UNICEF UK
yesterday at 18:20. Facebook
“I left my family in Afghanistan three years ago. When we were in Iran, my grandmother died and I had to bury her. Then I had to work for a year, sewing in a workshop underground, to raise money for the rest of the journey.

I miss my grandmother a lot. I learned to cook Persian dishes like her on YouTube.

What I want is to go somewhere to heal my leg, to have a quiet life, and to...
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UNICEF UK
02/22/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Urgent South Sudan appeal: 100,000 people face starvation because of war and a collapsing economy.

Urgent action is needed to prevent more people from dying of hunger, and aid must be scaled up — with access given to all affected areas. Unicef aims to treat more than 200,000 children for severe acute #malnutrition this year, but your help is needed.

To donate to our emergency appeal: [...
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UNICEF UK
02/21/2017 at 18:13. Facebook
2-year-old Naomy is being treated for malnutrition at the Al Shabbab hospital in Juba, South Sudan. Famine was declared in the country yesterday, as war and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan. Unicef is on the ground, working closely with partners and the WFP to provide children like Naomy with urgently needed treatment and to reach...
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UNICEF UK
02/20/2017 at 17:50. Facebook
Famine was declared today in South Sudan.

“More than one million children are currently estimated to be acutely malnourished across South Sudan; over a quarter of a million children are already severely malnourished. If we do not reach these children with urgent aid many of them will die,” said Jeremy Hopkins, Unicef Representative in South Sudan.

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UNICEF UK
02/19/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
We ❤ this portrait of 5-year-old Ola, who stands outside a Makani Centre in Jordan. This centre is run by Unicef's partner ICCS, in an informal tented settlement where many Syrian refugee families live.

About 50 children attend this centre, where they receive informal schooling, psychosocial support, and learn life skills. For many of these children, the centre is the only means to an...
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UNICEF UK
02/18/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
It's time to go to school for Rouaa and her friend Jana!

The 7-year-old girls started going to school three weeks ago, after schools in eastern Aleppo, Syria, finally reopened.

Unicef distributed school bags, stationery and textbooks to 6,500 children like Rouaa and Jana who returned to the newly-reopened schools.
UNICEF UK
02/17/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
The cold, snowy winter is the latest threat to children in Syria. These photos are from a camp in the south of Syria. 400 families displaced by fighting live here, even though sub-zero temperatures prevail for most of the winter.

Almost 6 years of war, displacement and untold suffering have put Syrian children through more hardship than any child should bear. Humanitarian access remains a...
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UNICEF UK
02/16/2017. Facebook
Live from Nigeria. Healing for children in conflict. Child protection project in Muna Garage Camp.
UNICEF UK
02/16/2017. Facebook
Live from Nigeria. Malnutrition clinic, Muna Garage Camp.
UNICEF UK
02/16/2017. Facebook
Live from Nigeria. Education in emergency. Muna Garage Camp Primary
UNICEF UK
02/15/2017. Facebook
These Nigerian girls are all smiles because they love going to school! They have been displaced from their homes and now live in a refugee camp, where Unicef reaches children with educational programmes, health services and psychosocial support.

Tomorrow morning, we will be going LIVE from Nigeria with a member of our field staff who will show you some of our programmes. If you have any...
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UNICEF UK
02/14/2017. Facebook
Happy Valentine's day! We ❤ this photo of 2-year-old Hawnata and her mum at a Unicef-supported health clinic in Nigeria. Have a question for our field staff in Nigeria? This Thursday, we will be going LIVE on our Facebook from a camp for displaced people in North-East Nigeria, to give you a firsthand look at Unicef's work for children who have had to flee their home. Leave your questions in...
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UNICEF UK
02/13/2017. Facebook
Baby Ayman is 9 months old. His dad brought him to Unicef’s health clinic in Rukhban, Jordan. This clinic provides health care for children living in the Berm, a no-man's land located between the Syrian and Jordan borders. Baby Ayman and his family are Syrian refugees, and they are among the 72,000 people who live in the Berm.

Ayman’s father, Mohammed, explains that life in the Berm is...
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UNICEF UK
02/11/2017. Facebook
Today, we are sharing some photos from Niger. Children in Niger, Nigeria and neighbouring countries are facing the constant threat of violence, abuse and malnutrition.

Unicef is on the ground, providing clean water and life-saving health services for children and families, getting children back to learning, and delivering life-saving food for malnourished children. We are also providing...
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UNICEF UK
02/10/2017. Facebook
Hiba, 1, stands in line with her mum to collect winter supplies provided by Unicef in Jordan. These supplies include clothes, shoes and blankets to help keep refugee and vulnerable children safe and warm in the cold winter.

Unicef is on the ground in Syria and neighbouring countries, providing support for children and families affected by the ongoing conflict.

Photo: Unicef 2016 Carlisle.
UNICEF UK
02/09/2017. Facebook
Twins Ayham and Seedra are 10 years old. They live in Syria, and despite the conflict in their country, they are determined to continue their learning. Every day, they walk for over an hour to reach a remedial education centre after they finish school. This centre is supported by Unicef and helps children catch up on years of missed education. Ayham and Seedra brave dropping temperatures, rain...
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UNICEF UK
02/08/2017. Facebook
Say cheese! Syrian refugee Mohamad, who has a form of albinism, lives in Lebanon with his family. He is 5 years old.

With his parents and his three siblings, he fled from Raqqa, Syria a few months ago. They now live at an informal settlement in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Unicef is on the ground, working to make sure Syrian children are kept safe and warm this winter. To donate to our...
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UNICEF UK
02/07/2017. Facebook
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan:

3.2 million children have been affected by the conflict in South Sudan. Children have been killed, injured, displaced and abducted by both sides to the conflict. The nutrition situation remains critical in most parts of South Sudan. In several places, children are just one step away from famine.

We are on the ground, doing everything we can to keep...
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UNICEF UK
02/06/2017. Facebook
Eastern Ukraine: Thousands of children have been forced out of school in eastern Ukraine due to last week’s surge in fighting. At least five schools and two kindergartens have been damaged by heavy shelling, and 11 other schools have had to close.

“The shelling of schools, the one place where children find safety and normalcy during conflict, is unacceptable and has to stop. Children in...
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UNICEF UK
02/05/2017. Facebook
Did you know that Unicef is on the ground in Syria, teaching children in Aleppo how to identify unexploded bombs?

Sadly, at least 6 children have been killed by bombs that they mistook for toys. Our risk education campaign aims to keep children safe in this dangerous environment.

Read more here: [ Ow.ly Link ]