Typhoon Haiyan survivor Lian, 17, describes narrowly escaping death in Tacloban and shows us the school she’s attended since kindergarten, now flattened.
Watch - and find out how you can help children in the Philippines: http://uni.cf/189IG2I
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 2 December 2013
An adolescent living with HIV picks up antiretroviral medication in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. On 29 November, UNICEF releases Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report. Though the world now has what it takes to realize an AIDS-free generation, adolescents are the only age group in which AIDS-related deaths have increased. Ensuring their access to high-impact interventions such as condoms and antiretroviral treatment is a critical part of reversing that trend.
More information: http://www.childrenandaids.org/
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 26 November 2013
Over 2.2 million people – more than 1.1 million of them children – have fled the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic. Two boys play by their family’s tent, in the Domiz camp for Syrian refugees, in northern Iraq. UNICEF initiatives for children in the camp include screenings to detect malnutrition, routine vaccinations, education support, psychosocial assistance and improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
More information on UNICEF and Syria: https://storify.com/UNICEF/syrian-crisis
Unicef has invited designers and artists to create a series of dolls to help the children of Darfour.
Dolce & Gabanna
Jean Paul Gaultier
PHOTO OF THE WEEK - 29 October 2013
One-year-old Nuah Conteh is malnourished and has malaria in Sierra Leone.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lionel ‘Leo’ Messi is marking his son’s first birthday (2 November) by promoting child survival. The Leo & Thiago Messi Celebrate Life campaign asks friends and fans worldwide to help raise awareness about the importance of giving all children an equal chance to survive. Despite sharp reductions in child deaths since 1990, 18,000 children under 5 still die each day from mainly preventable causes.
To see more: www.unicef.org/photography
FYI - UNICEF has created a web application called “Leo Messi and Thiago celebrate life”, which will be available until November 4. Through this application, everyone can join Leo’s commitment to help children of the world grow up with the same kind of opportunities. http://www.unicef.org/messithiago/en/
CAN YOU SEE ME? Clemence (age 16)
Central African Republic - Clemence [NAME CHANGED] was recently released after four years in a rebel group. She now stays in a UNICEF-assisted transit centre and regularly visits her mother, who lives nearby. The centre provides shelter, psychosocial assistance and other support for children previously associated with armed groups and forces while helping to reintegrate them into their families and communities.
© UNICEF/Jordi Matas
Photography to advocate for children
A multimedia presentation of UNICEF images celebrates and reflects on the role of photography in advocating for children’s rights.
For more information, visit: http://www.unicef.org/about/who/index_70559.html.
CAN YOU SEE ME? Nirmala (ge 16)
Nirmala left school to support herself and her two younger sisters following the death of their parents from AIDS. On a good day, Nirmala earns up to 120 Nepalese Rupees (about US$1.35) by working in the paddies and surrounding hills in Biraltoli, her impoverished village. She uses the money to feed the family and ensure that her sisters stay in school.
To #ENDviolence against children, we must recognize it is everyone’s business. Tell us what YOU will do to help #ENDviolence against children (you can start by sharing this post and help us get the conversation moving).
Learn more: http://www.unicef.org/endviolence/
Liam Nesson PSA: http://youtu.be/TRuJI_DlyDI
The good news: the number of child labourers has fallen by a third since 2000.
The bad news: 168 million boys and girls are still losing their childhoods by being forced to toil all day in adult jobs - AND, over half of them are in hazardous work.