Children in crises

From South Sudan to Syria, Iraq to Ukraine, millions of children are affected by ongoing conflicts and crises around the world.
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"I am first in my classroom this year. I want to be a doctor when I grow up to I can help sick children." Feleknaz has lived in Syria's Ain Al-Khadra refugee camp for the past two years after fleeing Sinjar mountain in Iraq. We hope she achieves her dreams! War, Sweden, European Countries, European, Iraq, Countries, The World's Greatest, Junior
"I am first in my classroom this year. I want to be a doctor when I grow up to I can help sick children." Feleknaz has lived in Syria's Ain Al-Khadra refugee camp for the past two years after fleeing Sinjar mountain in Iraq. We hope she achieves her dreams!
“My main concern is to go to a safe country where I can bring up my child, and get her the treatment she needs, so she doesn’t waste her future. Our future is lost already, but it’s not fair that she should lose hers too.” Meet Syrian refugee Rasheed Tari from Aleppo and his one-year-old daughter Ella. Bring It On, Bring Up, Syrian Refugees, World Refugee Day, Phd, Take Action, Photo And Video, Alicia Vikander
“My main concern is to go to a safe country where I can bring up my child, and get her the treatment she needs, so she doesn’t waste her future. Our future is lost already, but it’s not fair that she should lose hers too.” Meet Syrian refugee Rasheed Tari from Aleppo and his one-year-old daughter Ella.
A year since the brutal conflict in Yemen began, the lives of millions of children are being devastated. At least six children have been killed or injured every day. The country is close to collapse. The fighting must end for the sake of Yemen’s future - and future generations! Portrait, People, Children, Korean People, Unicef, Yemen, Poverty, Humanitarian Aid
A year since the brutal conflict in Yemen began, the lives of millions of children are being devastated. At least six children have been killed or injured every day. The country is close to collapse. The fighting must end for the sake of Yemen’s future - and future generations!
These refugee children from Afghanistan are seeking shelter from very cold, wet weather conditions at the Tabanovce reception centre for refugees in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia after being refused entry into Serbia in February 2016. Youtube, Afghan, Republic Of Macedonia, Shelter, Wet Weather, Weather
These refugee children from Afghanistan are seeking shelter from very cold, wet weather conditions at the Tabanovce reception centre for refugees in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia after being refused entry into Serbia in February 2016.
"I saw our house starting to collapse. I grabbed my brother and we run. I was so scared. We run from house to house three times. Now I am heartbroken to see the house where I was born and raised in, in pieces". Adi, 13, and her 4-year-old brother Waisake outside their home destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Winston in Yaqeta village in Fiji’s Yasawa island group. Around The World Trips, Migration Crisis, Cyclone, Around The Worlds, We Run, The Millions, News, The Outsiders
"I saw our house starting to collapse. I grabbed my brother and we run. I was so scared. We run from house to house three times. Now I am heartbroken to see the house where I was born and raised in, in pieces". Adi, 13, and her 4-year-old brother Waisake outside their home destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Winston in Yaqeta village in Fiji’s Yasawa island group.
