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Children in Conflict
Helping Girls Escape Early Marriage in Yemen
Social collapse is pushing more and more young girls into marriage in Yemen. UNICEF-supported programs help them get their lives back.
A Boy Scarred by Yemen's War Takes His First Steps Toward Healing
Thanks to a UNICEF project in Aden that provides prosthetic limbs to children maimed in Yemen's war, Rayan, 6, can live a fuller life.
Protecting Yemen's Children From COVID-19
An urgent funding crisis threatens the water, sanitation and health programs children in Yemen need to stay alive. You can help now.
UNICEF Is Working to Free Child Soldiers Around the World
Tens of thousands of children are being recruited and used in armed conflicts around the world. UNICEF is working to bring them home.
Ramadan in War-torn Yemen: Hoping for Better Days Ahead
An embattled nation's already fragile health care system faces a new threat: the novel coronavirus.
Making a Difference in Yemen, One Child at a Time
Despite the crippling effects of five years of conflict, community health facilities keep at it, with UNICEF support.
Afghanistan Is the World's Most Lethal War Zone for Children
After 40 years of conflict, Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous countries on the planet for a child.
Here's How UNICEF Is Helping Children in Yemen
After nearly five years of conflict, Yemen's children need health care, nutrition, safe water, education and more. UNICEF is there to help.
UNICEF Is Protecting Children Under Attack by Militia Groups in Mali
With violent attacks on the rise, children in Mali are in more danger every day. UNICEF and partners are rushing to help.
How UNICEF Helps Protect Yemen's Most Vulnerable Children
In Yemen, an Emergency Cash Transfer Project is helping 1.5 million families cover basic food, health and education needs.
Children Killed and Injured Amid Escalating Violence in Sudan
A military assault on pro-democracy protesters poses another lethal threat to children suffering from decades of conflict and deprivation.
UNICEF Is Bringing Malnourished Children Back to Life in Yemen
Little Saba's health stabilized after treatment at a UNICEF-sponsored therapeutic feeding center in Hudaydah, Yemen.
UNICEF Is On the Ground in Yemen, Helping Children Survive
Millions in Yemen spent yet another Ramadan praying for peace and struggling for survival. UNICEF is on the ground helping.
Remember Yemen on Ramadan's Night of Power
More than 24 million people in Yemen — including at least 11 million children — need humanitarian assistance. UNICEF is there to help.
Not Forgotten: Parents of Abducted Children Refuse to Give Up Hope
Thousands of children have been abducted by armed groups in Nigeria. UNICEF helps freed children get their lives back.
Yemen's Children Are Under Attack
After four years of war, blasts like the one that killed 14 Yemeni schoolchildren are hardly the only lethal threats facing families.
A Massive Vaccination Campaign Is Saving Lives in War-torn Yemen
While the U.S. reels from a resurgence of measles, communities in Yemen are mobilizing to immunize and protect their children from disease.
In South Sudan, Teenage Girls Struggle to Break Chains of Conflict
Twice victims, girls who break free from an armed group's oppression can find themselves pariahs with no support upon their release.
A Former Child Soldier Tells How UNICEF Aided His Transition to Peace
After the militia that forced Mohamed Sidibay to kill or be killed let him go at age 10, he had no home, family or food. He did have UNICEF.
Married in the Fifth Grade in Yemen
Desperate to feed their families, more parents in Yemen are marrying off their young daughters in exchange for a cash dowry.
Waiting for Peace: Yemen's Children Speak Out
Young Yemenis picked up video cameras to record children's stories of growing up in a country torn apart by war.
The World Has Failed to Protect Children in Conflict in 2018
UNICEF is calling on world leaders to protect the lives and futures of children growing up in countries affected by armed conflict.
Helping Yemen's Children Heal From the Wounds of War
Children did not start the war in Yemen, but they are paying the highest price. UNICEF is helping injured children get their lives back.
Yemen's Children Are on the Edge of Starvation
Yemen's brutal civil war has destroyed the country's economy and created a devastating humanitarian crisis.
To Build a Better Future, Yemen's Children Must Be Educated
UNICEF and partners are working to provide children growing up in war-torn Yemen with a quality education and hope for the future.
Yemen's Children Dream of Peace
More than anything, Yemen's children wish the fighting would stop, so they could just be children again.
How American Students Helped Send a Ukrainian Boy to Summer Camp
Aleksey, 14, was maimed by a grenade in Ukraine. Sixth graders in Lyons, NY held a walkathon to raise money to send him to summer camp.
Yemen Is a "Living Hell for Children"
Every 10 minutes, a child in Yemen dies of preventable causes, including malnutrition. UNICEF and partners need your help to save lives now.
Six Ways Yemen Is in Crisis
Some of the world's most vulnerable children are watching their homeland crumble.
With Yemen on the Brink of Collapse, a Call for an End to the Horrors
UNICEF Executive Director Fore urges swift action to save and protect Yemen's children.
Six Things You Should Know About Yemen's Deepening Humanitarian Crisis
Three years of intense civil war have pushed underdeveloped, overlooked Yemen to the brink of collapse. Peace is the only way forward.
Unsung Heroes: Vaccinators Climb Mountains to Save Children's Lives
As Yemen's health system crumbles, mobile vaccination teams are going the extra mile to reach children with lifesaving health services.
Battle for Port Plunges Yemen Deeper Into Humanitarian Crisis
With food, medicine and safe water already in short supply, a devastated nation prepares for a crippling blockade.
Stop Attacks on Children Now
In conflict zones around the world, no method of warfare has been off limits, no matter how deadly for children. Enough is enough.
Congolese Militia Groups Are Recruiting Children and Youth for Combat
As the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo deepens, UNICEF is helping children and teens rebuild their lives.
