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Hunger and malnutrition deprive children of essential nutrients, making them susceptible to severe versions of common sicknesses and diseases, and can lead to poor growth, development and stunting.
Nyabel Wal travelled for six days to look for food, only to come back empty-handed. With no other options, she’s been forced to gather plants which grow close to the ground in the her remote village of Kiech Kon, South Sudan.
“Food was so limited, we mainly ate rice. Kids forced themselves to eat mud because we all just wanted to feel something in our mouths. When you are so hungry, even mud tastes good.”
Childhood malnutrition affects more than 229 million kids worldwide. It's a triple threat which includes undernutrition, hidden hunger and overnutrition. Find out what you should know about malnutrition.
UNICEF Health Worker Paul Maesiala travels on a boat for three hours to reach children in remote Solomon Islands.
Mossa is the only father in the group. He has come today with his four children: “I wanted to give their mother a break today. We have such a long, dangerous journey behind us, and she is exhausted and sick because of all the worrying for our kids.”
Robel talks to UNICEF NZ about growing up with precious little food in Sudan and his journey to New Zealand
Some breakfasts are hot, some are cold. Here’s what breakfast looks like for children in 10 countries around the world.
From not being able to stand by herself, to walking again on her own - this is Adut's 8 week journey to recovery.
Vivien Maidaborn is used to fielding unusual questions. But this was a question even she hadn’t heard before.
On the day Khalid held his oldest daughter for the first time, there was an explosion close to the hospital where she was born in Yemen.
Only half of Yemen's health centres are functional. We went inside one of the main hospitals in Sana'a.
Māori soul singer TEEKS features on new version of One Love launched by members of the Marley family.
Aussie aid worker Harriet Dwyer wants to remind people that Yemeni children can truly flourish with the right support.
COVID-19 is bringing a new threat to already battered countries – and makes delivering life-saving assistance even harder.
After more than five years of conflict, families in Yemen now face the threat of a deadly pandemic without even the most basic supplies.
As Covid-19 spreads around the world, communities in the Pacific are desperately preparing to respond to the imminent threat of the pandemic.
Photographers in countries around the world are at home with their families – these are their photos.
As Covid-19 spreads around the world, water and soap are more important than ever before. But what if you didn’t have access to them?
With 116 million expected births in the approximately 9 months since the Covid pandemic was recognised, UNICEF calls on governments and donors to maintain lifesaving services for pregnant women and newborns.
As COVID-19 has continued to spread globally, more than 117 million children in 37 countries may miss out on receiving the lifesaving measles vaccine.
The Covid-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on global supply chains. UNICEF is developing innovative solutions to ensure we continue to reach as many children as possible with life-saving supplies.
Not only must the region protect its people from the deadly coronavirus pandemic, it has to also recover from a second wave of destruction - Tropical Cyclone Harold.
As the conflict enters its 10th year, millions of children are entering their second decade of life surrounded by war, violence, death and displacement.
UNICEF Pacific Chief of Comms Cate Heinrich flew aboard a lifesaving vaccine delivery to Samoa last November.
Four years ago, Ramia Saidawi left Syria, with her husband and two girls, for a life of safety in New Zealand
My bags and I are heading to Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh - the largest refugee settlement in the world
Three-year-old Nur has been vomiting for three days, with severe diarrhoea, and now his father watches him, wondering if he waited too long to bring him in.
Of every 1000 children under five in Kiribati, 47 will die, often from entirely preventable causes. But that's changing.
Eight-year-old Bassam and his family have been running from war for five years, only to have it chase them every step of the way
An unusual ally has been enlisted in the fight against polio in the war-torn mountains of Yemen: Donkeys
New Zealand still isn’t immune from outbreaks of disease, and a lack of vaccination can still be a death sentence for kiwi children
As violence escalates in the Syrian region of Raqqa, families have been fleeing their homes to poorly equipped temporary shelters and camps.
Syrian children have been fighting to survive war, hunger, poverty and disease. But now they are fighting to survive the cold.
Every day we see the very worst of what people can do to one another, and the very worst conditions that people are forced to survive in.
Iman fled the war in Syria with her four children, but just when she thought they were safe – they faced a threat they couldn’t escape: winter.
Marie-Pierre Poirier recently travelled the migrant route through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia. She shares her story with us
Some Syrian families are attempting to live in relative normality, as fighting takes place down the road
The foreign object is a UNICEF sport-in-a-box kit. It’s the key ingredient in a new partnership between the Black Ferns and UNICEF called PLAY ON, helping children all over the Pacific.
Baby Luthfi was born just six days after the dual disasters that devastated Indonesia. His mother was feeding him with formula, until a UNICEF-trained midwife supported his transition to breast milk.
Most of the schools in Penama Province, Vanuatu, do not have toilets and there are some obvious health risks for children. With support from our donors, we're helping change this.
Adaline has been sent home with a months-long course of Plumpy’Nut® – a peanut-based nutritional paste - that can return her to full health, little by little.
It’s not your ordinary peanut butter from the supermarket. It’s called Plumpy’nut®, also known as Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food.
In 2017 the Manaro volcano, on Vanuatu’s Ambae Island, started to erupt. Within days, the island’s residents were evacuated.
Meet 31-year-old Michael Leo from Vanuatu. He works on an Orchard in Hawke's Bay to help his wife and two children back home.