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A girl does geometry at a UNICEF-assisted school in Rwanda | Photo © UNICEF/HQ07-1345/Giacomo Pirozzi

August 31, 2012

Summer School at a Refugee Camp for Syrians Gives Children a Sense of Stability

Around 500 Syrian families are currently living in a refugee camp that’s been set up in Dohuk, and many of those registered are children. Learn more.

August 30, 2012

With Cholera Cases on the Increase Worldwide, UNICEF Develops a Cholera Toolkit

Cholera is a significant public health priority currently making headlines. With increasing numbers of cases reported UNICEF is working to fix the problem.

August 29, 2012

Recovering Education System in Zimbabwe Gives Children a Second Chance at an Education

As Zimbabwe underwent over a decade of economic and political instability, many children had to work instead of going to school. Learn more.

August 29, 2012

Celebrating Nutrition Achievements in Wolaita

Not long ago, it was common for children under the age of 5 to receive treatment for severe malnutrition in this Ethiopian community. Today, a community-based nutrition program is keeping children strong and healthy, and families resilient.

August 28, 2012

Rwanda Moves to Close Down Children’s Institutions and Improve Its Childcare System

Rwanda is undergoing a radical transformation as the country works to heal from its past conflict and move forward as a cohesive society. The government has an ambitious plan—supported by UNICEF—to close all of Rwanda's 34 children’s institutions and find new homes for the 3,153 orphans living in them. Rwanda also wants to deepen family solidarity so no more children are abandoned. The government is training social workers to create networks to help identify children likely to be abandoned and find options for those with no extended family.

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