25/08/2023

From crisis to recovery: How critical supplies are supporting flood-affected children in Pakistan

When monsoon rains triggered Devastating floods in Pakistan Pakistan's most devastating floods in recent history , the resulting humanitarian crisis affected 33 million people and took almost 1,800 lives. UNICEF immediately raced to deliver life-saving supplies to communities inundated by the floodwaters.   Masooma Qazilbash, Programme Specialist…, A mammoth supply effort, Staff oversee the unloading of humanitarian supplies On 4 September 2022, UNICEF staff oversee the unloading of humanitarian supplies for flood-affected people in Pakistan from a charter flight at Karachi Airport In Pakistan, UNICEF had supplies prepared to meet the immediate needs of around 150,000 people. My amazing supply and logistics…, Reaching vulnerable communities, A child carries a hygiene kit On 30 August 2022, a child carries a hygiene kit supplied by UNICEF in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province Seeing the flooding first-hand was unbelievable. Miles and miles of land completely underwater. You could only see the tops of trees and rooftops in some places. Entire villages were turned into lakes. Honestly, it was…, Back to school, Children attend a temporary learning centre inside a UNICEF High-Performance Tent On 7 September 2022, children attend a temporary learning centre inside a UNICEF High-Performance Tent in Balochistan Province. The local primary school had been badly damaged by the floods. We quickly set up temporary learning spaces using tents and tarps. Soon…, Clean water, People collect water from a collapsible water tank Families that took refuge on higher ground collect water from a collapsible water tank installed by UNICEF in Sindh Province. Clean drinking water was desperately needed. Wells and infrastructure were damaged, leaving communities only stagnant ponds to access water. Drinking it was life-…, Nutrition, Reshma feeds ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to her 16-month-old son Azaan Ali UNICEF/UN0705925/Noorani On 12 September 2022, Reshma feeds ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to her 16-month-old son Azaan Ali. The RUTF was provided by a UNICEF-supported mobile clinic in Sindh Province. A child with his parents UNICEF/UN0801636/Hasnain Six…, Protection against the elements, UNICEF staff helps a girl put on shoes Zaheer Ahmad, UNICEF Pakistan, helps 3-year-old Muskan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province put on shoes which were part of a winter kit provided by UNICEF. The kits were distributed to families that lost their homes and faced freezing conditions as winter arrived. The floods destroyed over 2 million homes right…, UNICEF response to Pakistan floods in numbers
18/11/2022

UNICEF delivers supplies to ensure that every child can score goals in life

Good in the air, 10-year-old Abdulrazik Adam Abdullah plays football in Abushok, a camp for internally displaced persons in Sudan. Sudan – 10-year-old Abdulrazik Adam Abdullah is a fan of Messi and dreams of becoming a football player. He attends primary school and lives with his family in Abu Shok, North Darfur, a camp for internally displaced persons who fled…, Defeating the odds, Nisha Rawat, 15, tries to score a penalty kick during a match in the Makadwali area in the Ajmer district, Rajasthan India – Nisha Rawat, 15, tries to score a penalty kick during a match in the Makadwali area in the Ajmer district, Rajasthan. In her village, where child marriage persists despite being outlawed, Nisha braved all odds to study and…, Free to kick, Children play football in an open air field in Pibor, South Sudan. South Sudan – Children play as part of a recreational programme organized to help children formerly recruited by armed forces or armed groups in Pibor. Despite their traumatic past experiences, the boys dream about the future and play football with the same enthusiasm as all other…, Girl to girl marking, A player controls the ball at the women's finals of the UNICEF Unified Football for Inclusion tournament at the Akropong School for the Blind in Akropong, Ghana. Ghana – A player controls the ball at the women's finals of the UNICEF Unified Football for Inclusion tournament at the Akropong School for the Blind in Akropong, Ghana, held in October…, Friendly match, Watched by a woman, children from Siure, Chimbu, Papua New Guinea play soccer. Papua New Guinea – Children from the Silku and Kamaneku tribes in Siure, Chimbu play in their neighborhood. The tribes have been in conflict for generations, but attitudes are shifting. A UNICEF-supported programme with participation of parents from both communities has…, Tackling the weather, Boys play football despite the rain outside a Child-Friendly Space supported by UNICEF in Balukhali, a Rohingya refugee in Cox's Bazaar. Bangladesh – A group of boys play football despite the rain outside a Child-Friendly Space supported by UNICEF in Balukhali, a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar.   About one million Rohingya live in refugee…, Making a comeback, Children are playing football, passing the ball between them and through cones. Ukraine – A group of children play football in the small village of Serednie, enjoying the opportunity for fun and making new friends.   The sports activity is organized by Football helps Ukrainian children mentally recover after witnessing war psychological support…, Playing time, Six boys playing football during recess between classes at a UNICEF-supported temporary learning centre for children affected by floods in Pakistan. Pakistan – Boys play football during a pause between classes at a UNICEF-supported temporary learning centre for children in Meenhoon Khani Buldi village, Qambar Shahdadkot, in Sindh province. This…
31/03/2022

UNICEF mobilizes one of world’s largest planes to airlift supplies for children in Ukraine

A Ukrainian aircraft, the Antonov-124, which was specifically designed to carry heavy or bulky loads. The war in Ukraine is having a devastating impact on the country’s 7.5 million children. As fighting continues, the humanitarian needs escalate. UNICEF is on the ground with partners providing essential services and support to children and…, UNICEF partners step up emergency support , On 29 March, the logistics company Kuehne + Nagel provided UNICEF with a donated charter flight to ship 111 metric tons of critical supplies from the United Arab Emirates to Poland. Within 48 hours of touchdown, the first deliveries reached UNICEF’s warehouse in Lviv, western Ukraine, for onward dispatch throughout the country. The Ukrainian…, Rapid scale-up for emergency response, Despite the challenging security situation, UNICEF managed to quickly establish a supply pipeline into Ukraine, and now has rolling deliveries arriving on a daily basis at the newly established warehouse in Lviv. Most emergency supplies are being trucked from UNICEF’s Global Supply and Logistics Hub in Copenhagen.  UNICEF is distributing supplies…, A  snapshot of UNICEF’s support for children in Ukraine, UNICEF is working around the clock to scale up life-saving programmes for children. This includes: Ramping up efforts to meet critical and escalating needs for safe water, health care, education and protection. Delivering family hygiene kits, baby diapers, maternal health kits, institutional hygiene kits, disinfectants, bottled water, winter…