Vulnerable communities often lack access to clean and safe water as well as safe sanitary infrastructures. Providing clean water for vulnerable communities is a necessity in order to protect them from diseases, infections, and malnutrition – all of which can lead to death. Some of the challenges of getting clean water for vulnerable communities include the following;
On January 16th, 2008, Liberia ushered in the first female African President. Liberia is the first and only African country to do this. Despite this monumental achievement, Liberia like most West African countries still has a long way to go in protecting its vulnerable women. Women are vital in the building of strong communities. This is true for several reasons.
Marginalized West African communities usually struggle with having certain jobs filled up or having certain positions occupied. These discrepancies occur for a number of reasons, most of which are financially motivated. Finances, or the lack of, lead to prominent gaps in the system, usually in the medical and educational fields. This post will be discussing the top 5 professions needed in marginalized and vulnerable West African communities. It is important to note that these professions are essential but what is more essential are the systems that will enable the existence of these professions. Without further ado, let’s delve in.
WHAT IS UNICEF?
UNICEF or The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund was established on the 11th of December, 1946 in New York, United States. In 1953, UNICEF permanently joined the UN and changed its name from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund to the current name, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund. UNICEF was originally created to provide food as well as healthcare to the children and the mothers in countries that had been disproportionately destroyed by the Second World War.