Rahma is one of those survivors. The 14-month-old was starving when she arrived a hospital in Yemen. This is the second time she has been hospitalised for severe acute malnutrition.
“When I am here, I feel differently,” Rahma’s mother Noor says. “She is on a ventilator, the milk is given to her on time, and they take care of her here.
"Outside this place... there is no medical care.”
In 2021, UNICEF supported more than 2.4 children around the world with treatment for severe acute malnutrition. No matter how remote or difficult to reach, are teams work to reach every child in need.
5. Children forced to fight could never return to their normal lives
In countries torn apart by conflict, UNICEF specialists have an unimaginably difficult job: negotiating with armed forces to set children free.
Without them, the 12,000 children released from armed forces in 2020 may still be trapped in violent groups today.
But our work doesn’t end there. Once children are released, UNICEF provides psychosocial support, and helps trace and reunite them with their families.
Restarting lives in the community takes years and UNICEF is in it for the long run. At the heart of these children’s reintegration is their return to school. We’ll support them through the process so education and their classmates can be sources of strength as they move forward with their lives.