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Sub-Saharan 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.

Amidst the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola globally, and the deadliest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the number of children who have been left orphaned or unaccompanied by the disease is rising at an alarming rate.

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Like many children affected by the increased violence in central Mali, Hamadou had to flee from a raid on his village. He and his family are living in a settlement, but their father has been missing since the attack.

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In the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, one in three Ebola victims is a child but Ebola survivors are often treated with stigma and mistrust by their communities. Jacques, age 8, was infected with Ebola but now he’s back home, and with the help of UNICEF, being welcomed back into his community.

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UNICEF Canada is celebrating the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting advancements in healthcare for women, newborns and children around the world, over the next 10 years.

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No two dads are the same. Which is why UNICEF Canada’s 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide has something for every dad (or special man in your life!) So if you’re still in need of a great gift idea, check out our roundup of thoughtful gifts that give back.

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What does being a dad look like? UNICEF went around the world to meet with different dads and their children. Read on to learn more about the day to day life of dads in Bangladesh, Paraguay and Rwanda.

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As UNICEF Canada’s 25th Team begins to transition to the next phase with Women UNlimited, 25th Team member Jennifer Toby reflects back on her journey through verse.

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As UNICEF Canada’s 25th Team moves to the next phase with Women UNlimited, 25th Team member Jennifer Toby reflects back on her journey.

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Irene is 14 years old and in grade 7 – which in Uganda, where she lives, is unusual for girls her age. UNICEF supported programs in Uganda are helping to ensure that Irene and girls like her are able to stay in school longer, sparking positive change in the community.

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In advance of Mother's Day, UNICEF Canada 25th Team member Stasia Schmidt takes a moment to reflect on her experiences as a mom, and how they helped to link her to the other moms she met during her field visits with the 25th Team.

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