods in Pakistan, the risk of waterborne diseases, drowning & malnutrition is increasing. UNICEF Pakistan is proving safe water, medical, nutritional & hygiene supplies to the impacted children and families.
For the second time, floods swept away Rayesa's home, her livestock and all her possessions. UNICEF Afghanistan is on the ground, with partners, providing lifesaving supplies to the affected families and preparing for future disasters.
For the people of Afghanistan: We see you. We hear you. And we are here to stay with you. It’s been a year since UNICEF Afghanistan pledged to deliver for every child in the country.
What is UNICEF-funded humanitarian cash transfer and how is it helping children and families in Afghanistan? Watch our colleagues Nienke Voppen and Mohammad Nasir Zurmatay (driving the car) travel through snow-clad mountains to get to families in need in Nuristan.
Our colleague Marixie Mercado reporting from a tiny village called Coka, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. In just half-hour, two children with severe acute malnutrition were identified.
Over two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, do we still need to wear masks? 8-year-old Aryana’s on an adventure (to our offices!) to ask the experts a very important question.
As cases of Omicron Variant rise, here are tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
While COVID-19 has disrupted progress and impacted children disproportionately, we have overcome larger hurdles, together. Only together can we surpass this too.
As COVID-19 causes heartbreak across South Asia, young people share how they’re coping — and their messages of hope — with UNICEF South Asia’s Regional Director, George Laryea-Adjei.
Check her message on why we still need to keep wearing masks. 13 years old Gargee from Bangladesh knows people are getting tired of wearing masks.
COVAX – This is still the beginning. It’s been a tough year but hope can’t depend on race, wealth or place. We won’t stop until EVERYONE’s safe.
Usha from Madhya Pradesh, India, made a mobile library for her students so that children could learn during COVID-19.
An international chess player and social activist, Menuri, 16, from Sri Lanka, has always dreamt of eradicating world hunger. When she saw the struggles of her community during the first COVID-19 lockdown, she took it upon herself to help them.