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Partnering to Save Lives

UNICEF and Canada have a long history of partnering to improve the health and wellbeing of children around the world. The Government of Canada has consistently been one of the top 10 donors of UNICEF. In 2015, Canada was amongst the top 10 donors to UNICEF’s emergency responses, contributing more than US$74 million. In 2014, Canada contributed US$14.6 million to UNICEF’s core resources, and US$174.4 million to UNICEF’s development and emergency responses.

Canada is funding projects that address some of the most urgent needs of women and children in the areas of healthcare and immunization, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and protection from violence and harm.

Global Affairs Canada leads Canada’s international efforts to reduce poverty in developing countries and provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in crisis.

Global Affairs Canada-UNICEF Impact:

For an up-to-date list of current projects, visit Global Affairs Canada’s International Development Project Browser.

Protecting Children in Emergencies

Entering into the fifth year of conflict, Syria is the largest humanitarian and protection crisis since World War II. Canada has contributed funding to support UNICEF’s No Lost Generation Initiative benefiting children affected by conflict in Syria and Iraq. Read more »

Saving Children’s Lives

Canada is a world leader in the global effort to reduce maternal and child mortality. With Canadian support, UNICEF and partners are strengthening local health systems, improving nutrition, and preventing and treating deadly disease. Together, UNICEF and Canada are saving lives. Read more »


Eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

The Canadian government has committed funding toward eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus, a deadly disease affecting women and children in developing countries. The government will match every dollar raised by UNICEF Canada and Kiwanis Canada up to $2.5 million. Read more »