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Category : Emergency

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

Children and families in Syria face dropping temperatures with little protection from the cold

Posted by: UNICEF February 13, 2017

For children and their families across Syria, winter used to bring joy. But after six years of conflict, childhood memories of getting cosy around the heater, playing in the snow and warm winter clothes, are all but forgotten. Read more »

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Two refugees, a generation apart

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 13, 2017

A young Syrian refugee and a World War II child refugee tell their story. Read more »

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Millions of children on the move at risk from harsh winter

Posted by: UNICEF January 24, 2017

Millions of children who are already vulnerable are facing a winter without warm clothing and heating. Read more »

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South Sudan is a forgotten children’s catastrophe

Posted by: UNICEF January 18, 2017

Three years of conflict in South Sudan have taken a massive toll on the lives of millions of children and women across the country. Read more »

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Displaced in Jibreen: Meet the children we’re racing to reach

Posted by: UNICEF January 23, 2017

Since November 2016, nearly 315,000 people have been displaced from fighting in and around Aleppo City in Syria. Read more »

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For the children of Syria, education is their only hope

Posted by: UNICEF January 24, 2017

Sidra, a 14-year-old Syrian refugee, attends one of UNICEF’s 223 Makani learning centres in Jordan near the Syrian border. The Government of Canada is providing support to Makanicentres across Jordan, reaching girls like Sidra with continued education and life skills. Read more »

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Syrians welcomed in Canada

Posted by: UNICEF January 6, 2017

Basel Alrashdan, 11, and his family were the first Syrian family to be resettled on Canada’s Prince Edward Island. Read more »

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2016 in review: UNICEF’s impact in five of the most dangerous crises

Posted by: UNICEF January 16, 2017

2016 was a year of challenges and upheaval across the globe. The ongoing migration and refugee crisis has uprooted nearly 50 million children worldwide, leaving them vulnerable to violence and exploitation. Conflict and natural hazards continue to take a toll on children, with nearly 1 in 4 living in areas affected by crisis. In Haiti, the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew has left 2.7 million people in need of life-saving assistance. In the aftermath of the conflict in Central African Republic, 1 in 2 children is affected by stunting. Read more »

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In time of drought, Somali families forced to separate to survive

Posted by: UNICEF January 5, 2017

Khadija Muuse, 70, is among tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by drought. The men in her family have all left for towns and cities in search of work, leaving her and other women and children behind. Rabaable village, near Garowe, Puntland. Read more »

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PHOTO ESSAY: For every child, hope

Posted by: UNICEF January 4, 2017

For over 70 years, UNICEF has been the defender of children around the world, regardless of gender, religion, race or economic background. When the world’s most vulnerable need a champion in the face of conflict, disease or exclusion, UNICEF has been there. Read more »

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