Left: In 1946, a young boy carries loaves of breads in Poland as the nation reels from the devastation of World War II. Millions of children throughout Europe and Asia had endured years of brutal violence and deprivation and now, they urgently needed food, clothing and health care. UNICEF was founded in the same year to deliver these life-saving supplies, to help communities rebuild and to restore hope for a better future.
Right: In 2016, a girl eats bread on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, caught in the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time. She was sheltering in a cold, damp warehouse where the deafening noise of explosions and heavy weapons rang through the air. Families shared memories of destruction and the smell of dead bodies under the rubble. Many children in besieged east Aleppo had been surviving on only most the basic foods for months. One seven-year-old girl was so excited to see food being distributed that she screamed out, “look Mum, this is real bread!”. UNICEF is providing energy biscuits and other high nutrient foods, safe water and medical care to Syrian children with no other options.