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Famine threatens 1.4 million children, but there is still hope

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 24, 2017

Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year. Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and looms in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Every day children are dying and UNICEF is working with partners to provide life-saving support for children and families. These are the stories of some of the children caught in this crisis. 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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Meet five children caught in the crossfires of war

Posted by: Stefanie Carmichael September 12, 2016

Around the world, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted – 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflicts not of their making, and millions more migrating in the hope of finding a better, safer life. Often traumatized by the conflicts and violence they are fleeing, they face further dangers along the way, including the risk of drowning on sea crossings, malnourishment and dehydration, trafficking, kidnapping, and rape and even murder. In countries they travel through and at their destinations, they often face xenophobia and discrimination. Meet five children who have been caught in circumstances beyond their control and who are paying the price for wars not of their making. Read more »

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Getting back to school after Cyclone Winston

Posted by: UNICEF March 9, 2016

Around 240 schools have reportedly been wiped out by Cyclone Winston, leaving thousands of children without a place to learn and play. UNICEF has been working around the clock with the Ministry of Education to help get children back to normality. In the last week alone UNICEF has supplied 60 temporary classrooms to most-affected schools – and many more are on the way. Read more »

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An appeal to end the suffering in Syria

Posted by: UNICEF Canada January 20, 2016

More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians. The appeal also outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria. Read more »

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HAC

Posted by: February 1, 2013

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Leaving it All Behind

Posted by: Emily McNally July 25, 2012

Syrian refugee families struggle to come to terms with life in Lebanon, and everything they were forced to leave behind. Read more »

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David’s Blog: One year after the famine – Now what?

Posted by: David Morley July 20, 2012

A year ago today famine was declared in the Horn of Africa. The worst drought in sixty years put millions of lives at risk. One year later, where do things stand today? Read more »

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Parent Corner: Talking to your Kids about Disasters

Posted by: Jennifer Story June 18, 2012

Jennifer Story is a freelance writer and mom of two boys, ages 5 and 8. This is the first post in a regular Parent Corner column on this blog. Read more »

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Far From Home

Posted by: Emily McNally June 7, 2012

Hundreds of children and their families were forced to flee the violence in Syria and put down roots as refugees in neighbouring Jordan. Read more »

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