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Geographic Region : Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa is one of the geographical regions where UNICEF is currently running programs for children in need. On this page, you will find more information on UNICEF’s work.

Yemen: A Child's Story

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 10, 2018

For World Children’s Day 2018, UNICEF Yemen and Power of 20 worked together with Yemeni children and youth to produce a series of short films about life – and conflict – in Yemen. Read more »

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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 »

Uprooted Journeys: The Role of an Object

Posted by: UNICEF December 5, 2018

Young migrants are full of potential. When they’re supported they can become agents of positive change for safe migration, equality and friendship. For Migration Week, UNICEF Canada looks at how everyday objects play a role in telling young migrant’s stories. Read more »

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Shopping for Good (and For You)

Posted by: UNICEF Canada November 30, 2018

Fair trade and ethical shopping aren’t just buzzwords – they’re an important way to ensure that you’re getting well-made products, which were created in safe and humane working environments. Read more »

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Conflict in Yemen: Children caught in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis

Posted by: UNICEF Canada November 27, 2018

The conflict has made Yemen a living hell for children. Over 11 million children – 80% of all children in the country – require humanitarian assistance. But thanks to donors, UNICEF is on the ground, and working hard to reach as many children as possible with life-saving support. Read more »

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Preventing HIV and AIDs

Posted by: Guest Author November 22, 2018

HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women is one of the main priority areas of UNICEF’s HIV and AIDS programme. The urgent need to do better for this neglected yet vulnerable population is clear: Every hour, 30 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are newly infected with HIV, and most of them are girls. Read more »

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Gifting From the Heart (With Your Budget In Mind)

Posted by: UNICEF Canada November 16, 2018

Giving a gift that your friends and family members will love doesn’t always have to come with a big price tag attached. If you gift from the heart, always keeping the recipient in mind, you’re sure to wow them. Read more »

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UNICEF’s vaccination campaign amidst a cholera outbreak in Yemen

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 31, 2018

In late September and early October, UNICEF and WHO partnered together to vaccinate over 160,000 children living in Yemen against cholera, as part of a 6 day campaign in the country. Read more »

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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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