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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.

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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Gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women is at the heart of UNICEF’s mandate to realize the rights of all children.

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Through partnerships and continued commitment, Kenya has become the latest country to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

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In 2014, the world witnessed the abduction of more than 276 school girls taken from their school in the town of Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria, triggering a massive solidarity movement on social media with celebrities calling on the governments of the world to act. We wanted to bring them back, to live their childhood as any child - any girl - should be entitled to. Yet, more than five years later, more than 100 of the “Chibok girls” are still missing. Worse, 110 more girls were abducted, and five lost their lives, in February 2018 in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria.

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