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Children sit on a rooftop, watching the approach of a storm, in Sawa Khola Village, Mugu District. The villagers are members of the Dalit community, considered the lowest caste in Nepal, and so they are among the country’s poorest. They report that price hikes have rendered basic food items unaffordable. Many are selling assets and reducing meals to cope.    

Recent stories about child survival

A Promise Renewed for the Americas - 10-12 September, 2013

Panama press release: 10 September 2013, Panama City, Panama

Ethiopia press release: 13 September 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In Chad, anatomy of a vaccination campaign
WEST MONGO, Chad, 10 Jan 2013 - Four of Toma Mamout’s seven children died young, one from polio. Her loss became Ms. Mamout’s calling – working to encourage mothers in Chad to vaccinate their children .

Attacking chronic malnutrition in the poorest rural areas of Nepal
KHATI GAUN and BIRALTOLI, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, 9 January 2013 - Deep in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, Pashupati Saud is up early, harvesting herbs and vegetables from her small garden. She cooks them into a sauce and gives them to her 8-year-old son, along with a bowl of rice soaked in buffalo milk.

NBA stars fight polio in northern Kenya
NORTHERN KENYA, 2 January 2013 – A group of professional basketball players from the United States National Basketball Association visited Kenya and learned first-hand about eradicating polio.

In Jordan, a campaign to vaccinate against polio and measles reaches 132,000 children
AMMAN, Jordan, 2 January 2013 – According to the Ministry of Health, more than 132,000 children have been vaccinated against measles and polio in northern Jordan as part of a joint UNICEF and Ministry of Health vaccination campaign.