UNICEF in action
Cyclone Fani recently put millions at risk in India and Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Mozambique is still recovering from back-to-back cyclones that tore through the region in March and April, causing serious damage to the lives of thousands of children.
Raising families in remote regions can be tough, especially for mothers who must travel long distances to get their babies the health care that's so critical to the first 1,000 days of life.
In 2014, armed groups invaded Amilia Mathew's hometown of Michika, Nigeria, brutally killing hundreds of civilians. Mathew fled 145 miles away to Yola, the capital of Adamawa state.
Earlier this month, I traveled with a group of UNICEF USA donors and staff to Sierra Leone. Amidst a backdrop of the deepest poverty I’ve ever witnessed first-hand, I was heartened by two things.