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A fair chance for every child

© UNICEF/UN016264/Gilbertson VII Photo A fair chance in life begins with a strong, healthy start. In Nigeria, Remi Falayi (centre), with her husband and daughter, 3-month-old Oluwatomini, has adjusted her work schedule so she can breastfeed her child. “It’s not easy. But it’s worth doing,” Ms. Falayi says.   Providing mothers with access to quality health […]

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UNICEF Statement on the Killings of Children in Deir-ez-Zor, eastern Syria

AMMAN/ HONG KONG, 26 June 2016 – According to UNICEF’s local partners in Syria, 25 children were reportedly killed yesterday in air-strikes on al-Quriyah town, in the eastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor. Three attacks reportedly hit heavily crowded areas including a mosque during prayer time. Health workers were reported to have pulled bodies of children out from […]

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Building memories under siege

©UNICEF/Syria/2016/Rural Damascus Scenes of destruction where children live and spend their days inside Harasta. On 18 May 2016, UNICEF delivered humanitarian assistance for the first time in four years to the besieged city of Harasta in Rural Damascus. Just 11km from Damascus, 17,000 people were trapped under siege in the once bustling commercial and industrial […]

On 18 December, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira greets a toddler as she learns how Bangladeshi women dry and sort rice in the village of Modhu Shudanpur in Rajshahi District.

From 17 to 19 December 2007, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and internationally acclaimed Colombian singer Shakira Mebarak visited Bangladesh to call attention to the situation of children affected by Cyclone Sidr, a Category 4 storm that struck the country on 15 November.  More than 3,000 people were killed during the cyclone and an estimated 2.6 million people, half of them children, were left in need of life-saving assistance. In Patuakhali, one of the districts devastated by the storm, Shakira visited a UNICEF-supported child friendly space, one of 60 created to provide recreation and psychosocial support to children affected by the cyclone. She also took part in the distribution of UNICEF family kits to children and women. The kits contain 14 essential household items, such as utensils, a bucket, and soap, designed to assist families who have lost their homes. In the north-western district of Rajshahi, Shakira toured two primary schools in small villages and met with adolescent girls from the UNICEF-supported Adolescent Empowerment Project ('Kishori Abhiham'). She also visited a centre for girls who live or work on the streets, as well as a learning centre for child labourers.

Lions Health and UNICEF announce DigitasLBi as the winner of global award for young creatives and marketers

© UNICEF/UNI48969/Noorani On 18 December, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira greets a toddler as she learns how Bangladeshi women dry and sort rice in the village of Modhu Shudanpur in Rajshahi District. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira part of selecting winner as guest juror NEW YORK/CANNES, France/ HONG KONG,  18 June 2016 – Lions Health, the Festival […]

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African youth to African leaders: “You must do more to end conflicts in Africa”

© UNICEF/UN163841/Pirozzi Results of pan-African poll released on the Day of the African Child GAMBELLA (Ethiopia) / Dakar / Nairobi/ HONG KONG, 16 June 2016 – African leaders are not doing enough to stop conflicts in Africa, said two-thirds of the nearly 86,000 youth surveyed in a recent mobile-based poll conducted in nine African countries. […]

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Join UNICEF HK Make A Video Contest!

Have you struggled with how you could express your feelings and views? Do you find it difficult to start filming a video? Join Make A Video Contest 2016, co-organized by Hong Kong Arts Centre ifva and fully supported by Hang Seng Bank! By inviting young people to make their own videos, UNICEF HK would like […]