A father's love is universal! South Sudanese refugee Idro takes time to goof around with with his three-year-old daughter Gloria at their shelter in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda. #EarlyMomentsMatter
Naomi takes a break from teaching to care for her son at the Little Rock Early Childhood Development Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. "The early stage needs a lot of tenderness and special care. This environment is conducive, everything is clean and the children are well cared for, and if there is any problems they contact me immediately." says Naomi. #EarlyMomentsMatter
This week, #Malala visited girls at a @UNICEF Nigeria-supported school for children displaced by the Boko Haram crisis in northeast #Nigeria. Her message: "I am here now because of the Nigerian girls. Fighting for them and speaking up for them." #Chibok#childrenfirst
8 year old Aysha is so happy to rejoin her friends at school now that her neighborhood in west #Mosul has been liberated from ISIS control. "I want to become an engineer to rebuild my city," she says.
Another happy customer at this @UNICEF-supported health clinic on wheels in eastern #Aleppo. With no functioning public health centers and little cash among families returning home after the siege, these mobile clinics are hitting the street to provide free services to over 400 children and women daily, treating common illnesses and providing nutritional supplements to prevent malnutrition. #BigSmile
Songuie and Zenande attend South Africa's Gwebinkunda Primary School, which was entirely rehabbed by UNICEF and the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development. "We have so many games and books and pictures," says Songuie. "I like a lot my school and my friends here." #NelsonMandelaDay#NelsonMandela#Madiba#childrenfirst#education
“When I finish school, I want to become a pilot or at least work in the aviation. It is not an easy thing to achieve and that is why I need to be a very good student," says 14-year-old Mbasa, one of the 400 students at the #UNICEF-supported Bijolo School, in rural Eastern Cape, South Africa. #NelsonMandela believed that education was the doorway to success, and thanks to him children like Mbasa have greater opportunities. #NelsonMandelaDay#Madiba#childrenfirst#education
Through conflict and displacement, Ali never gave up on fighting for access to education. Ali and his family had to flee from their nomadic camp because of ongoing violence in Niger. His family lost all their camels, but now he's safe at a protection camp in Chad, and can attend school full-time! #MondayMotivation#ChildrenFirst
#Regram@iisuperwomanii ・・・ These kids from Madhya Pradesh, India were so excited to say hi to you. It was an honour to visit their school and learn about their lives. Although we are from different places and experience different challenges, this picture symbolizes something very universal: humanity. Humans have a natural desire to connect with one another. And with our privilege, it is not only our job to connect but to also take ownership in the entire human experience. It's our job to be global citizens who are aware of all the wonderful and heart wrenching things happening around the world. Admittedly there isn't always an immediate solution to world problems. Sometimes the solution is simply to connect and be a part of the conversation. That's how progress is made. So say hello back to your brothers and sisters 🏽🏽 @unicef
#Wateris life: Children and women take turns filling jerrycans with water in #Ethiopia's Oromia Region. Drought has severely affected their ability to access #safewater — and they're not alone. According to a new @who/@UNICEFwater report, about three in ten people around the world have no safe drinking water at home. Let’s change that.
Going the distance for children — with help from friends! Whenever our colleagues from #UNICEF#CentralAfricanRepublic cross this northwest river, community members from a nearby village are there to help the driver avoid the deepest waters. That way, the convoy can deliver vital medical supplies to health centers in the area. #childrenfirst
#Wateris time — In #DRCongo, UNICEF and friends installed the village of Nsumba’s first water pump. This young girl can now collect #safewater quickly with the simple pull of the handle – and spend her newfound free time in school and studying. #cleanwater#girlseducation
This girl is the definition of #determination! Nadeen was pushed out of school for two years due to the conflict in #Aleppo. When a school reopened this year in her village, she did not care about the hour-long walk. “My family was nervous about me coming to sit for exams. The road is dangerous but I didn’t care, as long as it meant I could study and achieve my dreams of becoming a teacher. I had to do it.” Here, Nadeen is studying in a UNICEF-supported accommodation center for children taking the national Grade 9 and Grade 12 exams. In 2016 UNICEF reached around 3 million children like Nadeen with education support in Syria.
#SuperDad Sulaiman checks the homework of his daughter, Fatmata, in Sierra Leone. Sulaiman is a gardener and uses his small salary to provide for his family of eleven. Though he didn’t go to school, he knows education is very important & makes every effort to support his children going to school. His eldest is now in university and the youngest in nursery school. “I check their books every day when I come home from work. I can’t read but I know they have done well when I see a lot more checks than x's.” Photo UNICEF/UN067481/Phelps
After the storm — A #Rohingya child outside her family's shelter at a refugee settlement in Ukhiya, #Bangladesh. More than 1 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian aid across the Bay of Bengal region following devastation wrought by Cyclone Mora. UNICEF and its partners are ramping up efforts to aid children and families. #childrenuprooted#childrenfirst#cyclones#cyclonemora UNICEF/UN069082/Noorani
We love these #smiles Girls at Sarbodaya School in Taratala, #India. UNICEF has been working in India since 1949 to help children survive and thrive. #childrenfirst UNICEF/UN063201/Ahmad
Girls at the Protection of Civilians camp in #Bentiu, South Sudan, wash their clothes. UNICEF helps provide drinking water to camp inhabitants, but many people use water from the artificial lake for tasks such as washing. Nationwide, only 41% of South Sudanese children have access to safe, clean water. #wateris#childrenuprooted#childrenfirst UNICEF/UN068324/Hatcher-Moore
Hasan, 12, (red shirt): "I miss my old schoolmates, but I don't know anything about them." Hasan dropped out of school in third grade and has been displaced twice because of violence in Al-Tabqua, Syria. #childrenuprooted#childrenofsyria#childrenfirst UNICEF/UN066042/Souleiman