In one way or another, every UNICEF staff member around the world is in the business of saving lives. For those who work directly with children and families in health, nutrition and protection programmes, the results are often tangible: a baby immunized against measles, a mother protected from tetanus, one child rehydrated after a dangerous bout of diarrhoea, another rescued from the front lines of armed conflict.

It’s a different story for staff members involved in UNICEF’s external communications. We don’t generally see the life-saving impact of our work first-hand. We can only hope that the messages we convey will strike a chord with donors and lead to greater support for the agency’s worldwide initiatives.

But don’t tell that to Communication Specialist Cifora Monier.

Continues – Field diary: Saving lives in the Horn of Africa, one child at a time.