A real life superhero

September 29, 2011
Today, we share a headline that is simply too important to let pass. UNICEF's Maulid Warfa is real life superhero - someone who overcomes impossibilities and confronts danger to save others. In spite of obstacles that would paralyze most of us, he has persisted, and in the process, helped to save and protect the lives of countless children.
Today, we share a headline that is simply too important to let pass.  UNICEF's Maulid Warfa is real life superhero - someone who overcomes impossibilities and confronts danger to save others.  In spite of obstacles that would paralyze most of us, he has persisted, and in the process, helped to save and protect the lives of countless children.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1205/Kate Holt | Water distribution in a camp in Mogadishu, Somalia for people displaced by the drought. The water is being distributed by troops from AMISOM (the African Union Mission in Somalia) from their base supplies. AMISOM was established by the United Nations to support peace, stability and the safe delivery of humanitarian aid in the country. UNICEF works on all sides of the long-running conflict.

This article in the Los Angeles Times provides a first person glimpse into the suffering of Somali children currently caught in crisis, profiles an incredible humanitarian/UNICEF worker, and in the process demonstrates the very essence of UNICEF's work staying there on the ground when all other organizations are gone, doing whatever it takes, and doing its best to ensure zero children are excluded from the response.