Coronavirus: What Do Parents Need To Know?
In late 2019, an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus (also known as novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) was reported in Wuhan, China. Since then cases have been reported in a number of other countries including Canada and the United States. Here's everything parents and families need to know about novel coronavirus, how you can look after yourself and your children, and what UNICEF is doing to help.
Dreaming About Peace: A New Future for a Former Child Soldier
James (name changed) was abducted by an armed group in South Sudan, to serve as a soldier, and eventually was left for dead by the same group. Reunited with his family by UNICEF, he is facing life with confidence and a dream for the future.
Empowering Girls through Science and Technology
Girls education is an important topic for many countries around the world. Low participation and lack of opportunities in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is often cited as one of main barriers to a fulfilling education for girls. Faced with this situation, UNICEF Bolivia has started several new programmes throughout 2019 to reduce the gender gap in these areas, ensuring that girls and young people can develop the skills they need for the world of tomorrow.
A Leading Voice: A Polio Survivor's Story
Safia Ibrahim contracted polio when she was a child living in Somalia. Although it dramatically changed her life, Safia has used her experiences to become a leading voice for vaccine advocacy, as well as the rights of children with disabilities.
Self-Care is Canadian
My community taught me what it meant to care for others, but did it teach me to care for myself?
Our Year in Review: 5 Stories of Success from 2019
In 2019, UNICEF reached almost all corners of the globe – 190 countries to be exact – to help save children’s lives. To celebrate the end of the year – and the end of a decade – we’ve chosen 5 stories from at home and abroad, to showcase how the tireless work of UNICEF staff and the generous support of our donors enables us to defend the right to childhood, for every child.
A World Inside a Refugee Camp: Children of Zaatari – Part 2
UNICEF Canada ambassador and teacher Bayan Yammout visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan – the world’s largest camp for Syrian refugees – in October 2019, to provide training for facilitators at the camp’s Makani Centres. In a two part series, she shares her reflections on life for children in the camps.
Top 6 Gifts that Give Back: A Last Minute Rescue Guide
The holidays are fast approaching, which means last-minute gift shoppers are urgently searching for that special something to give to friends, family or that special someone. In the spirit of the season, UNICEF Canada offers this holiday rescue guide; our top 6 meaningful gifts that will help children in need this season.
The Power of Possibility
In October 2019, six members of UNICEF Canada’s Women Unlimited travelled to Ghana for their first field visit, as part of a four year philanthropic journey. One of the members, Lisa Letwin, provided us this reflection on her experiences and how philanthropy really means the power of possibility.
Children in Syria: An Ongoing Crisis
Syria’s nine year conflict has continued unabated, with all parties to the conflict intensifying military operations in Idleb, Aleppo, Hama, Eastern Ghouta and in the Northeast of the country. Despite the ongoing conflict, UNICEF has been working hard to provide essential supplies and support to children in the region.