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Photo: Siegfried Modola. A girl gestures during torrential rain in Chakmarkul, part of the refugee camp sheltering over 800,000 Rohingya refugees, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Children are the most vulnerable to waterborne diseases, and there are more than 100,000 of them at risk during flooding.

Photo: Karel Prinsloo/Unicef Somalia/ Arete. Refugee Ideeja at a support group held by UNICEF near her home in an IDP camp on the beach in Puntland, Somalia. ideeja traveled to Marere to be smuggled out by boat to Yemen. On her first night before departure at the port a woman was raped in their boat by a drunk smuggler. She got scared and left and walked all the way back to Bossaso. As the bitter conflict in Yemen grinds on and the humanitarian situation there continues to deteriorate, conditions facing the almost 280,000 refugees in-country are worsening and their needs and vulnerabilities are growing by the day.

Photo: Kate Holt/ GAVI/ Arete. A health worker prepares to vaccinate a baby with a routine vaccination at a health clinic in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

As one of the most engaging digital mediums used to tell stories, animations are king of content.

Photo: Kate Holt

Photo: Karel Prinsloo/ Arete. Motorcycle taxi operators watch a video of a policeman arresting a man on YouTube in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on 1st February 2021. Social media has the power to connect people from all walks of life, in every corner of the world.

Photo: Isak Amin/ FAO Somalia/ Arete


Arete is the expert storytelling and training agency for NGOs, UN bodies and foundations.

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