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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.

The current crisis in Venezuela has reduced children’s access to essential services and increased their vulnerability, rolling back decades of progress. 3.2 million children – or 1 in 3 – require humanitarian assistance.

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No two dads are the same. Which is why UNICEF Canada’s 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide has something for every dad (or special man in your life!) So if you’re still in need of a great gift idea, check out our roundup of thoughtful gifts that give back.

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What does being a dad look like? UNICEF went around the world to meet with different dads and their children. Read on to learn more about the day to day life of dads in Bangladesh, Paraguay and Rwanda.

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In advance of Mother's Day, UNICEF Canada 25th Team member Stasia Schmidt takes a moment to reflect on her experiences as a mom, and how they helped to link her to the other moms she met during her field visits with the 25th Team.

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As Ukraine faces one of the world’s worst measles outbreaks, doctors and parents work together to dispel myths about vaccines.

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With massive tropical storms and instances of heavy flooding on the rise, climate change is clouding the future of children in Bangladesh.

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“My house is always full of female villagers coming for consultations and sometimes just moral support!” says Amina, who lives in Syria and works as a health educator.

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In 2014, the world witnessed the abduction of more than 276 school girls taken from their school in the town of Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria, triggering a massive solidarity movement on social media with celebrities calling on the governments of the world to act. We wanted to bring them back, to live their childhood as any child - any girl - should be entitled to. Yet, more than five years later, more than 100 of the “Chibok girls” are still missing. Worse, 110 more girls were abducted, and five lost their lives, in February 2018 in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria.

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As families continue to migrate from northern Central America and Mexico, UNICEF is helping protect children along the way and addressing the circumstances that lead to their journeys.

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How are solar-powered water systems are helping children in remote communities like Yambio, South Sudan access clean water in health centres, schools and homesÉ

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