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Monday UNICEF pic: India

Last week we launched a campaign to raise $2 million by the end of the year to fight a “silent emergency” that’s killing children: malnutrition.

This week’s photo is from the village of Sullineabad, in India’s Bihar State, where some 29 percent of children suffer from severe acute malnutrition.

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Malnutrition: a silent emergency

We’ve been reporting about the child malnutrition crisis quite a bit recently — in places as varied as Somalia, Yemen and the Philippines.

It’s a global crisis, but because it doesn’t get much coverage in mainstream media, it’s essentially a “silent emergency” for children.

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Monday UNICEF pic: Ethiopia

On Friday, UNICEF released a Humanitarian Action Update for the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda), where some 500,000 children under the age of five are suffering from severe acute malnutrition due to ongoing drought, chronic food insecurity and conflict.

You can see the concern on this mother’s face as she feeds her severely malnourished child therapeutic milk at a UNICEF-supported feeding unit in Ethiopia.

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Marking World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day.

UNICEF-supported programs provide care and education for millions of HIV-positive children, as well as those who are orphaned by the disease and those who are living with infected caregivers.

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Monday UNICEF pic: Rwanda

— p>The importance of education and clean water are always on our minds around here, and this photo — of boys drinking safe water in a classroom in Rubingo School, a child-friendly school in a village in Rwanda’s Gasabo District — illustrates both.

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Monday UNICEF pic: Brazil

Our latest Annual Report (click here to download a PDF) just came out, so I thought I’d share this fantastic UNICEF photo that’s featured on the cover:

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