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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.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut moves in on the Philippines

Posted by: UNICEF Canada September 14, 2018

UNICEF in times of emergencies : Super Typhoon Mangkhut — known as Ompong in the Philippines — is making landfall in Luzon, in the Philippines on Friday afternoon/early evening in Canada. 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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6 things you need to know about the Humanitarian Action for Children (a report by UNICEF)

Posted by: Stefanie Carmichael January 30, 2018

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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Surviving Winter in Syria

Posted by: UNICEF December 11, 2017

Conflict has changed every part of Syria over the past six years, including winter. Any happy memories of snow filled streets and fields are now gone. Forced to flee their homes and live in camps and shelters offering little protection from the cold, winter is a real struggle for children in Syria. Freezing temperatures, snow and heavy rain will make life a struggle for children who have been forced from their homes. Read more »

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Humanitarian partners are rushing to help the victims of the earthquake in Iraq

Posted by: Guest Author November 13, 2017

An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale struck last night approximately 32kms from the city of Halabja, Iraq. The earthquake was felt across Iraq, including in the cities of Baghdad, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk and Basra. Read more »

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Born a Rohingya, and a refugee

Posted by: UNICEF October 31, 2017

In Bangladesh, Kismat Ara’s first days of life begin in a camp for refugees who fled violence in Myanmar. Read more »

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