02 February 2016

Air pollution endangers child’s health in Mongolia


Nandia on her way to school
©UNICEF Mongolia/2016/Enkhzul Altangerel
“When I go to school, it is very smoggy and I can’t see anything. When I cross the road in the morning on my way to school, I can’t tell if the light is red or green. Because of the smog, my throat burns and it gets sore. I get sick often” says 9 year-old Nandinzaya, her cheeks red from the cold.

21 December 2015

Bright futures start with healthy children

Miga is doing his homework. He is happier and healthier thanks to REDS
@UNICEF/2015/Enkhzul Altangerel
Gripping the pen firmly in his small hand, 6-year-old Myagmarbaatar (Miga) carefully writes out numbers from one to ten. He’s doing his homework. “I like to go to school”, he says, smiling cheerfully. “We learned many things at school – yesterday I learned number 7! We are also learning letters”. Miga started school this year, and he couldn’t be more excited about his journey of learning.

18 December 2015

Books on the move: reaching children with disabilities


Ochiroo with his younger sister outside his home
@UNICEF/2015/Enkhzul Altangerel

“This is a dog, and that one is a cat!” says 4-year-old Ochiroo, turning pages of a children’s book about animals. Ochiroo loves to read children’s books with his mother. He has learned many new words from the books, including names of animals and objects in the past few months. Learning is a special activity for Ochiroo, as he has not been able to attend kindergarten due to hip dysplasia, which made it very difficult for him to walk.

27 November 2015

Амьдралын зөв дадал хүүхдийн эрүүл мэндийг хамгаална

Цэргийн малгай өмссөн Түмэн-Өлзий
©НҮБ-ын Хүүхдийн Сан/2015/Н.Санжааханд
Түмэн-Өлзий таван настай, их сэргэлэн цовор охин. Тэр гадаа найз нартайгаа тоглох дуртай. Түмэн-Өлзий сумынхаа цэцэрлэгт явдаг. Түүний ээжийг Отгонбаяр гэх бөгөөд охиноо цэцэрлэгтээ дуртай болох тухай бидэнд хуучиллаа. "Охиныг маань сайн сурдаг. Бас цэцэрлэгтээ явах дуртай гэж багш нар нь дандаа хэлдэг юм" гэв.

19 November 2015

World Toilet Day


Typical pit latrine in rural schools
Today is a World Toilet Day (19 November 2015). The aim of World Toilet Day is to raise awareness about the people in the world who don’t have access to a toilet, despite the fact that it is a human right to have clean water and sanitation. Globally, some 2.4 billion people do not have improved sanitation. Poor sanitation, water and hygiene have many other serious repercussions. Many children are denied their right to education because their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities.