UNICEF USA Must Reads
A weekly news roundup highlighting the best of the FieldNotes blog and online coverage of UNICEF issues.
Best of the FieldNotes Blog
Infographic: A crisis in clean water
- Breaking down the human and environmental costs of the global water crisis.
Five reasons to put down your phone
- 768 million people around the world lack clean water. And you can’t live without your smartphone?
Video: UNICEF Tap Project
- All you need to know about this year’s UNICEF Tap Project challenge—animated!
UNICEF Issues in the News
South Sudan: an intimate look at the conflict
- The Christian Science Monitor reports from Bor, the “epicenter” of a conflict that affects more than 3.75 million children.
Fat, lean or in-between?
- A provocative essay in The New York Times argues for a new vocabulary to talk about rich and poor nations.
Photo gallery: Put us in the picture
- The Guardian’s portraits of blind pupils at Bishop Willis school in Uganda make the case for equal opportunities for children with disabilities.
The heavy burden of cancer
- Cancer kills more people in poor countries than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, The Economist reports.
“Nobody is immune from this issue.”
- Google’s former CEO says parents everywhere need to have “the privacy talk” with their children, in an excerpt from his new book.
And one more…
Video: Joy and unicycles in Chicago
- How a circus program is helping an 8-year-old refugee from Sudan adjust to his new life.