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Geographic Region : Sub-Saharan Africa

We are pleased to present all posts in geographical region "Sub-Saharan Africa"

Water is a family affair

Posted by: UNICEF March 22, 2017

For millions of people around the globe, water, sanitation and hygiene conditions have improved. Still, in 2015, 663 million people are using unsafe drinking water. VII Photo’s Ashley Gilbertson photographed in seven countries for UNICEF, making portraits of families and their daily water use. As part of World Water Day, we present some of these portraits. Read more »

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Water is a gift, water is a right

Posted by: UNICEF March 20, 2017

Partnering with communities to support children’s access to clean water and basic toilets in the Sahel belt Read more »

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An agenda for action on children uprooted

Posted by: UNICEF February 28, 2017

Nearly 50 million children are on the move — 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflict, and millions more migrating in the hope of finding a better, safer life. Far too many children encounter deadly danger, detention, deprivation and discrimination. The world must stand up for these children. It is time to take action. Read more »

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Famine threatens 1.4 million children, but there is still hope

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 24, 2017

Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year. Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and looms in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Every day children are dying and UNICEF is working with partners to provide life-saving support for children and families. These are the stories of some of the children caught in this crisis. Read more »

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Famine is declared in parts of South Sudan

Posted by: UNICEF February 21, 2017

Famine has struck parts of South Sudan and children urgently need our help to survive. War and a collapsing economy have left parents with nothing to feed their families and more than a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished. They need immediate, lifesaving aid and every day counts. Read more »

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Getting children vaccinated – going the extra mile in northeast Nigeria

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 16, 2017

In conflict-affected regions like northeast Nigeria, children miss out on life-saving vaccines. Read more »

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Growing perils for children online

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 7, 2017

As children’s access to the Internet increases, efforts to better protect them from perils online must keep pace. Today is Safer Internet Day, a day to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and raise awareness of emerging online issues. Read more »

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Saved in South Sudan: Nyajime’s remarkable recovery

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 2, 2017

Four-year-old Nyajime Guet was too weak to sit up on her own. Severely malnourished and near death in a medical clinic in Juba, South Sudan, she lay silently cradled in her father’s arms. Read more »

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South Sudan is a forgotten children’s catastrophe

Posted by: UNICEF January 18, 2017

Three years of conflict in South Sudan have taken a massive toll on the lives of millions of children and women across the country. Read more »

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