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Interactive: India’s Journey to Polio Eradication

Timeline preview - India Polio

— In March, the World Health Organization officially certified India as polio-free — one of history’s great public health achievements. Just five years ago, India accounted for half of polio cases worldwide. This interactive timeline explains how India won the battle against the dreaded disease. Polio is highly infectious and especially prevalent in areas where inadequate […]

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India Celebrates Major Milestone in Polio Eradication

A child receives the polio vaccine in a slum in Mumbai, india. © UNICEF/INDA2012-00433/Sandeep Biswas

— Once considered the most stubborn of breeding grounds for polio, India reached a major milestone today, marking three years since its last-reported polio case. Without a single new infection in the past two years, India can claim to be polio-free. Nicole Deutsch, head of polio operations for UNICEF in India, called it a “monumental milestone”. […]

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UNICEF Fights Rising Childhood Malnutrition in Afghanistan

Afghan mother Sheela holds her 4 month old son Naim in Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul. UNICEF supplies the hospital with therapeutic food to treat malnourished Afghan children

— Malnutrition is on the rise in Afghanistan, the New York Times reported on Sunday, with hospitals across the country revealing significant increases in admissions for severe acute malnutrition among children. Bost Hospital in Helmland province, for example, is admitting 200 children a month, a four-fold increase in two years. The hospital has doubled its capacity, […]

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South Sudan: UNICEF Responds to Help Children at Risk

Boys in the town of Bunj, in Maban County, Upper Nile State, where armed clashes continue.  South Sudan achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, but fresh fighting in the new nation threatens the peace and the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and children. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1422/BRIAN SOKOL

— In South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, hundreds of thousands of children are at risk. Violent clashes between the government and rebel factions began in mid-December in the capital, Juba, and have spread throughout the country. An estimated 194,000 people are displaced from their homes. There are hopes for a cease-fire, with talks planned between […]

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2013 in Review: UNICEF’s Year in Pictures

Two girls attend school at Alpha Moya school in Timbuktu, Mali, a facility that has been re-furnished with help from UNICEF.

— From the Philippines to Syria to the Sahel, in 2013 UNICEF delivered vital services to children in crisis. Here at home, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF mobilized support from people across the United States to guarantee that UNICEF will be there in the coming year to help and protect the world’s most vulnerable children, wherever […]

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Typhoon Haiyan Video: How UNICEF Brought Water to Tacloban

— In this video, Michael Emerson Gnilo, a UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene specialist, explains how UNICEF worked with partners to restore Tacloban’s water supply and what water means to families and children in that city.   Donate Now

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