JUBA, South Sudan, 14 February 2014 – Far from home, in the company of strangers who speak a language they do not know, a small group of boys and girls play in the dust of the Juba child welfare centre. They are among hundreds of children lost or unaccompanied in the chaos of intense fighting in South Sudan.
LABE, Guinea, 11 February 2014 – Madame Doumbouya was in her early twenties when her grandmother passed away. The heirlooms passed down to her included red robes, a traditional mirror encased in leather and decorated in seashells, and a sharp, curved knife.
NEW YORK, United States of America, 10 February 2014 – With the obtaining of funding comes a responsibility to turn financial contributions into real results for children – to put the planned aid into action. During its first regular session of 2014, which ran from 4 to 6 February, the UNICEF Executive Board focused many of its discussions on strengthening the programmes and procedures that enable UNICEF and its partners to bring about improvements for the world’s children.
KASSALA, Sudan, 7 February 2013 – Sitting in a bed at Saudi Hospital with her newborn, Imtenan, Fatema explains that reaching her decision was easy, in spite of the strength of tradition. “My daughter will not be cut,” Fatema says.