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North America 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.

Tips for having age appropriate discussions to reassure children and help them keep themselves and their families safe.

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Dr. Lisa Damour – psychologist, New York Times columnist and mom of two – provides advice for parents on how to help your children deal with the many emotions they may be experiencing as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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6 strategies for teens facing a new (temporary) normal.

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Washing your hands can protect you and your loved ones against the spread of disease such as coronavirus.

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In late 2019, an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus (also known as novel coronavirus or COVID-19) was reported in Wuhan, China. Since then cases have been reported in a number of other countries including Canada and the United States. Here's everything parents and families need to know about novel coronavirus, how you can look after yourself and your children, and what UNICEF is doing to help.

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Safia Ibrahim contracted polio when she was a child living in Somalia. Although it dramatically changed her life, Safia has used her experiences to become a leading voice for vaccine advocacy, as well as the rights of children with disabilities.

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My community taught me what it meant to care for others, but did it teach me to care for myself?


On November 20, youth activists from across Canada gathered in Toronto and collaborated on a letter from the future.


In 2019, UNICEF reached almost all corners of the globe – 190 countries to be exact – to help save children’s lives. To celebrate the end of the year – and the end of a decade – we’ve chosen 5 stories from at home and abroad, to showcase how the tireless work of UNICEF staff and the generous support of our donors enables us to defend the right to childhood, for every child.

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Safia Ibrahim is a 37 year old Somali-born Canadian. When she was 1 years old, she contracted polio that rendered her unable to walk. For World Polio Day, Safia spoke with UNICEF Canada about the choice she never got to make but one that has impacted her entire life.

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