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Category : Child Protection

Child Protection is one of UNICEF’s main programs. On this page, you will find more information about current and past UNICEF projects, child stories and ways you can get involved.

Lama’s Story: New Winter Clothes in the Refugee Camp

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 31, 2018

A Syrian child refugee story: last winter, a cheerful red sweater changed everything for 9-year-old Lama, who lives in Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Read her story and learn more about how you can help refugee children like Lama. Read more »

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International Day of Peace: What About the Children of Yemen?

Posted by: UNICEF Canada September 20, 2018

Children around the world have the fundamental right to peace. Since 2015, children in Yemen have been subject to ongoing conflict, in particular the damage and closure of schools around the country. Without access to education, an entire generation of children are facing a desolate future. Read more »

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Experiencing Bullying Gave Me Strength

Posted by: Kids Of Canada September 5, 2018

There have been several instances in my life where I have experienced some form of bullying. However, I have mostly experienced exclusive bullying from friend groups throughout my life. Read more »

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The Rohingya Crisis - One Year On

Posted by: UNICEF August 28, 2018

On the anniversary of the crisis Rohingya children continue to struggle. A year ago today children - sick, exhausted and in desperate need of clean water and food - started arriving in droves in the Rohingya refugee camps of Bangladesh. 12 months on, these children’s struggle continues. While their most basic needs are now being met, more than half a million Rohingya refugee girls and boys are being denied the chance of a proper education. Read more »

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Shrouded Maternity: Stories from pregnant Rohingya refugees

Posted by: UNICEF August 22, 2018

Nine months since violence forced thousands of Rohingya people to flee Myanmar, conditions for pregnant women in one of the world’s largest refugee camps remain dire, especially for survivors of sexual violence. Read more »

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Just Snap Out Of It - Aisha's Story

Posted by: Kids Of Canada July 25, 2018

There is such stigma around mental health, so much that some parents even say “I’d rather have my kids going through leukemia than going through clinical depression.” Acknowledging firstly that mental health exists, as well as knowing it is as important as our physical health, if not more, is the first step towards raising awareness against such stigma. Read more »

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Canadian champion for children in Côte d'Ivoire

Posted by: Guest Author August 16, 2018

My name is Sophie Chavanel and I am the Chief of Communications for UNICEF in Côte d'Ivoire. What motivates me every day in my work is giving every child a voice, regardless of where they live or come from, and no matter their gender, religion or race. Read more »

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7 Reasons Why Migrants Flee Central America

Posted by: UNICEF August 16, 2018

Pervasive violence and poverty drive desperate Central Americans to migrate in search of safety and a better life. UNICEF works with governments and local partners to improve conditions in their home countries. Read more »

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Pleased to introduce you to the pentavalent vaccine!

Posted by: UNICEF July 27, 2018

The story of how pentavalent became one of the most used vaccines in the world. Read more »

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