UNICEF in action
Under the best of circumstances, motherhood can be a lonely business. The sleeplessness and 24-7 demands of a new baby can isolate new moms just when they need the support of others.
Mother love knows no bounds — just ask any of the dedicated moms who work with UNICEF to improve the lives of vulnerable children around the world.
Every mother wants what's best for her children. A happy childhood. A good education. Quality medical care. The chance to grow up feeling safe and loved and to reach their full potential.
Mothers will do anything to protect their children from violence. But when they themselves are survivors of abuse, fighting back can require enormous bravery.
Najla, a 34-year-old mother of four, talks about rebuilding her life in Syria after losing her husband, home and belongings to war. Najla and her children have resettled in an unfinished room in the Karm Al-Nezha neighborhood of east Aleppo.