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Category : Emergency

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

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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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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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 »


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 »


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 »

Working together to make a difference in emergencies

Posted by: UNICEF Canada January 3, 2017

In 2016, the lives of millions of children were disrupted, upended or nearly destroyed by emergencies, including conflict, natural disasters and fast-spreading epidemics. Nearly 250 million children currently live in countries affected by conflict; millions more face risks from natural disasters and fast-spreading epidemics. Read more »

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Manar's family prepares for the winter in Za'atari Camp

Posted by: UNICEF December 5, 2016

Originally from Dara'a in Syria, the family have been in Za'atari since its beginning and are coming up to the five-year mark of living in the camp. Read more »

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A journey to the frontline for the sake of children in Yemen

Posted by: UNICEF November 16, 2016

Recently, UNICEF gained a rare access to Razeh district in Yemen's northern governorate of Saada along the country's border with Saudi Arabia. Razeh has witnessed intensive fighting, including some of the fiercest airstrikes and shelling in the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Read more »

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