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Malawi hunger crisis forces teenage girls to sell sex

2 días 20 horas ago
MANGOCHI, Malawi, 21 April 2017 – It is the start of the rainy season on the shores of Lake Malawi, and the landscape is now a lush green. Streams and rivers flow where before there were dry, dusty river beds. Fields of maize, as tall in places as the mud huts of farmers, tower over the children who run past them.

In Cuba, getting children back into classrooms after Hurricane Matthew

2 días 22 horas ago
GUANTANAMO, Cuba, 20 April 2017 – Cuba is under the permanent threat of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and drought, and is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The country’s policies prioritize disaster risk reduction and environmental education, with particular emphasis on creating a culture of prevention among its youngest citizens.

Scoring goals for peace in Iraq

1 semana 5 días ago
KOYA, Iraq, 11 April 2017 – A group of children run onto the pitch. The warm spring air is full of shouts and whistles as the first team takes to the field.

In Sierra Leone, new hospital facilities help save mothers' lives

2 semanas 3 días ago
KONSHO, Sierra Leone, 5 April 2017 – Bakey Kamara is eight months pregnant with her third child and has just walked two miles under a hot sun for one of her last antenatal check-ups. Nonetheless, she’s visibly excited on arrival at Konsho Community Health Post, a centre that’s just had an upgrade, including a new maternity facility.

UNICEF seawater desalination plant helps head off Gaza water crisis

2 semanas 4 días ago
GAZA, State of Palestine, 6 April 2017 – For 13-year-old Ahmad, the idea of drinking water from the tap did not make sense. “I have never drunk tap water because it is not clean, and it could make me sick,” he says. “My parents told me that they used to drink tap water at home, but it must have been many years ago, before I was born.”

In Kenya, severe drought threatens to leave 4 million food insecure

3 semanas 2 días ago
MOYALE, Kenya, 31 March 2017 – Dust mercilessly cuts its way through the air, meandering across the pathways of Badanrero Village, Kenya, located 100 km from the border town of Moyale near Ethiopia. The terrain is flat and desolate, with nothing but dried up shrubs for miles.

Unsung heroes: Vaccinators climb mountains to save children’s lives in Yemen

3 semanas 5 días ago
SANA’A, Yemen, 27 March 2017 – Vaccinating children against life-threatening diseases in the middle of an intense conflict can be a tough challenge. Over the past few weeks, polio vaccinators in Yemen have braved rough terrains and crossed hostile frontlines, criss-crossing valleys and mountains to reach children, some of whom have been displaced by the conflict.

Famine crisis – time is running out

3 semanas 5 días ago
Famine is looming in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and beyond, as nearly 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year.

Hundreds of thousands affected by devastating floods in Peru

4 semanas ago
CARAPONGO, Peru, 25 March 2017 - Nine-year-old Aldony Cabrera proudly admits to being a Star Wars fan. Carrying his plastic light sabre, he walks through the devastation in Carapongo - a community near Lima, the capital of Peru - caused by some of the worst flooding in decades.
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