Published On: Mon, Dec 12th, 2016

Hope for Every Child: Unicef releases series of poignant photographs as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

 

The world’s largest children’s charity has celebrated its 70th anniversary by releasing a series of photographs detailing the work it does to protect young people across the globe.

Unicef was first established on 11 December, 1946 to ‘bring help and hope’ to children suffering in the aftermath of the Second World War.

On the 70th anniversary of its founding, the charity renewed its call for people to reach out to millions of children whose lives and futures are endangered by conflict, crisis, poverty, inequality and discrimination.

A collection of images stretching over seven decades show the work the charity has done in 190 countries and territories and through the efforts of 13,000 national and international staff to reach every child.

Children, holding hands to form a circle, play during recess at Mulemba Primary School in Maganja da Costa, one of the poorest districts in Zambezia Province
Children, holding hands to form a circle, play during recess at Mulemba Primary School in Maganja da Costa, one of the poorest districts in Zambezia Province
Two boys collect water at a Mark II handpump where other children have also gathered, on the outskirts of the town of Laghman in the province of the same name
Two boys collect water at a Mark II handpump where other children have also gathered, on the outskirts of the town of Laghman in the province of the same name
A woman embraces her severely malnourished child at a nutritional rehabilitation centre in the southern Zinder Region of Niger
A woman embraces her severely malnourished child at a nutritional rehabilitation centre in the southern Zinder Region of Niger
In 1983 in Pakistan, girls share books and a bench after class in their school in the city of Karachi
In 1983 in Pakistan, girls share books and a bench after class in their school in the city of Karachi
Usher Sanca, 7, is a first grade student at UNICEF-supported Ponta Nova Unified School, in the village of Ponta Nova, Oio Region, Guinea Bissau
Usher Sanca, 7, is a first grade student at UNICEF-supported Ponta Nova Unified School, in the village of Ponta Nova, Oio Region, Guinea Bissau
In 1946 in Yugoslavia, three boys, who are wearing clothes donated by the Dutch Red Cross, share a desk in a school in the city of Karlovac in the north-western region of Croatia
In 1946 in Yugoslavia, three boys, who are wearing clothes donated by the Dutch Red Cross, share a desk in a school in the city of Karlovac in the north-western region of Croatia
A nurse-midwife weighs a child on a Unicef-provided scale at a health centre in Tuma, northwestern Ghana
A nurse-midwife weighs a child on a Unicef-provided scale at a health centre in Tuma, northwestern Ghana
Boys who have been displaced by inter-ethnic violence play volleyball, outside a Unicef-supported child-friendly space, in Pibor Town, Pibor County, Jonglei State
Boys who have been displaced by inter-ethnic violence play volleyball, outside a Unicef-supported child-friendly space, in Pibor Town, Pibor County, Jonglei State
A School Brigade member demonstrates proper hand washing techniques to fellow students during regular everyday assembly at Sakhua Government Primary School in Ishworgonj, Mymensingh
A School Brigade member demonstrates proper hand washing techniques to fellow students during regular everyday assembly at Sakhua Government Primary School in Ishworgonj, Mymensingh
Two boys are cheered on by their companions during the long-jump event of a sports competition at the UNRRA-run El Shatt camp for Yugoslav refugees, near the north-eastern port city of Suez
Two boys are cheered on by their companions during the long-jump event of a sports competition at the UNRRA-run El Shatt camp for Yugoslav refugees, near the north-eastern port city of Suez
Malnourished children receive a meal of rice and dal at an anganwadi centre in Sullineabad Village, Bihar State
Malnourished children receive a meal of rice and dal at an anganwadi centre in Sullineabad Village, Bihar State
A health worker vaccinates a boy in a camp for people displaced by flooding, in Sukkur, a city in Sindh Province. Unicef and partners are providing immunization and hygiene services to help prevent disease outbreaks
A health worker vaccinates a boy in a camp for people displaced by flooding, in Sukkur, a city in Sindh Province. Unicef and partners are providing immunization and hygiene services to help prevent disease outbreaks
A woman cradles her baby in Mwembeladu Maternity Home in Zanzibar, Tanzania
A baby receives a dose of oral polio vaccine in a children's clinic at Omdurman Hospital in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan
A baby receives a dose of oral polio vaccine in a children’s clinic at Omdurman Hospital in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan
With other small children nearby, three-year-old Concepcion Uribe wears leg braces to support her polio-weakened limbs, as she swings in a hammock outside a rural Unicef-assisted health centre
With other small children nearby, three-year-old Concepcion Uribe wears leg braces to support her polio-weakened limbs, as she swings in a hammock outside a rural Unicef-assisted health centre
people stand on the train platform outside Vinojug transit center, as the train starts moving in Greece earlier this year
people stand on the train platform outside Vinojug transit center, as the train starts moving in Greece earlier this year
Circa 1950 in the north-western town of Castoria, a boy holds a folded UNICEF-supplied blanket, clutching the skirt of a woman who has one hand on his shoulder and the other holding the hand of another child
Circa 1950 in the north-western town of Castoria, a boy holds a folded UNICEF-supplied blanket, clutching the skirt of a woman who has one hand on his shoulder and the other holding the hand of another child

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