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South 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.

Over the past three years, the economic crisis in Venezuela has led hundreds of thousands of children and adolescents to leave the country with their families to migrate to other countries in the region, mostly to Peru and Colombia. They set out on the journey in difficult conditions and weary of the discrimination and xenophobia they might face in some places along the way.

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This Valentine’s Day, give a gift that shares the love. UNICEF Canada has five unique gift-giving suggestions that make great alternatives to the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts.

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In 2019, over 395,000 babies will be born around the world on New Year’s Day. Their future, like this new year, is full of possibility. These babies deserve the best start in life. It is their right. But too many babies will not survive their first year, or even their first month.


Although we’d love to showcase all of the hard work done by UNICEF staffers, volunteers and partners this year, we’ve only got so much space so join us as we look back at some of our key moments in 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


As part of Canada’s G7 Presidency, Finance and Development Ministers will gather May 30 -31 in Whistler, British Columbia, in the fourth and final meeting of the G7 governments taking place in advance of the Summit. Adolescent girls will be front and centre at the Finance and Development Ministers meeting, taking part in conversations with the Ministers and speaking up on issues that affect them.