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Migrant Children in Latin America Walk to Safety

Carlos is too young to understand why he can’t sleep in his own bed at home tonight. Instead, he’s lying on a thin mattress on the floor of a crowded and noisy migrant centre at the Colombian border. His mother, Yamileth, 18, watches over him and his brother Yadnoel. She is exhausted after carrying her … Continued

Children on the Move: A Child Migrant’s Story

50 Million Children with Nowhere to Call Home That’s ten times the population of Ireland – more than at any other time in history. It is a crisis of global proportions and it is destroying children’s lives. Refugee and migrant children are among the most vulnerable of all children. Fleeing truly dreadful circumstances; poverty, violence, … Continued

TV’s Ireland AM covers Hurricane Dorian emergency

Hurricane Dorian left 70,000 people without a home when it slammed into Abaco and the Grand Bahama islands on September 1st. The Category-5 storm sat over the region for 40 hours, leaving behind an unprecedented path of destruction and 18,000 affected children. UNICEF is on the ground helping the children who have been left in … Continued

Witnessing the impact of Hurricane Dorian on children

By Manuel Moreno González 7th September 2019   Amidst the ear-piercing noise of the helicopter, I could hear 11-year-old Jahmaurae Moreau say that to fly in a helicopter was “pretty cool”. He was smiling but, minutes later, as we were leaving the island behind, a few tears rolled slowly down his cheeks His mother Marianise … Continued

Child Survivors of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian has caused widespread destruction across The Bahamas. The islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama were hit the most severely.  The hurricane left behind a path of destruction unprecedented in this Caribbean country. Thousands of children have been directly affected by the hurricane. Many are now homeless, without access to clean water, food or … Continued

A Letter From Yemen

Dr. Nuzhat Rafique | UNICEF | Yemen | 2019   My name is Dr. Nuzhat Rafique and I am currently working as Health Manager in UNICEF’s country office in Yemen.  Every day I work to save the lives of babies and their mothers who are directly affected by the war in Yemen.  The war has … Continued

Rohingya girl refugees

Two years on from the arrival of nearly one million Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh, the situation remains grave for children in refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Teenage girls are particularly at risk with families reporting the disappearance and trafficking of their children. Currently, 500,000 children live in heavily congested camps in one of … Continued

Meet the Heroines Saving Mothers & Babies in Yemen

Ashwaq lives in a remote village where access to health services and education remains very limited. She lost her own baby in childbirth so she knows better than most why her role as a midwife and nurse is so vital in Yemen. “I work hard and face difficulties when trying to convince the inhabitants to … Continued

Maternal & Infant Mortality in Yemen: Ali’s Story

No mother should die giving birth to her baby, but that’s what happened to Ali’s mother, Khaizaran in Yemen.  Ali was loved long before he was born but his mother never got to hold him or nurse him. She never got to sing him a lullaby or tell him how much she loved him. When Khaizaran’s … Continued

Donncha O’Callaghan: Witnessing Ebola in the DRC

One in every three people infected by Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a child. As a proud UNICEF Ambassador, I recently visited the country to witness the devastating impact the virus is having on children, their families and communities. Right now, the DRC is experiencing the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history. … Continued