Over the past year, the children and communities of Haiti have faced overwhelming challenges, ranging from the devastating earthquake that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives on January 12 2010, to a cholera outbreak, to floods and other disasters. The following photos focus on nine different areas in which UNICEF has helped - and is continuing to help - to protect the rights of children in the country over the past 12 months, including nutrition, water, cholera prevention and education.
Orphans and vulnerable children. Ludnie Cherlande Audat (centre) plays a clapping game with other girls in a transit centre for children without parental care in Ganthier, a town outside Port-au-Prince. UNICEF has supplied the centre with tents and advises organisers on child protection issues. To date, nearly 4,850 children who have lost their parents or carers in the quake have been registered and 1,265 reunited with family.