UNICEF reports on the situation for children two years after Haiti's 2010 earthquake.
Two years after the 12 January 2010 earthquake, the scars of disaster are still visible on the infrastructure, institutions and social systems of Haïti. They are also apparent on the bodies and in the minds of children, parents and caregivers. But as the second anniversary of this calamitous event (deemed the most destructive in recent decades) passes, there is also clear evidence of healing - and in some cases, of not just recovery, but meaningful and positive change that holds the key to realising the transformative agenda for children.
This video summarizes the year 2011 and the many achievements that UNICEF undertook around the world. The world welcomed its 7 billionth inhabitant; under-five mortality dropped to its lowest rate in history - 7.6 million; Ghana became the 21st country to eliminate neo-natal tetanus; more than 6,000 communities across Africa abandoned female genital cutting. Watch this engaging video here.
This slide includes the thoughts of a young girl growing up in Cambodia, who feels discriminated against because she is a girl.
This slide features an excerpt from a child in Costa Rica, who is a member of a marginalized group that suffers from discrimination.
This slide includes a quote from two adolescents in Pakistan who have grown up in poverty.
This slide includes excerpts, quotes and opinions of children from Pakistan and Nigeria who have been affected by the issues of child labor and child trafficking respectively.
This Water and Sanitation unit was recently featured in an article in "Social Studies and the Young Learner", published by the National Council on Social Studies. Read the article here.