A girl stands in a fire-damaged house, in a conflict-affected governorate in Syria.    By July 2012 in Syria, escalating conflict between rebel and government forces is taking an increasing toll on children and their families. Deaths, including of children and women, have surpassed 17,000, and an estimated 1.5 million people inside Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance.  © UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi  http://www.unicef.org Portraits, Girl Standing, Personas, Photo, Beautiful People, Face
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A girl stands in a fire-damaged house, in a conflict-affected governorate in Syria. By July 2012 in Syria, escalating conflict between rebel and government forces is taking an increasing toll on children and their families. Deaths, including of children and women, have surpassed 17,000, and an estimated 1.5 million people inside Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance. © UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi http://www.unicef.org
Syrian Arab Republic, 2012 - A woman and her child stand inside their house after it was damaged by bombing, in a city affected by the conflict. The light on the top centre of the wall behind them comes through a hole caused by a mortar shell. - © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0213/Alessio Romenzi - http://www.unicef.org Centre, Photography, Organisations, Events, Current Events, Light, Organizations
Syrian Arab Republic, 2012 - A woman and her child stand inside their house after it was damaged by bombing, in a city affected by the conflict. The light on the top centre of the wall behind them comes through a hole caused by a mortar shell. - © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0213/Alessio Romenzi - http://www.unicef.org
Syrian Arab Republic, 2012 - A boy plays with a toy gun in a province affected by the conflict. Two men - one armed and masked, and another who is checking his mobile phone - stand nearby. - © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0217/Alessio Romenzi - http://www.unicef.org/photography Syrian Civil War, Two Men, Boys Playing, Men, Plays, Boys
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Syrian Arab Republic, 2012 - A boy plays with a toy gun in a province affected by the conflict. Two men - one armed and masked, and another who is checking his mobile phone - stand nearby. - © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0217/Alessio Romenzi - http://www.unicef.org/photography
South Sudan, 2012 - Kuka Kengech wraps her arms around her son, amid the ruins of their home, destroyed during inter-ethnic violence, in Pibor Town, Pibor County, Jonglei State. The boy’s stomach is distended, a likely combination of under-nutrition and parasites. - © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0130/Brian Sokol - http://www.unicef.org/photography Ethnic, World, Nutrition, South, Culture
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South Sudan, 2012 - Kuka Kengech wraps her arms around her son, amid the ruins of their home, destroyed during inter-ethnic violence, in Pibor Town, Pibor County, Jonglei State. The boy’s stomach is distended, a likely combination of under-nutrition and parasites. - © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0130/Brian Sokol - http://www.unicef.org/photography
Syrian Arab Republic, 2012 - A boy receives first aid after being shot in the foot by a sniper in a town affected by the conflict. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0209/Alessio Romenzi - http://www.unicef.org/photography Broadcast, Greats, Adolescence, Conflicted, Health Services, Photograph
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Syrian Arab Republic, 2012 - A boy receives first aid after being shot in the foot by a sniper in a town affected by the conflict. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0209/Alessio Romenzi - http://www.unicef.org/photography
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Syrian refugees in Lebanon - With his family, Syrian refugee Shadi [NAME CHANGED], 9, has lived with a host family for nine months, in North Lebanon. The week before, he had returned briefly to Syria, with his mother, to visit family there. Upon returning to Lebanon via an unofficial border crossing, Shadi’s foot was injured during an unidentified explosion; abrasions from the explosion are also visible on his face. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0221/Kate Brooks - http://www.unicef.org/photography Syrian Children, Syrian Refugees In Lebanon, Fotografia, Social Justice, Unicef Children, Human Rights, Dante Alighieri
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Syrian refugees in Lebanon - With his family, Syrian refugee Shadi [NAME CHANGED], 9, has lived with a host family for nine months, in North Lebanon. The week before, he had returned briefly to Syria, with his mother, to visit family there. Upon returning to Lebanon via an unofficial border crossing, Shadi’s foot was injured during an unidentified explosion; abrasions from the explosion are also visible on his face. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0221/Kate Brooks - http://www.unicef.org/photography
Nine-year-old Ayman, a Palestinian, lives in the densely populated Muslim Quarter of East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. He takes Judo classes at the Abna Al-Quds community centre which is located next to the Old City Wall. The centre is one of two in the neighbourhood that is supported by UNICEF, offering a rare public space for children and adolescents to play and interact safely. - © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0298/Giacomo Pirozzi - http://www.unicef.org/photography Judo, Public, Olds, Global, Palestine
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Nine-year-old Ayman, a Palestinian, lives in the densely populated Muslim Quarter of East Jerusalem, in the West Bank. He takes Judo classes at the Abna Al-Quds community centre which is located next to the Old City Wall. The centre is one of two in the neighbourhood that is supported by UNICEF, offering a rare public space for children and adolescents to play and interact safely. - © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0298/Giacomo Pirozzi - http://www.unicef.org/photography
Children wear cat masks as they play near the rubble of destroyed homes in the neighborhood of Zeitoun in Gaza City in Occupied Palestinian Territory. The masks were distributed to children by the UNICEF-supported Palestinian Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution, a community-based local NGO. ---  © UNICEF/Iyad El Baba  http://www.unicef.org Inspiration, Play, Reading, Children Wear, Children’s Rights, Kids Wear
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Children wear cat masks as they play near the rubble of destroyed homes in the neighborhood of Zeitoun in Gaza City in Occupied Palestinian Territory. The masks were distributed to children by the UNICEF-supported Palestinian Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution, a community-based local NGO. --- © UNICEF/Iyad El Baba http://www.unicef.org
As conditions deteriorate in makeshift settlements in Lebanon, UNICEF and its partners are providing children with shoes and clothing to keep them warm.   For more information on the response to the Syrian Crisis, visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/syriancrisis.html  For more information, visit: http://www.unicef.org/. Bali, Indonesia, Global Citizen, Barefoot, Bali Indonesia
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As conditions deteriorate in makeshift settlements in Lebanon, UNICEF and its partners are providing children with shoes and clothing to keep them warm. For more information on the response to the Syrian Crisis, visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/syriancrisis.html For more information, visit: http://www.unicef.org/.
