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The important art of breastfeeding

© UNICEF/2018/Mimi Choi Like a tree, breastfeeding is natural, universal, and life-giving. As a recently married woman, looking forward to starting a family, the topic of breastfeeding has become more and more prevalent in conversations with my husband and friends. When UNICEF approached me with the opportunity to collaborate on a breastfeeding campaign, it really […]

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Rohingya: Shrouded maternity

©UNICEF/UN0207509/Sokol Sitting in her bamboo and plastic shelter in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, “Maryam” recounts the events that forced her from her home in Myanmar following a sexual assault that left her pregnant at 16 years old. April 2018, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. I look a mess. Sweat falls from my nose and wrist, dripping […]

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“Stop attacks on children”

© UNICEF/UN0202141/Rich On 17 April 2018 in Yambio, South Sudan, Ganiko*, 12, and Jackson*, 13,, stand during a ceremony to release children from the ranks of armed groups and start a process of reintegration. Jackson and Ganiko were best friends when they served together. Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore. NEW YORK/HONG KONG, […]

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All aboard for a new life in Zambia

© UNICEF/Zambia/2018/Ayisi Congolese refugees say goodbyes to their friends in Nchelenge district, Zambia. There’s a buzz of excitement as hundreds of Congolese refugees look for seats on the minibuses that will take them further inside Zambia. As the 246 refugees take their places, conversations with friends and family continue through open bus windows – the […]