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Orlando Bloom visits Syrian refugees in Jordan: "They just want their life back"

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom wrapped up a visit this week to Jordan where he met with children from Syria and their families whose lives have been devastated by the conflict - now in its fourth year. “These children have witnessed more extreme violence than any child should,” said Bloom after a visit to Za’atari refugee camp near the Syrian border on Thursday. “What is most terrifying is that they become a lost generation. Without urgently needed education, protection and psychological support their pain and bitterness will turn into aggression years from now.” Read More >

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  • Emergency
Geographic Regions: Middle East and North Africa

UNICEF and Canada: On the brink of polio eradication

One of the worst polio attacks ever recorded in the world - in terms of percentage of people at risk who became infected - happened in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut. Read More >

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  • Child Survival
Tags: Polio

Air Drops and All Hands on Deck in conflict-ridden South Sudan

With the rainy season looming UNICEF is seizing every opportunity to rapidly deploy teams and life-saving supplies to the hardest to reach. This story describes the first such mission. Thirteen more will take place over the next two months as UNICEF – and the people we serve – strive to avert a humanitarian catastrophe. Read More >

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  • Emergency
Geographic Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Josephine is a mom - and a hero. Read her story from South Sudan.

Amid the chaos of conflict in South Sudan, reuniting separated children with their families

Conflict in South Sudan has forced a mother, Josephine, to flee her home with her children. When she arrived at a UN camp, Josephine saw one of her neighbour’s children. Fourteen-year-old Ben had lost contact with his brother - and so she took care of him. “He will continue to stay with my family,” she stresses. “Where else will he go? He is just an innocent child who needs care and protection, especially during this difficult time,” she says. Read More >

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  • Emergency
Geographic Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa

World Water Day: 5 Facts

March 22 is World Water Day. This is a day to acknowledge water as a basic human right and life-saving necessity. While the global target set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for safe drinking water was met in 2010, we cannot rest until every child enjoys their right to water and sanitation. Read More >

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  • Child Survival

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