Growing up Fatima needed to collect water for her family every day, and the trek to water was made treacherous by crocodiles lurking about. Fatima and her family faced a bigger danger than crocodiles - waterborne disease.
In December of 2009, youth gathered in Copenhagen Denmark to address the issue of climate change. The forum released this declaration, demanding action from world leaders on an issue of great importance to future generations.
While the battle against HIV/AIDS may seem insurmountable, progress is slowly being made. Read about some of UNICEF's efforts in the area of HIV/AIDS.
A UNICEF partnership with the Assam Branch Indian Tea Association is working to create economic opportunity for girls.
"Child Protection" is a facet of UNICEF's work that covers a wide array of issues. From child labor, to the demobilization of child soldiers and prevention of child trafficking, UNICEF is working to create safe havens for children.
UNICEF is helping to provide access to education to girls in Afghanistan. Attendance is on the rise.
A global food crisis and a faltering economy have put more children at risk of starvation and disease. UNICEF is responding with lifesaving therapeutic foods and a comprehensive nutrition strategy.
Learn about how UNICEF is helping to combat cholera, a deadly waterborne disease, in Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.
In this unit students will:
1) Become familiar with four key strategies for a united global child survival effort.
2) Reinforce the idea expressed in UNICEF’s The State of the World’s Children 2008 report that the opportunity to increase the number of children surviving to age five is here.
3) Develop a proposal for community health services in one of the 60 priority countries.