04 August 2018
Whether delivery takes place in a hut in a rural village or a hospital in a major city, putting newborns to the breast within the first hour after birth gives them the best chance to survive, thrive and develop to their full potential.
UNICEF and WHO recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, starting within an hour of birth. Continuing to breastfeed exclusively – without any other food – for the first six months promotes sensory and cognitive development, and protects babies against infectious and chronic diseases.
30 March 2018
Hamdia (6), whose little brother died of acute diarrhoea due to their drinking water being heavy on salt and minerals, Afdera town, Afar region, Ethiopia.
If you happen to drive by it, the steel pipe standing at attention in the middle of the desert doesn’t look very impressive. Yet, this pipe and the borehole beneath it currently form UNICEF Ethiopia’s most innovative and exciting project in the Afar region.
A 15 year old boy who missed a year of schooling when violence escalated in his village in Syria.
I had heard these terms in history class, abstract concepts I hadn’t paid much attention to. Seven years ago, at the age of eleven, they became my reality.
13 February 2018
21 December 2017
Story by Heamakarn Sricharatchanya / Video by Metee Thuentap / Photos by Jonas Gratzer
This story was published in Bangkok Post newspaper on 9 December 2017
MAE HONG SON, 8 December 2017 – In the playground of Khun Yuam Vitthaya School in Mae Hong Son province, Kittisak “Gao” Tianyut and his friends look cheerful yet determined. Kittisak has a story book in his hand, while his friends put paper puppets of colourful animals on their hands. They tell a story, make animal noises, and act out a scene.