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Geographic Region : Middle East and North Africa

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Meet Canadians who are helping to build a better world

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 5, 2018

From February 4-10, Canada celebrates International Development Week. It’s our chance to recognize Canadians who are helping to make the world a better place. UNICEF has hundreds of Canadians working to protect and promote the rights of vulnerable children. Meet just a few of them! Read more »

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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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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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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Ayat, the Teacher

Posted by: UNICEF November 2, 2017

The story of Ayat, a 12-year old girl who fled with her family from Ar-Raqqa, Syria amid violence and who is making the best of her situation by helping others. Read more »

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Building resilience and social cohesion for children in Jordan

Posted by: Marie-Hélène Bachand August 31, 2017

Seven years of conflict in Syria have driven millions of Syrians into exile. More than 660,000 of them are in Jordan, and 51 per cent are under the age of 18. With access only to precarious employment, the refugees in Jordan hold on to the hope of returning to their country, but violence and instability in the region suggest that the situation will not improve any time soon. Read more »

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