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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.

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

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James (name changed) was abducted by an armed group in South Sudan, to serve as a soldier, and eventually was left for dead by the same group. Reunited with his family by UNICEF, he is facing life with confidence and a dream for the future.

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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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The holidays are fast approaching, which means last-minute gift shoppers are urgently searching for that special something to give to friends, family or that special someone. In the spirit of the season, UNICEF Canada offers this holiday rescue guide; our top 6 meaningful gifts that will help children in need this season.

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In October 2019, six members of UNICEF Canada’s Women Unlimited travelled to Ghana for their first field visit, as part of a four year philanthropic journey. One of the members, Lisa Letwin, provided us this reflection on her experiences and how philanthropy really means the power of possibility.

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Twenty-four thousand children were killed or maimed in conflicts in 2018. This is the highest number ever reported by the UN since it began monitoring the six grave violations affecting children nearly 15 years ago. David Morley comments on the situation and how Canada must make children’s rights, safety and wellbeing a global priority.

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Our president and CEO David Morley was in New York City recently for the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). While on the plane back to Toronto, he crafted this letter, about the impact being at the UNGA had on him and the work that we do as UNICEF Canada.

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Since 2013, UNICEF and partners have reunified over 6,000 separated and missing children with their families. This is the story of one mother who was reunited with her children after 5 years of separation.

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