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PHOTO OF THE WEEK - 5 November 2013
A man and a boy in Atma in the Syrian Arab Republic, an encampment for displaced persons, near the border with Turkey.

Inside the Syrian Arab Republic, the conflict has affected some 6.8 million people, including 4.25 million who have been internally displaced. Children are increasingly vulnerable, enduring the significant psychological toll of violence as well as the disintegration of infrastructure essential to their health and well-being – and their future.

©UNICEF/Giovanni Diffidenti

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK - 17 October 2013
Ongoing UNICEF support in Nigeria includes programmes to create safe water sources and sanitary facilities and to promote best hygiene practices. But much remains to be done. Some 42 per cent of Nigerians lack access to safe drinking water, and only 31 per cent use improved sanitation facilities.

Caption: Boys play at a bank of a river in the Ajere Beach community, which has adopted healthy hygiene behaviours and been declared free of open defecation.

©UNICEF/Andrew Eseibo

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 16 September 2013
L. Mijiddorj cares for his 20-month-old daughter, M. Sarangoo, while her mother, J. Enkhtuya, works at a local clinic. Ms. Enkhtuya is a ‘bagh feldsher’, a health worker for nomadic herder communities, in Khövsgöl Province of Mongolia. Ensuring that adequate health care reaches the communities’ children – who represent nearly 24 per cent of Mongolia’s child population – often proves challenging due to the mobile lifestyle and remote locales of nomadic families.

©UNICEF/Brian Sokol

http://www.unicef.org

PHOTO OF THE WEEK - 28 August 2013
One million child refugees have now fled the escalating war in Syria. Fatima, 10, and her parents escaped Syria’s conflict-affected Baba Amr district of Homs and now live in an enclosed room atop a roof in Mafraq, Jordan. “We don’t have water. I get it from the neighbours,” she said. Sometimes her family is also without food. “I miss Syria. I was very happy [there],” she explained. “My school … was very beautiful.” Fatima dreams of one day becoming a doctor.

©UNICEF/Lucy Lyon

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To learn more: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/syriancrisis_68134.html

PHOTO OF THE WEEK - 20 August 2013
A worker helps Somali refugees in Dollo Ado in Ethiopia.

World Humanitarian Day – held annually on 19 August – is an opportunity to honour fallen aid workers and pay tribute to their memory by raising awareness of humanitarian issues.

For this year’s Day, the United Nations and its partners are drawing attention to the ways we can all help others by asking people to complete their own version of this statement:

“The world needs more …”

UNICEF’s response?..”Action”.

What’s yours?…please share.

©UNICEF/Jiro Ose

http://www.unicef.org

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 14 August 2013
Women and their malnourished children rest in a nutrition treatment centre expanded with UNICEF support, in a Bangui hospital in Central African Republic.

Did you know that the Central African Republic is one of the world’s poorest countries, with one of the highest rates of under-five mortality? Resurgent conflict has worsened conditions, leaving 1.2 million people – 600,000 of them children – without access to basic services like water and health care.

©UNICEF/Brian Sokol

http://www.unicef.org/

PHOTO OF THE WEEK - 5 August 2013
Baka women at a market in Impfondo, the provincial capital of the Republic of the Congo.

The majority of indigenous Baka – semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers – live in and around the forest that composes most of Likouala Province. Amid other widespread discrimination, the destruction of large parts of their natural habitat from actions such as logging and poaching threatens their way of life. UNICEF is working with the government to promote the rights of indigenous children.

©UNICEF/Graeme Williams

http://www.unicef.org/

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 11 July 2013
(Foreground) 5-month-old Widelin Auguste was very ill when authorities rescued him from a substandard institution. He is now living in a care centre in Port-au-Prince until he can be placed in another facility or reunited with his parents. Some 50,000 Haitian children live in institutions. For children under age 3, prolonged stays in institutions can impede emotional and cognitive development. UNICEF is working with the Government to support optimum alternatives for their care.

©UNICEF/Marco Dormino

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 25 June 2013
State of Palestine: (Centre) Mohammed [NAME CHANGED], 17, has worked in underground tunnels to help support his family since he was 14. The passageways are used to smuggle goods across the Gaza Strip’s severely restricted border with Egypt. “The first time I arrived at the tunnel, I freaked out. … the tunnel looked like a tomb,” said Mohammed, who has since survived a tunnel collapse. He earns up to 120 shekels (about US$30) per shift, significantly more than he might earn at other jobs.

© UNICEF/Iyad El Baba

To see more: www.unicef.org/photography

UNICEF Photo of the Week - June 4, 2013
A health centre in Cobán Municipality in Guatemala.

Gains for children in Guatemala include comprehensive vaccination coverage and improvements in birth registration. But widespread poverty is linked to other threats – high rates of chronic malnutrition and violence and low national education levels among them. UNICEF is working with the Government to sustain achievements and address lingering challenges.

©UNICEF/Susan Markisz

To see more: http://www.unicef.org/photography