|Mai talks to social worker Trung at the residential centre|
© UNICEF Viet Nam/2013/Truong Viet Hung
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Globally, an estimated 2,000 children under the age of five die every day from diarrhoeal diseases and of these some 1,800 deaths are linked directly to poor water, sanitation and hygiene.
In East Asia and Pacific, the situation is still worrying. Across the East Asia and Pacific region, around 200 million people still don’t have access to improved water. As the world celebrates World Water Day on 22 March, UNICEF urges governments, civil society and ordinary citizens across the region to remember that behind the statistics are the faces of children.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
By Chander Badloe, UNICEF Regional WASH Advisor
Everyone can agree that water is crucial to human survival, but how much time to we spend thinking about it? So for World Water Day, everyone is being urged to take a few moments to think about one of the most precious natural resource we all use on a daily basis – water.
|In Myanmar, a father digs out water to feed his son with a coconut shell cup|
Friday, March 15, 2013
Posted by Jessica Aumann
|Women take part in the One Billion Rising flash mob in Bangkok |
© UNICEF EAPRO/2013/Jessica Aumann
Thursday, March 7, 2013
International Women's Day is celebrated on 8 March 2013. This year's theme is 'action to end violence against women'. UNICEF's gender specialist for East Asia and the Pacific, Chemba Raghavan, explains what this means for girls and women in the region.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
March 2013: The Measles & Rubella Initiative, a global partnership to end these diseases, has helped reduce measles deaths by 71 per cent since 2001. An October 2012 immunization campaign against measles and rubella in Mongolia reached over 95 per cent of targeted children.
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Monday, March 4, 2013
|Pan In (centre) at home with her mother and siblings|
© UNICEF Cambodia/2013/Andy Brown