July 11, 2014

A weekly roundup of UNICEF issues in the news.

Best of the UNICEF blogs

Q&A: UNICEF in Afghanistan
An inside look at one of the most dangerous places in the world.

Basketball stars raise their voices for Nigeria’s girls
Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike’s fundraising efforts get a shout out from Melinda Gates.

What it takes to achieve universal access
UNICEF’s Geeta Rao Gupta on the hard work ahead in education.

UNICEF Issues in the News

A new kind of city in Jordan’s largest refugee camp
The New York Times architecture critic examines Za’atari as an urban space.

What they left behind
Quartz breaks down how violence in central America has sent a surge of child refugees to the U.S. border.

While Foreign Policy takes a harrowing look at what some migrants endured to get there.

New research on antibiotic consumption
NPR reports on the worrying effects of a steep rise in global antibiotic use.

Targeting children
A powerful look at “the escalating dangers to children in conflict zones.”

New urgency in the fight against tuberculosis
The U.N.’s humanitarian news agency makes a forceful case for more aggressive public health strategies.

“If young Israelis and Palestinians could meet, what might they say?”
A nuanced look at a new generation affected by conflict, in the Atlantic.

And one more...

A single drop, a global hit
How classical music composer Christopher Tin turned climate change into an unlikely Billboard sensation.