|Otgontsetseg with her family outside their home in Arbulag soum, Mongolia
© Andy Brown/2013/Mongolia
Saturday, 31 December 2016
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
|Children walk through a rice field in Dala, one of the locations for orphanage tourism|
© UNICEF Myanmar/2016/Andy Brown
As soon as I disembarked at Dala pier, I was approached by a thick-set young man with a pony tail and baseball cap. He introduced himself as Meh Meh, 28, and offered me a tour of the area by rickshaw. “What’s your name, where you from, you want trishaw tour?” he asked. “I take you to pagoda, fishing village, Cyclone village,orphanage. 15,000 Kyats.”
Tuesday, 7 June 2016
|Nicole, 14, from Malaysia with her creation ‘Billy the Hero’|
© UNICEF EAPRO/2016/Andy Brown
Fourteen-year-old Nicole is a confident and outgoing girl from Kuala Lumpur, or ‘KL’ as locals call it. Famous for its iconic Petronas Twin Towers, her city is the high-rise metropolitan capital of Malaysia. Her parents run a small business selling pens, t-shirts and merchandise. Nicole’s dream is to become an architect and help design the next generation of KL’s buildings.
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
|Nest (right) and friend Jesse look at gay dating apps on a smart phone|
© UNICEF EAPRO/2015/Andy Brown
A new report, Adolescents: Under the Radar in the Asia-Pacific AIDS Response, shows that the Asia-Pacific region is facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents. Although new HIV infections are falling overall, they are rising among teenagers. In 2014, there were at least 220,000 adolescents aged 10-19 living with HIV in the region, with major cities like Bangkok and Hong Kong hubs of new infections.
Monday, 14 September 2015
|Thu Zar Moe (right) studies in a classroom at Thea Chaung displacement camp|
Hlaing Hlaing Oo (left) studies at Mingan School, not far from the camp
© UNICEF Myanmar/2015/Thame
The floods that hit Myanmar in July and August this year have exacerbated these problems, with no regard for the lines that have divided these communities for so long. Children from both communities – in camps and villages – have felt the impact on their education.