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Category : Emergency

We are pleased to present all posts in category "Emergency"

In Sierra Leone, mudslides rip a community apart

Posted by: UNICEF August 17, 2017

UNICEF is on the ground urgently responding to the needs of displaced families affected by the flooding and landslides in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown which have killed several hundred people including at least 109 children. Read more »

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Denied a childhood

Posted by: UNICEF August 14, 2017

In one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s poorest regions, the future of an entire generation of children is at risk. Read more »

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Five signs of life in Yemen

Posted by: June Findlay August 4, 2017

Years of conflict in Yemen have left 18.8 million people - some 70 per cent of the population - in need of humanitarian assistance. Despite the trauma that many--especially children--are facing, there are signs of hope in the chaos. Read more »

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Running from death in Raqqa

Posted by: UNICEF July 10, 2017

Escaping the fighting in Raqqa involves perilous journeys to reach safety. Those who are trapped inside Raqqa city remain in grave danger as heavy fighting continues. Read more »

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Seven Canadians making a difference in UNICEF's famine response

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 29, 2017

Meet seven Canadians working to provide urgent humanitarian relief to children at risk of famine. Read more »


Protecting children against measles in Syria

Posted by: UNICEF May 30, 2017

UNICEF and WHO supported the Ministry of Health to undertake a nationwide immunization campaign inside Syria this week. The campaign aims to reach two million children between the ages of seven months and five years in 12 governorates of the country. Read more »

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Canada’s Famine Relief Fund critical to getting life-saving support to 1.4 million children at risk

Posted by: UNICEF Canada May 29, 2017

Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced the creation of a Famine Relief Fund, building on its commitment to reach the most vulnerable affected by the famine crisis. Read more »


Notes from the Ebola epicentre

Posted by: UNICEF May 23, 2017

Going to the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak is not easy – you need to mentally prepare. Read more »

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A child is a child: One girl's perilous journey to safety

Posted by: UNICEF May 17, 2017

Her name is Mary. She's from Benin City in Nigeria. When she was seventeen, Mary tried to escape a life with no prospects to work in a restaurant in Italy. Instead she was set up to be trafficked into the sex industry. Read more »

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