Meet the children you support

Thank you for helping keep children around the world happy, healthy, and safe…

Last year, UNICEF’s youngest ever Goodwill Ambassador, Muzoon Almellehan, travelled to Chad and met children who had been forced to flee their homes and leave everything behind.

She met one 12-year-old girl called Yekoura, who was injured in a suicide attack and lost seven of her family members to the fighting. Today, Yekoura is living with relatives and is able to study, thanks to a new school built with the help of your support.

It’s for girls like Yekoura that we continue our work in education, and we won’t stop until we reach every child.

Muzoon tells her fellow refugees why they should never stop dreaming, never stop learning and never lose hope.

Your support is changing children’s lives

For best friends like Hanaa and Rifka (at the top of the page) your support makes all the difference.  These two girls are both 12 years old, they were both born in Sudan, they both love to play basketball, and they both want to be teachers when they grow up.

Although Rifka was born in Sudan and has lived there her whole life, a previous policy in the country meant that – because her family are refugees – she wouldn’t be able to take her final primary school exams, ending her education before she could even move to secondary school.

But with your help, UNICEF has been working tirelessly to advocate for the right to education for every child. We support innovative programmes that give children, like Rifka, the chance to learn.  Now Rifka can move up to secondary school with the rest of her class and continue to learn and flourish. And now she and Hanaa will have the same opportunity to follow their dream of becoming teachers.

We like skipping and basketball, and we do our homework together. We live far from each other, but Hanaa visits me and I go to her house. We are inseparable. Even though we study in two different classrooms, whenever I finish late she waits for me, and I wait for her.

Rifka, a 12 year old from Sudan.

Your support has also helped…

Protect Rohingya children in Bangladesh

UNICEF is helping to deliver life-saving supplies and healthcare services for Rohingya children who have fled the wave of violence in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to screen more than 228,000 recently arrived children, like baby Laila, for malnutrition.

Provide clean water for children in Malawi

With your help, UNICEF is working with partners in Malawi to build solar powered pumps to serve schools, health centres and other community facilities – giving children access to clean drinking water, so that they can be healthy.

Prevent the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Since a new outbreak of the Ebola virus was announced in the DRC, UNICEF has mobilised teams to help prevent children from being infected by the deadly disease.

 

Screening recently arrived children for malnutrition.