UNICEF officer fights for children in S. Sudan

Jul 17, 2014

UNICEF officer fights for children in S. Sudan

by Osamu Nakahi

Masumi Yamashina, 36, became a UNICEF officer in South Sudan with the hope of supporting the nation-building efforts of the world’s youngest country, but an unexpectedly harsh reality awaited her there. In February, Yamashina, who was stationed at a U.N. compound in the northeastern ...

Projected baby boom needs immediate action

Jun 3, 2013

Projected baby boom needs immediate action

by Eric Johnston

With one-third of the world’s children in 2050 predicted to be born in Africa, the international community must invest in their parents now, not down the road, UNICEF’s executive director said in an interview with The Japan Times. “Population growth tends to diminish as ...