June 5, 2014

A weekly roundup of UNICEF issues in the news.

Best of the UNICEF blogs

Hunger in South Sudan
Facing a disrupted food supply, 50,000 children could die of malnutrition.

Documenting polio vaccination on social media
Now that’s a good use of a selfie.

Photo: Selena Gomez in Nepal
The UNICEF Ambassador makes friends at a child-friendly school.

UNICEF Issues in the News

"A map of polio, it turns out, is a map of modern political violence."
From the New Yorker, a thoughtful analysis of why polio persists.

An intimate look at child labor
The Global Post on the life of a child in Pakistan, one of the country's 1.8 million bonded laborers.

Children on the run
The New York Times calls the problem of young illegal immigrants “not a border security crisis, but a humanitarian one.”

Photo essay: prisoners of the storm
Striking photos from a prison in Tacloban, where families took refuge after Typhoon Haiyan.

Million-dollar gruel
The Atlantic reports on the business of fortified food.

And one more...

Photo gallery: The beautiful game in Brazil
How soccer creates a rare sense of community, far from the World Cup crowds.