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Ayan's learning journey continues in Somalia
14-year-old Ayan will be going into grade 6 this year – but just two years ago she wasn’t even in school. The UNdaunted program in Somalia supports adolescent students with disabilities, like Ayan, to get an education.
“I don’t walk the same pace as the others, but that doesn’t make me give up.”
16-year-old Kafia Noor seizes the chance of an education to escape the ordeal of displacement.
Undaunted by being differently abled
Schools in Puntland are changing lives and perceptions through education
In Somaliland, a school program helps to integrate children with disabilities
In partnership with the Government of Canada, UNICEF Canada supports the education of girls with disabilities in 65 schools in Somaliland through the UNDaunted program.
A Leading Voice: A Polio Survivor's Story
Safia Ibrahim contracted polio when she was a child living in Somalia. Although it dramatically changed her life, Safia has used her experiences to become a leading voice for vaccine advocacy, as well as the rights of children with disabilities.
World Polio Day: Life as a Polio Survivor
Safia Ibrahim is a 37 year old Somali-born Canadian. When she was 1 years old, she contracted polio that rendered her unable to walk. For World Polio Day, Safia spoke with UNICEF Canada about the choice she never got to make but one that has impacted her entire life.
Crisis ‘far from over’ as malnutrition, thirst and disease threaten lives of millions of children in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen
Continued humanitarian action crucial in saving children’s lives
5 things to know about children and famine
Children can’t wait. Famine, drought and armed conflict are devastating lives and futures
In time of drought, Somali families forced to separate to survive
Khadija Muuse, 70, is among tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by drought. The men in her family have all left for towns and cities in search of work, leaving her and other women and children behind. Rabaable village, near Garowe, Puntland.