UNICEF Australia
02/22/2017 at 07:29. Facebook
It's a staggering number but every one of them has the right to survive and grow up healthy. We can and we must give them the chance.

250,000 children severely malnourished as famine declared in parts of South Sudan

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UNICEF Australia
02/22/2017 at 01:42. Facebook
Baby Emmanuel is alive today because of this woman's extraordinary strength in the face of war and hunger. When brutal violence came to Helen's village in South Sudan, she escaped with one child on her back and another in her arms, walking hundreds of kilometres in search of safety. But as the war devastated local food supplies, Emmanuel fell ill with severe acute malnutrition - the deadliest...
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UNICEF Australia
yesterday at 01:56. Facebook
War and a collapsing economy have decimated the food supply and left more than 250,000 children severely malnourished. We must act now to deliver humanitarian aid, save children's lives and stop this escalating catastrophe.

Famine strikes parts of South Sudan; millions in urgent need of aid

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UNICEF Australia
02/20/2017 at 06:14. Facebook
One year ago today, a massive cyclone flattened villages in Fiji and left children in crisis. Today we want to say a huge thank you to UNICEF supporters for so generously helping the recovery. Here are five things we've delivered together:
1) Access to safe water for 20,745 students
2) New school supplies for 50,440 children
3) Temporary classrooms for 41,262 students
4) Safe spaces to play...
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UNICEF Australia
02/16/2017 at 09:13. Facebook
“It wasn’t easy for me to be separated from the one I love. But I had to be strong to pull myself together because I knew the separation was because of the Boko Haram attacks. So I had no option. The very first day we met in the camp, I could not resist her. I had to hold her to my cheek. Really it was a great moment that day. Heaven was very close to me that day.” – Ibrahim and Hauna,...
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16-year-old Aida shared this intimate moment after giving birth prematurely in Malawi. “When my baby rested on my chest, skin to skin, I felt his heartbeat and he felt mine. I can never forget this moment. I want him to be a lawyer to defend the defenceless.”
462,000 children in Yemen are struggling to survive with severe acute malnutrition. They need more doctors, therapeutic food and health facilities, and they need this abhorrent war to end.

'People die silent and unrecorded deaths': UN working to avert famine in Yemen

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These boys were bursting with energy at a storytelling class in Assam, India, where UNICEF is supporting a creative approach to education. A focus on storytelling is helping to keep the boys engaged, boost attendance rates and give students a stronger sense of confidence. When we asked for a photo, they certainly weren’t shy.
GOOD NEWS: The Australian Government is moving to prevent the violent and degrading treatment of children we saw last year in the Northern Territory's Don Dale detention centre. It has committed to ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, which opens Australia's detention facilities up to independent monitoring and commits the government to treating people humanely...
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Awana was just a baby when violence forced his family to flee their home. “Boko Haram was killing people,” says his mother. “My husband was a farmer but we had to leave it all behind.” Now Awana is safe from Boko Haram but he’s facing a deadly new threat: severe acute malnutrition. “There is no milk for my baby,” says his mother, herself malnourished. “I feel like giving up. I feel he will...
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“New clothes, new day, new hope." Muhammad uses a UNICEF voucher to buy warm winter clothing for his children in Iraq.
For over two years, ISIL banned girls in East Mosul from getting an education and forced many schools to close. But now, as fighting subsides, UNICEF has supported 30 schools to reopen and helped 16,000 students back to class with new learning supplies. Sujood's father is overcome with joy for his daughter. "She can go back to school now. Today for me it's like I am born again."
One story. Two lives. 70 years apart.
Conflict in Yemen has touched the life of every child and it's been a particularly cruel blow to the already marginalised Muhamasheen people. This girl's community lived in slums on the fringes of society with very limited access to social services, then war threw their very survival into doubt. To help girls like this survive the conflict, UNICEF provides unconditional cash transfers to the...
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In a busy camp for displaced people in Somalia, Muhubo’s baby was struggling with the deadliest kind of malnutrition. “If it wasn’t for the community health workers who found us while going door-to-door, she would have died,” says the mother. Thankfully, therapeutic food gave her baby strength and another chance at life. This year, as drought and conflict leave 40% of Somalia’s population...
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Eugenia is helping a family of Syrian refugees to start life again in Greece. “We try to offer them what they need,” she says. “Clothes, everything, the food every day of course. We take them to the medical centre when they need. We organise celebrations to have fun. I very much sympathise with these mothers. I feel their pain, their agony, their stress. And of course, their right and hope to...
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“Please remember to stand up for someone’s rights — today, tomorrow and forever.” - Basel, 11, Syrian refugee and proud Canadian.
Christa is cooking crepes to support refugees in Vienna when she pauses to think. “I have a daughter here. She is twelve years old and I don’t want her to grow up in a society that’s filled with hate. My cafe is in a district that’s 50% migrants, so it’s my daily reality to talk to people, learn about their cultures, and make them feel welcome.” In just six hours, Christa's stall makes 400...
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Four-year-old Orin loves this nighttime ritual of reading with his dad. It’s also developing his brain for a bright future. “We must prepare children for school long before they arrive in the classroom,” says his father, a preschool teacher in Belize. “Only then are they able to benefit fully from the teachings.” This loving and stimulating environment has jumpstarted Orin’s young mind,...
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