Birth in a refugee camp  ---  Babies are born almost every day in Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. Saqer, pictured with his older brother and sister, is one of them.     His mother did not want to leave Syria but the bombs forced her when she was 7 months pregnant. Now we're helping her, and expectant mothers like her, cope.  Learn how http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/jordan_68014.html    © UNICEF Jordan/2013/Masciarelli Roses, Refugee Camps, Forced Labor, Expecting Mothers, Social Justice Education, 7 Months Pregnant, 7 Months
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Birth in a refugee camp --- Babies are born almost every day in Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. Saqer, pictured with his older brother and sister, is one of them. His mother did not want to leave Syria but the bombs forced her when she was 7 months pregnant. Now we're helping her, and expectant mothers like her, cope. Learn how http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/jordan_68014.html © UNICEF Jordan/2013/Masciarelli
CAN YOU SEE ME?  ---  Adnan (age 5) suffered severe burns when his home in Syria was destroyed by shelling. His family now lives in a makeshift refugee camp in Lebanon’s Akkar Valley and cannot afford the medical care he needs. Adnan used to speak well but stopped talking after he was wounded. The sound of cars also frightens him now, and he often cries at night. By mid-February, over 800,000 refugees had fled Syria’s escalating war.  © UNICEF/Marta Ramoneda www.unicef.org/photography
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CAN YOU SEE ME? --- Adnan (age 5) suffered severe burns when his home in Syria was destroyed by shelling. His family now lives in a makeshift refugee camp in Lebanon’s Akkar Valley and cannot afford the medical care he needs. Adnan used to speak well but stopped talking after he was wounded. The sound of cars also frightens him now, and he often cries at night. By mid-February, over 800,000 refugees had fled Syria’s escalating war. © UNICEF/Marta Ramoneda www.unicef.org/photography
Hussam, 11, surveys the remnants of his damaged home, in the city of Rafah, in the Gaza Strip.  ---  Children throughout the region struggle to cope after the violence. UNICEF and its partners are working hard on emergency projects to get children back to class, despite damage to more than 136 schools and kindergartens. We’re also providing health services, water, sanitation and psychosocial support to children.     © UNICEF/2012/Iyad El Baba     http://www.unicef.org Art, United Nations Children's Fund, Children's Rights, People Of The World
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Hussam, 11, surveys the remnants of his damaged home, in the city of Rafah, in the Gaza Strip. --- Children throughout the region struggle to cope after the violence. UNICEF and its partners are working hard on emergency projects to get children back to class, despite damage to more than 136 schools and kindergartens. We’re also providing health services, water, sanitation and psychosocial support to children. © UNICEF/2012/Iyad El Baba http://www.unicef.org
“This must stop.” -- On 19 November, mourners attend the burial of Tasneem Al Nahel, 13, in Gaza City, occupied Palestinian territory. She was killed the previous day by shrapnel during an Israeli air strike. Among the mourners is Tasneem’s 5-year-old brother. “This must stop,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon. To read more about the Israeli-Palestinian situation and how UNICEF is involved, please visit: http://www.unicef.org/protection/57929_66405.html © UNICEF/Iyad El Baba Economic Justice, Child Protection
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“This must stop.” -- On 19 November, mourners attend the burial of Tasneem Al Nahel, 13, in Gaza City, occupied Palestinian territory. She was killed the previous day by shrapnel during an Israeli air strike. Among the mourners is Tasneem’s 5-year-old brother. “This must stop,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon. To read more about the Israeli-Palestinian situation and how UNICEF is involved, please visit: http://www.unicef.org/protection/57929_66405.html © UNICEF/Iyad El Baba
A girl stands in a fire-damaged house, in a conflict-affected governorate in Syria.    By July 2012 in Syria, escalating conflict between rebel and government forces is taking an increasing toll on children and their families. Deaths, including of children and women, have surpassed 17,000, and an estimated 1.5 million people inside Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance.  © UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi  http://www.unicef.org
