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Category : Emergency

Emergency 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.

Children and adolescents on the move in Latin America

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 7, 2019

Over the past three years, the economic crisis in Venezuela has led hundreds of thousands of children and adolescents to leave the country with their families to migrate to other countries in the region, mostly to Peru and Colombia. They set out on the journey in difficult conditions and weary of the discrimination and xenophobia they might face in some places along the way. Read more »

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Year in Review: UNICEF’s Work in 2018

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 27, 2018

Although we’d love to showcase all of the hard work done by UNICEF staffers, volunteers and partners this year, we’ve only got so much space so join us as we look back at some of our key moments in 2018. Read more »

Five things to know about the Global Compact for Migration

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 7, 2018

There has been a lot of ongoing debates lately around migration. But why is it on the news and what is the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration everyone is talking about? What does it mean for children refugees and migrants, and their rights and protection? Here are five things you need to know about what is happening in Marrakech this week. Read more »

Super Typhoon Mangkhut moves in on the Philippines

Posted by: UNICEF Canada September 24, 2018

Super Typhoon Mangkhut — known as Ompong in the Philippines —is the strongest typhoon to hit in the region this year. As it made landfall on September 15, the typhoon battered the northeastern part of the country, ripping off roof sheets, cutting power and communication lines and impacting the lives of millions of people in its path. Read more »

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On International Women’s Day, UNICEF brings education to girls in Afghanistan

Posted by: UNICEF March 8, 2018

It's International Women's Day! Girls’ education is one of the most powerful investments that can be made to help break cycles of poverty and violence. It can be a turning point for women’s empowerment and the long-term health, peace and prosperity of entire communities and countries. Read more »

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Malnutrition, unsafe water and limited education in Yemen

Posted by: Marie-Hélène Bachand January 26, 2018

In Yemen, an entire generation of children is growing up knowing nothing but war. They have been scarred by years of violence, displacement, disease, poverty, undernutrition and a lack of access to basic services including water, health care and education. Read more »

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8 things you need to know about the Humanitarian Action for Children (a report by UNICEF)

Posted by: UNICEF Canada January 29, 2019

Every year, UNICEF releases a Humanitarian Action for Children report. It’s our annual global appeal that draws attention to the situation of millions of children living in the world’s most difficult crises, while requesting the financial support needed to help these children survive and thrive in the face of extraordinary challenges. Read more »

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Help the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s children: the main victims of the conflict in Kasai

Posted by: Marie-Hélène Bachand January 18, 2018

Children living in Kasai, one of the poorest regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, remain the main victims of the crisis. When violence erupted, families fled into the forest. Sometimes families have described fleeing three or four times, sometimes even in the middle of the night. Read more »

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Child trafficking is a price we must not let the Rohingya pay

Posted by: UNICEF January 12, 2018

How much is a child worth? Read more »

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