On January 12, 2010, Haiti was rocked by an earthquake that registered over 7.0 on the Richter scale. It was the most powerful quake to strike the country in nearly 200 years and it resulted in destruction on an unimaginable scale. The epicenter of the quake was just ten miles from the densely populated city of Port-au-Prince.
This page is designed to provide educators and parents with resources related to Haiti and the recent earthquake.
Dr. Michael Emerson Gnilo, UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist in the Philippines, talks about the effort to restore the water supply in Tacloban. After a joint effort by UNICEF, USAID, and the Philippine government, almost 200,000 people in storm-ravaged Tacloban now have access to safe drinking water.
Learn how UNICEF is helping children in the Philippines and how you can show your support.
UNICEF reports on the recovery process in Haiti six months after the earthquake of January 2010.
UNICEF reports on the ground in Haiti just weeks after the devastating earthquake of January 2010.
This video reviews the year 2012 and some of the ways in which UNICEF and its partners are working to ensure child rights and that child mortality is eradicated in a generation.
Thousands of Palestinian refugees live at a refugee camp in Lebanon. UNICEF helps ensure that children in refugee camps are able to access an education and continue their studies, despite endemic poverty.
When violent events occur, it is a natural inclination to want to protect children from the terrifying details as they unfold in the media. Yet in an age of pervasive communications technology, it is impossible to shield children – especially once they reach school age – from unpleasant world events. There are ways, however, that we as educators and family members can help youth to cope with and make sense of tragedy in the world around them.
1 million children are threatened by the unfolding nutrition crisis in Africa's Sahel region. Watch this video to learn how UNICEF is responding to the crisis.
UNICEF radio interviews the UNICEF Director of Emergency Programs, Louis Georges Arsenault, who is spearheading UNICEF's efforts to respond to the nutrition crisis in Africa's Sahel region, which is affecting one million children.