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Geographic Region : Asia

Asia 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.

Five things to know about the Global Compact for Migration

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 7, 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. Read more »

Uprooted Journeys: The Role of an Object

Posted by: UNICEF December 5, 2018

Young migrants are full of potential. When they’re supported they can become agents of positive change for safe migration, equality and friendship. For Migration Week, UNICEF Canada looks at how everyday objects play a role in telling young migrant’s stories. Read more »

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Preventing HIV and AIDs

Posted by: Guest Author November 22, 2018

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. Read more »

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Indonesia earthquake update: back to school in Sulawesi – for some

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 31, 2018

Over 150,000 students in Sulawesi, Indonesia are out of school following an earthquake and tsunami in September. UNICEF is working hard to deliver emergency education materials to help children get back into the classroom. Read more »

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Indonesia Earthquake: Through the Eyes of a Child

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 5, 2018

UNICEF is in Indonesia, working to support the thousands of children left without homes and vital supplies, following the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami on September 28, 2018. Read more »

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Leaving a Legacy: Why one donor chooses to give

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 3, 2018

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. Read more »

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Super Typhoon Mangkhut moves in on the Philippines

Posted by: UNICEF Canada September 24, 2018

Super Typhoon Mangkhut — known as Ompong in the Philippines —is the strongest typhoon to hit in the region this year. As it made landfall on September 15, the typhoon battered the northeastern part of the country, ripping off roof sheets, cutting power and communication lines and impacting the lives of millions of people in its path. Read more »

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The Rohingya Crisis - One Year On

Posted by: UNICEF August 28, 2018

On the anniversary of the crisis Rohingya children continue to struggle. A year ago today children - sick, exhausted and in desperate need of clean water and food - started arriving in droves in the Rohingya refugee camps of Bangladesh. 12 months on, these children’s struggle continues. While their most basic needs are now being met, more than half a million Rohingya refugee girls and boys are being denied the chance of a proper education. Read more »

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Shrouded Maternity: Stories from pregnant Rohingya refugees

Posted by: UNICEF August 22, 2018

Nine months since violence forced thousands of Rohingya people to flee Myanmar, conditions for pregnant women in one of the world’s largest refugee camps remain dire, especially for survivors of sexual violence. Read more »

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