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Girls of #SierraLeone Part 5: Aminata Sheriff and her daughter are at a #healthcentre in #Freetown. Primary health care for children and pregnant women is now free, a critical first step in ensuring a better future for girls and women. Sierra Leone’s civil war ended over ten years ago, but progress, especially for girls and women, remains slow. High rates of maternal and child mortality, early marriage, limited access to education and sexual abuse all threaten girls’ health and wellbeing.

Sierra Leone, 2011: © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0721/Asselin

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Girls of #SierraLeone Part 4: In Makeni, a #teacher helps a girl read at Wesleyan Primary #School. UNICEF works with the Government to support the training of school teachers and managers. Sierra Leone’s civil war ended over ten years ago, but progress, especially for girls and women, remains slow. High rates of maternal and child mortality, early marriage, limited access to education and sexual abuse all threaten girls’ health and wellbeing.

Sierra Leone, 2011: © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0771/Asselin

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Girls of #SierraLeone Part 3: #Children break stones at a quarry near the town of Makeni. Forty-eight per cent of the country’s children are involved in labour. Sierra Leone’s civil war ended over ten years ago, but progress, especially for girls and women, remains slow. High rates of maternal and child mortality, early marriage, limited access to education and sexual abuse all threaten girls’ health and wellbeing.

Sierra Leone, 2011: © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0768/Asselin

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Girls of #SierraLeone Part 2: Alice Mansaray lies beside her newborn in the Kenema Government Hospital. Of her six pregnancies, only three children survive. Every year, some 43,000 children in the country die before age 5. Sierra Leone’s civil war ended over ten years ago, but progress, especially for girls and women, remains slow. High rates of maternal and child mortality, early marriage, limited access to education and sexual abuse all threaten girls’ health and wellbeing.

Sierra Leone, 2011: © UNICEF/NYHQ201/Asselin

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Girls of #SierraLeone Part 1 - Ami Musa, 12, has lived with an uncle in Pendembu Village since her parents died. She left school because her family cannot afford her school fees, but she hopes to return and become a nurse. Sierra Leone’s civil war ended over ten years ago, but progress, especially for girls and women, remains slow. High rates of maternal and child mortality, early marriage, limited access to education and sexual abuse all threaten girls’ health and wellbeing.

Sierra Leone, 2011: © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-00733/Asselin

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Photo of the Week: #CentralAfricanRepublic, 2011: A health worker prepares to vaccinate a baby boy in a clinic in Bangui. This and other #UNICEF-supported clinics offer routine vaccinations, check-ups, growth monitoring and other basic health services for children and women. Central African children face the eighth highest under-five mortality rate in the world, a result of the impact of poverty and war on children’s ability to survive and thrive.

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Photo of the Week: Central African Republic, 2011: A health worker prepares to vaccinate a baby boy in a clinic in Bangui. This and other UNICEF-supported clinics offer routine vaccinations, check-ups, growth monitoring and other basic health services for children and women. Central African children face the eighth highest under-five mortality rate in the world, a result of the impact of poverty and war on children’s ability to survive and thrive.

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Musa asks..."Can You See Me?" - Musa (right) stands with a friend on the streets of Mwanza City, where they live, beg and take odd jobs to survive. “I ran away from home because I lost 10,000 Tanzanian shillings (approximately US$6.81) my father had given me,” said Musa, “and I was too afraid to return home because I knew he would beat me badly. Now I’m on the streets begging for money and food.”

United Republic of Tanzania, 2010 ©UNICEF/NYHQ2010-1850/Noorani

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Photo of the Week: #Peru, One-year-old Luis and his mother, Maria Broncano Mejia, are indigenous Quechua who live in the Andean community of Llacuash. Indigenous children continue to face unequal access to basic services. UNICEF is working with the Government to ensure that more indigenous children are legally registered as citizens, enabling them to enrol in school and access national health services.

Peru, 2011 ©UNICEF/LeMoyne

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#Poverty & health in #CentralAfricanRepublic part 5: In Kabo, a nurse cares for a child whose mother died of #AIDS. Some 6,000 people, displaced by conflict, have taken refuge in or near the village. The country’s children are threatened by poverty and by a conflict affecting one third of the population. Preventable diseases are the biggest killers of children; survivors face food shortages, gender-based violence and forced recruitment into armed groups.