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A girl stands in a fire-damaged house, in a conflict-affected governorate in Syria. By July 2012 in Syria, escalating conflict between rebel and government forces is taking an increasing toll on children and their families. Deaths, including of children and women, have surpassed 17,000, and an estimated 1.5 million people inside Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance. © UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi http://www.unicef.org
Somali children play in a child-friendly space in the Kobe refugee camp in the Dollo Ado area of Ethiopia’s Somali Region. The UNICEF-supported space is run by the international NGO Save the Children US. Some 27,000 Somali refugees currently shelter in the camp. UNICEF is there to help provide essential services in the areas of health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation and child protection. © UNICEF/Jiro Ose Learn more: http://www.unicef.org Web Design, Horn, Africa, Childrens Health, Child Friendly, Children Play, Somali Refugees
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Somali children play in a child-friendly space in the Kobe refugee camp in the Dollo Ado area of Ethiopia’s Somali Region. The UNICEF-supported space is run by the international NGO Save the Children US. Some 27,000 Somali refugees currently shelter in the camp. UNICEF is there to help provide essential services in the areas of health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation and child protection. © UNICEF/Jiro Ose Learn more: http://www.unicef.org
EMERGENCY: The impact of war on Syria’s children  ---  Syria 2012: A boy attends a funeral for a man who was killed, in a town affected by the growing conflict between rebel and government forces. By mid-March, 1.7 million people were affected by the year-long conflict. More than 150,000 have been displaced and 30,000 refugees, half of them children, have fled to neighbouring countries.  © UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi http://www.unicef.org Inga, Save Syria, Children Of Syria, Spanish, Together We Can
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EMERGENCY: The impact of war on Syria’s children --- Syria 2012: A boy attends a funeral for a man who was killed, in a town affected by the growing conflict between rebel and government forces. By mid-March, 1.7 million people were affected by the year-long conflict. More than 150,000 have been displaced and 30,000 refugees, half of them children, have fled to neighbouring countries. © UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi http://www.unicef.org
Three girls, holding cups of water, smile and laugh at a UNICEF-provided water point at the Baan Nai Rai School in the southern Pang Nga Province of Thailand. The entire village was devastated in the tsunami of 2004. UNICEF has helped rebuild the community, including houses and roads, and has provided the school with a new nursing unit, water and sanitation facilities, sports equipment, bicycles, books and a variety of school supplies. © UNICEF/Palani Mohan http://www.unicef.org/photography Thailand, United Nations General Assembly, Child, Sports Equipment
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Three girls, holding cups of water, smile and laugh at a UNICEF-provided water point at the Baan Nai Rai School in the southern Pang Nga Province of Thailand. The entire village was devastated in the tsunami of 2004. UNICEF has helped rebuild the community, including houses and roads, and has provided the school with a new nursing unit, water and sanitation facilities, sports equipment, bicycles, books and a variety of school supplies. © UNICEF/Palani Mohan http://www.unicef.org/photography
Video Report:  UNICEF and partners are preparing for the worst of the nutrition crisis in the Sahel region of Africa, where 10 million people are already food insecure.  To read more about UNICEF's involvement in the Sahel region, please visit: http://uni.cf/GWvtXf Charity, Charity Events, Emergency Fund, Campaign, Global Warming, Social Issues
Preparing for crisis in the Sahel region of Africa
Video Report: UNICEF and partners are preparing for the worst of the nutrition crisis in the Sahel region of Africa, where 10 million people are already food insecure. To read more about UNICEF's involvement in the Sahel region, please visit: http://uni.cf/GWvtXf
Pakistan, 2010: A child sleeps on a bed surrounded by floodwater in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province.  UNICEF and partners delivered emergency aid, including food, safe drinking water and medical services, and worked to prevent the outbreak of water-borne diseases.  ©UNICEF/Asad Zaidi Country, Pakistan, Malnutrition Children, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Hungry Children
Pakistan, 2010: A child sleeps on a bed surrounded by floodwater in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. UNICEF and partners delivered emergency aid, including food, safe drinking water and medical services, and worked to prevent the outbreak of water-borne diseases. ©UNICEF/Asad Zaidi