|Budgarav, 15, was disabled while working as child jockey|
© UNICEF Mongolia/2014/Zetty Brake
27 October 2014
Posted by Andy Brown
21 October 2014
Davkhar launches a paper plane he built outside the
family home ©UNICEF Mongolia/2014/Andy Brown
Outside a ger tent, Davkhar’s brow is furrowed in concentration. His nimble fingers fold the piece of paper in his hands, making a paper plane. He finishes, looks up and throws the plane. It flies for a few seconds before floating to the ground. After a few more test runs, he squats down to the ground and starts making adjustments to the plane. On the next attempt it flies further.
15 October 2014
washing their hands in rural Mongolia|
Today is Global Hand Washing Day. Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to save children’s lives. Each year, 1.7 million children under the age of five die from diarrhoea and pneumonia. Washing hands with soap and water, especially after using the toilet and before handling food, helps reduce disease infections by up to 40 per cent, and has far reaching effects on the health and welfare of children and their communities.
11 October 2014
If we are to end violence against girls, we much
change attitudes towards this issue
Today is international day of the girl child. In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child, drawing attention to girls’ rights and the unique challenges that girls around the world face.
08 October 2014
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Less than half of children with disabilities in Mongolia go to school, partly because of stigma and discrimination. UNICEF is working with the Government and others to make sure all children, including those with disabilities, get a quality education.
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