Central African Repuplic, 2011: © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0814/Grarup

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#Poverty & health in #CentralAfricanRepublic part 4: A girl in Mbiti collects #water from a source also used by animals. UNICEF supports safe water and sanitation in the country, but needs far outstrip current programmes. The country’s children are threatened by poverty and by a conflict affecting one third of the population. Preventable diseases are the biggest killers of children; survivors face food shortages, gender-based violence and forced recruitment into armed groups.

Central African Repuplic, 2011: © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0820/Grarup

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Photo of the Week: #Ethiopia, Torrential rain begins falling in the Tigray Region, an area that is now affected by the Horn of Africa’s worst drought in 60 years. Changing weather is exacerbating nutritional deficiency and threats of disease for Ethiopia’s children, but UNICEF is working with the Government to address short-term needs and build long-term solutions, including rainwater harvesting, to improve food and safe water security.

Ethiopia, 2010 ©UNICEF/Marinovitch

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#Poverty & health in #CentralAfricanRepublic part 3: In the town of Zemio, a baby girl is sick with #malaria. UNICEF has distributed over 1 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets to help prevent this disease. The country’s children are threatened by poverty and by a conflict affecting one third of the population. Preventable diseases are the biggest killers of children; survivors face food shortages, gender-based violence and forced recruitment into armed groups.

Central African Repuplic, 2011: © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0801/Grarup

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#Poverty & health in #CentralAfricanRepublic part 2: A severely #malnourished baby boy awaits treatment in the crowded Bangui Paediatric Hospital, the only children’s hospital in the country. The country’s children are threatened by poverty and by a conflict affecting one third of the population. Preventable diseases are the biggest killers of children; survivors face food shortages, gender-based violence and forced recruitment into armed groups.

Central African Repuplic, 2011: © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0805/Grarup

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#Poverty & health in #CentralAfricanRepublic part 1: Seven-year-old Christiana Jeanette has #typhoidfever. Her village, Mbiti, has only one well and one handpump, forcing residents to use unsafe water. The country’s children are threatened by poverty and by a conflict affecting one third of the population. Preventable diseases are the biggest killers of children; survivors face food shortages, gender-based violence and forced recruitment into armed groups.

Central African Repuplic, 2011: © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0821/Grarup

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Can you see me? China lives in Uttar Bollar Hat Village in #Bangladesh. She was a #childbride - married at age 12 and is now pregnant. Bangladesh’s legal marrying age is 18, but 64 per cent of brides are younger than that, and suffer higher rates of physical and sexual violence than married women. Poverty contributes to early marriage because dowries, outlawed since 1980, also persist. “It costs more to marry [girl...s] off as they grow older,” said a neighbour.

Bangladesh, 2009 ©UNICEF/NYHQ2009-2593/Noorani

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Can you see me? #Afghanistan: Zahra (age 11) and her 14-year-old brother, Rajab, weave a carpet on a traditional loom, in their home in Bamyan Valley. Zahra spends most of each day making carpets, caring for her younger siblings and performing other household chores. But she also attends Grade 6 at a UNICEF-supported school about a kilometre from her home. “I want to be a teacher when I grow up,” she said. ...“Afghanistan needs literacy."

Afghanistan, 2009 ©UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0977/Noorani

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Can you see me? #Lebanon - Kawther (age 3) is crying because she wants to go home. Her family hid in a bomb shelter for three days following the 12 July outbreak of hostilities with Israel. They are now camping in a school in Beirut, while bombings continue in southern parts of the city and the country. By the 14 August ceasefire, 1,187 Lebanese had been killed and 4,000 injured, and over 1 million were displaced or trying to flee the country.

Lebanon, 2006 ©UNICEF/NYHQ2006-1040/Brooks

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Photo of the Week: #Libya, Boys explore a weapons storage facility in #Tripoli. The facility was bombed months earlier, and the area is now littered with damaged weapons. Explosive remnants of war (ERW), including landmines, bombs and unexploded ordnance, remain a major threat. UNICEF and partners are educating children about the dangers of ERW, and are supporting efforts to remove ERW from schools and residential areas.

Libya, 2011 ©UNICEF/Diffidenti

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Can you see me? #Ukraine - Sergei huddles on the roof of an #Odessa #youth #shelter. He wanted to stay at the shelter, but there were no beds available. Despite improved health indicators for Ukraine’s youngest children, adolescents confront rising alcohol and drug abuse rates and one of Europe’s fastest-growing HIV infection rates. More children are also living or working on the streets, having been abandoned, orphaned or forced to flee domestic violence.

Ukraine, 2005 ©UNICEF/NYHQ2005-1825/Pirozzi

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