August 8, 2014

A weekly roundup of UNICEF issues in the news.

Best of the UNICEF blogs

Gaza’s trauma
More than 373,000 children will need psychological support.

Photos: fighting Ebola in Liberia
What UNICEF Liberia is doing to educate families at risk.

Q&A with UNICEF Honduras
A UNICEF specialist explains why thousands of children are making a dangerous trip alone.

UNICEF issues in the news

The fate of education in Gaza
With nearly 150 schools damaged in fighting, how will Gaza’s children return to normalcy?

“The headlines are bad but the trend lines are good”
The Daily Beast on the U.S.-Africa summit in D.C., where Bill Clinton and other leaders spoke of promise.

The economic cost of malnutrition
Investing in nutrition is as important as building bridges and roads, African leaders say.

The plight of the Yazidis
The Washington Post reports on thousands of Iraqis besieged by violence and facing death for lack of water.

A survivor speaks out against genital mutilation
A British activist tells the story of being ferried to Africa to undergo the traditional practice.

Photo gallery: A lighting revolution
Solar electricity is changing the landscape in Sierra Leone.

And one more...

Building a better brain
More scientific evidence that children need to play to learn. From NPR.