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Healthy babies, happy mothers

© UNICEF/2014/Victoria Colamarco Alimaa with her healthy baby girl. In a report on newborn mortality, UNICEF says that global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face […]

A newborn infant receives specialised care at the UNICEF-supported Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Assosa General Hospital, in the remote Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, Wednesday 17 January 2018. Despite remaining above the national average, Benishangul-Gumuz's newborn mortality rate fell by nearly 50 per cent between 2000 and 2016, from 65 deaths for every 1,000 live births to 35 deaths for every 1,000 live births. The improvement is due in part to health centers such as this one. Despite numerous challenges, including limited running water and refrigeration, dedicated doctors, nurses and midwives are able to provide comprehensive pre and postnatal care, delivery support and other lifesaving services for mothers and babies in the area.

World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF

© UNICEF/UN0157432/Ayene A newborn infant receives specialised care at the UNICEF-supported Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Assosa General Hospital, in the remote Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, Wednesday 17 January 2018. Babies from the best places to be born up to 50 times less likely to die in the first month of life. NEW YORK/HONG […]

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The war on children in Syria: Reports of mass casualties among children in Eastern Ghouta and Damascus

Statement by Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. AMMAN/HONG KONG, 20 February 2018- “No words will do justice to the children killed, their mothers, their fathers and their loved ones” [1]. “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ [1] UNICEF is issuing this blank statement. We […]

2014, Astana the capital. Pravo centre for abused and trafficked children.
This 18-year-old girl was taken to the city and promised to work as a house keeper, she was forced to work as a sex worker. One day she opened her window with a friend and they started to scream, people sent the police to the apartment and she was free.
Now she lives at the shelter.
The centre is supported by UNICEF.

How 5 teenagers overcame thoughts of suicide

© UNICEF/ 2018/Kazakhstan/Giacomo Pirozzi Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety in adolescence, particularly among girls, tend to peak at the age of 15. Kazakhstan has one of the highest suicide rates among adolescents worldwide. This is why UNICEF has stepped up its efforts to combat adolescent suicides and improve the overall mental wellbeing […]

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Din Dong Comic Strip as new drawing highlight at UNICEF HK’s Little Artists Big Dreams Competition

© UNICEF HK/2018 For eleven years in a row, the Little Artists Big Dreams Competition has provided  an outdoor fun day for families to enjoy on a weekend and, at the same time, raised funds for the CCT Project, which targets 15 poor counties in Yunnan, Gansu and Sichuan. Pregnant women from these counties are […]

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Actions speak louder: The voice of today’s youth

© UNICEF/China/2017/Xia Yong UNICEF Special Advocate for Education Wang Yuan joins the students in a social and emotional learning class discussion at a child-friendly school in Sanjiang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in September 2017. Wang Yuan made his first visit to the Child-Friendly Schools programme, jointly supported by UNICEF and the Ministry of Education in […]