UNICEF

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

For more information, please visit: http://www.unicef.org/
Recent Tweets @
Who I Follow

Back-breaking and life-threatening labour in the tunnels the only option, say teenagers in the State of Palestine

"The first time I arrived at the tunnel, I freaked out and cried," says 17-year-old Mohammed*. "I did not want to work underground. The tunnel looked like a tomb."

Mohammed was given a small pill to relax - Tramadol, used by many children working in the tunnels between Gaza and Egypt. Mohammed and his friend Ahmad*, 16, earn 120 shekels (US$30) a shift, three times as much as a job at a construction site, to support their families.

"My teacher says I should stop working in the tunnel, but what choice do I have?" asks Ahmad. "I cannot leave my family without bread on the table."

Check out how UNICEF is helping Mohammed,  Ahmad and others like them find better, safer options: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/oPt_67168.html

© UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0874/El Baba

*All names have been changed.

  1. resiliantsmiles reblogged this from its-salah
  2. sogwod reblogged this from lufucius
  3. lojikal reblogged this from fromaflowertoagarden
  4. fromaflowertoagarden reblogged this from raw-r-evolution
  5. lufucius reblogged this from plotdesigner
  6. hi-im-liran reblogged this from plotdesigner
  7. plotdesigner reblogged this from rue-of-equality
  8. charlesemerson reblogged this from unicef
  9. snarlingdragons reblogged this from azicrow
  10. reformingpolitics reblogged this from thepeacefulterrorist
  11. www-outerspacepi reblogged this from unicef
  12. yoursocialconstructsareshowing reblogged this from vegetablearian
  13. fidhahdido reblogged this from hamzysmusings
  14. elli8814 reblogged this from 7ilm-al-falastini
  15. xoislamovicaminaxo reblogged this from seeksabr
  16. futurerovine reblogged this from unicef
  17. graciekim reblogged this from vasavikanneganti
  18. vasavikanneganti reblogged this from writerandrighter
  19. misantropo reblogged this from unicef
  20. aish-aish-baby reblogged this from escape-artistt
  21. finding-adventure reblogged this from thepeacefulterrorist
  22. rue-of-equality reblogged this from celebrate-the-magic
  23. son-of-felix-sr reblogged this from celebrate-the-magic
  24. celebrate-the-magic reblogged this from sagesse
  25. sagesse reblogged this from alcindora