More Than 200 Children Released by Armed Groups in South Sudan
UNICEF and partners are supporting the newly released children with medical care, counseling, education and job training.
Fleeing from Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Armed conflict has driven more than 800,000 young people from their homes in one of the world's worst displacement crises for children.
Born Into War
For the more than 3 million children born in Yemen since the civil war escalated in 2015, staying alive is a daily struggle.
Scars of War
After nearly four years of volatile conflict, the scars of war run deep on eastern Ukraine's youngest citizens.
"Yemen Is One of the Worst Places on Earth to Be a Child"
In a nation gripped by famine and cholera, more than 11 million Yemeni children are in acute need of humanitarian assistance.
Crisis in Yemen Intensifies
Relief efforts face hurdles in a country already reeling from famine and the world's biggest cholera epidemic on record.
Why Goodwill Ambassador Ishmael Beah Gives to UNICEF
As a child in Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah lost everything. UNICEF helped give him back a future.
Child Crisis in Nigeria: More Children Used as Human Bombs
Girls and boys in northeast Nigeria are being strapped to explosives and sent to carry out deadly attacks on civilians.
Yemen's War Leaves 10 Million Young Lives Falling Through the Cracks
UNICEF issues an urgent appeal: stop this war, scale-up humanitarian aid.
In Niger, Children Traumatized by Boko Haram Find Normalcy
Through UNICEF-supported programs, children like Fanta can try to reclaim lost childhoods.
Amidst the Rubble, Aleppo's Kids Are Heading Back to School
With UNICEF assistance, 23 primary schools have re-opened in the past few weeks alone.
After Years of Conflict, Schools Reopen and Hope Returns to Fallujah
Six months ago, 85,000 people fled the city as battles raged. Today, kids are studying again in Fallujah's schools.
For the Children of Nigeria, a Chance to Learn and Thrive
More than 100,000 children living under threat of Boko Haram are back in school with UNICEF's help.
UNICEF Offers Fanta, 9, A Safe Place to Learn and Play
Providing a safe place for kids to learn and play is one way UNICEF works to help children at risk.
Report from Aleppo: Displaced Children & Families Huddle in Jibreen
UPDATE: 40,000 people have been displaced within and from the area. Half of them are children.
Ishmael Beah Gives Hope to Children Trapped in Conflict
As a child in Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah lost everything. UNICEF helped give him back a future.
UNICEF Responds to Mosul Crisis: Four Things You Need to Know
A convoy carrying UNICEF aid reaches the city in the largest distribution to date.
Going to School Turns Into a Nightmare for Aleppo’s Children
Four young children were killed by a mortar on their way to school. And this comes two days after another hit a school, killing five kids.
Syria Under Siege: A Convoy Gets Through to a Town Under Attack
UNICEF Syria's Mirna Yacoub rode with the inter-agency convoy delivering desperately-needed humanitarian aid.
Children of Aleppo Are Trapped in a "Living Nightmare"
Medical staff in Aleppo are trying to save the lives of children in unimaginable circumstances.
In Boko Haram's Wake, a Quarter Million Children Severely Malnourished
Thousands of Nigerian children face severe malnutrition. Help UNICEF provide the nutrition they need.
Five Things You Should Know About Children in Iraq
UNICEF deplores the senseless bombings. Nothing justifies attacks on children.
"War in Syria has no checks and balances" - Hospitals Bombed in Aleppo
In the space of hours, three hospitals are attacked, killing children and medical personnel.
Orlando Bloom Visits Out-of-School Kids in Conflict-Torn Ukraine
The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador urges help for children whose educations have been interrupted.
How UNICEF Delivers Aid to Children in Yemen Despite Brutal Conflict
UNICEF's representative in Yemen, Julien Harneis, tells what it's like to help children in the war-torn country.
"The Children of Yemen Need Urgent Help, and They Need It Now"
Julien Harneis, UNICEF Yemen, warns that continuous bombardment and fighting are exposing children to violence, disease and deprivation.
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Help Children Under Fire in Yemen
Learn how UNICEF is working to protect children in Yemen that are under fire. Donate today to support children affected by the ongoing conflict in Yemen.
Life Underground: Ukraine's Child Crisis
2015 has not been kind to the children of eastern Ukraine. The region’s children face a growing humanitarian crisis.
What You Need to Know About Gaza's Water Shortage
Water is a precious resource in Gaza. UNICEF's Chief of Field Office Pernille Ironside explains.
Everything You Need to Know About Gaza Schools in Less Than 2 Minutes
Conflict delayed the start of the school year, but Palestinian children are now back to learning.
8 Things You Need to Know About Gaza
The conflict that began on July 8 has had a huge impact on children.
In Photos: Inside Gaza's Hospitals and Shelters
More than 237,000 people have taken shelter in U.N.-run schools.
Children Have Borne the Brunt of Violence in Gaza and Israel
Hundreds of children have been killed, and thousands more have been injured.
Gaza School Attack: UNICEF Statement
More than 100 schools are damaged in the recent escalation of violence.
Conflict in Gaza Kills More Than 160 Children, 1,000 More Injured
Children are bearing the brunt of the worsening violence in Gaza and Israel.
Q&A: UNICEF in Afghanistan
UNICEF Country Representative Akhil Iyer provides an inside look into UNICEF's work in Afghanistan.
Q&A: UNICEF in Afghanistan (Video)
An inside look into UNICEF's work in Afghanistan—one of the world's most dangerous places.
UNICEF Frees 1,000 Child Soldiers in the Central African Republic
6,000 more are still trapped in the conflict.
Yemen: a Rough Place to Be a Child
More than half the population is living below the poverty line.