Posted on 22 January 2010.
© Chris Hondros/Getty Images - Boy pours water on his head in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Nearly half the Haitian population are under the age of 18.
By Pi James
NEW YORK, USA, 21 January 2010 – The death toll from the 12 January earthquake in Haiti continues to rise, despite the worldwide humanitarian efforts underway. With nearly half of the Haitian population under the age of 18, children have been significantly affected by this crisis.
Posted on 22 January 2010.
Nine-year-old Marie Yolene Milord speaks with a Haitian volunteer at a field hospital at the MINUSTAH
“I don’t know how, perhaps in tents or the open-air…but even in wartime, schools must function…For the mental health of the population, the children and students need to go back to normal life. They will have hot meals and psychological treatment at schools.” -Joel Jean-Pierre, Minister of Education, Haiti
The following are links highlighting education response and information on the crisis in Haiti.
Posted on 12 January 2010.
© UNICEF/Liberia/GordonEmmanuel, 16, from Monrovia, Liberia, wants to help rebuild his country, but he can’t afford the university fees needed to continue his education.
In the run-up to the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – a landmark international agreement on the basic human rights of all children – UNICEF is featuring a series of stories about progress made and challenges that remain. Here is one of those stories.
Posted on 08 January 2010.
© AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMAFormer Nepalese Maoist combatants attend a farewell ceremony at a Maoist camp in Dudhali, Sindhuli district in eastern Nepal on 7 January 2010. More than 200 young men and women swapped their blue People's Liberation Army (PLA) uniforms for civilian clothes and began their journey home after an official ceremony at the Sindhuli camp in central Nepal.
By Sarah Crowe and Martin David Logan
SINDHULI DISTRICT, Nepal, 8 January 2010 – In a flurry of colour, flowers and blessings, a group of some 200 former child soldiers left behind them their military barracks in the Maoist army cantonment here and took their first steps back into civilian life.
Posted on 05 January 2010.
©UNICEF Philippines/2009/Kat PalasiChildren lined up in the courtyard of Puelay Elementary School in Villasis, Pangasinan.
By Silje Vik Pedersen
PANGASINAN, Philippines, 4 January 2010 – Puelay Elementary School in Villasis was one of many schools flooded when Typhoon Pepeng (known internationally as Parma), hit the region in October.
Posted on 13 January 2010.
©Matthew Marek/American Red CrossHaiti-2010. Destruction and devastation in Haiti after the earthquake.
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, 13 January 2010 – Despite heavy damage to its own offices in Port-au-Prince UNICEF is ready to provide immediate support to the victims of the unfolding humanitarian crisis following the earthquake that hit Haiti today.