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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.

Nurturing Girls’ School Clubs to End Child Marriage in Ethiopia

Posted by: Guest Author October 9, 2018

Child marriage often perpetuates an intergenerational cycle of poverty. When girls get married at early age, their prospects for a healthy and successful life will be at stake. Evidence shows that girls who marry early are less likely to finish school and more likely to be victims of domestic violence and abuse. Read more »

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Leaving a Legacy: Why one donor chooses to give

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 3, 2018

Mary Lynn’s first experience of philanthropy was carrying the orange UNICEF box at Halloween in her northern Ontario town. Today she’s a UNICEF employee – and a Legacy supporter – who has seen the impact of donor support firsthand. Read more »

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International Day of Peace: What About the Children of Yemen?

Posted by: UNICEF Canada September 20, 2018

Children around the world have the fundamental right to peace. Since 2015, children in Yemen have been subject to ongoing conflict, in particular the damage and closure of schools around the country. Without access to education, an entire generation of children are facing a desolate future. Read more »

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World Water Week 2018: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Water

Posted by: UNICEF August 27, 2018

The world is not yet on track to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6: Access to safe water and sanitation for all. Water is life. Without water, children simply cannot survive. Without basic toilets, entire communities live with human waste in their environment. Without taps and soap for handwashing, diseases spread rapidly. Young children are particularly vulnerable, and water and sanitation related diseases remain among the leading causes of death in children under five. When hospitals and health care centres do not have running water, toilets or soap, they can become disease factories. At the time of birth, this can be a matter of life or death for both mother and baby. To celebrate, and raise awareness of, World Water Week 2018, here are 10 facts about water that might surprise you. Read more »

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No World Peace Without Investment In Education

Posted by: David Morley August 3, 2018

As many children in Canada head into the first weeks of summer vacation, for many others, their summer vacations will never start. That’s because they were never in school to begin with. Worldwide, one in every five children, adolescents and youth is out of school – that is more than 263 million kids being denied their right to education. At UNICEF, we believe one child denied his or her right to learn is one too many. Two hundred and sixty-three million is beyond imaginable. Read more »

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The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: Step by Step, Day by Day… That’s (Still) the Baby-Friendly Way

Posted by: Guest Author July 31, 2018

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative has the power to create systems change, inform professional practice and enrich personal values and ethics and strengthen commitment to improve women’s and children’s health and the well being of families. It enables mothers to achieve their personal goals regarding infant feeding. Read more »

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Pleased to introduce you to the pentavalent vaccine!

Posted by: UNICEF July 27, 2018

The story of how pentavalent became one of the most used vaccines in the world. Read more »

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8 Things You Need to Know About the Yemen Crisis

Posted by: UNICEF July 3, 2018

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is worsening by the day. More than 22 million Yemenis – that’s three-quarters of the population – need humanitarian assistance and protection. More than 11 million of them are children. The conflict has made Yemen a living hell for its children. Read more »

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