Stories from the field
Our stories from the field deliver an insight into how UNICEF improves children's lives. Below you will find stories from all around the world.
A cloudy day with no rain
By Manuel Moreno.
When the skies fill with a grey blanket of thick clouds and the wind blows hard, anywhere else in the world would be expecting rain – but Dadaab, the sprawl of refugee camps on the Kenya/Somali border, is not anywhere else in the world, and there is little chance of rainfall here in this drought-hit region of east Africa.
Rain would be a welcome relief for Ibdio. Her life was hard even before coming to Dadaab. She had her first child at the age of 11. She is now a 25 year old single mother of three boys and her older son, Faisal, is 14.
Ibdio's family left Dinsor, situated in the Lower Juba region of war-torn Somalia, because of hunger and fear.
It took Ibdio and her family 15…
Genete's story, Finding help for a sick child in Ethiopia
Genete Mohammed was in a state. She could not work out what was wrong with her 18-month old daughter, Iman.
“Iman’s body was swollen – on her face and shoulders,” Ms. Mohammed
Through the desert storm in the Horn of Africa
It was a difficult decision, but in the end Hawa Issak decided to leave her home.
The drought had destroyed her entire family’s livelihood, her husband had left her and she was pregnant. She…
‘Paint for the Planet’ engages young artists in the fight against climate change
By Roshni Karwal NEW YORK, USA, 27 October 2008 Andrew Bartolo, 15, of San-Gwann, Malta, has a talent for painting. His latest work, which depicts penguins fleeing to unfamiliar territory due to the…