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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.

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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World Water Week 2018: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Water

Posted by: UNICEF August 27, 2018

The world is not yet on track to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6: Access to safe water and sanitation for all. Water is life. Without water, children simply cannot survive. Without basic toilets, entire communities live with human waste in their environment. Without taps and soap for handwashing, diseases spread rapidly. Young children are particularly vulnerable, and water and sanitation related diseases remain among the leading causes of death in children under five. When hospitals and health care centres do not have running water, toilets or soap, they can become disease factories. At the time of birth, this can be a matter of life or death for both mother and baby. To celebrate, and raise awareness of, World Water Week 2018, here are 10 facts about water that might surprise you. Read more »

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No World Peace Without Investment In Education

Posted by: David Morley August 3, 2018

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. Read more »

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The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: Step by Step, Day by Day… That’s (Still) the Baby-Friendly Way

Posted by: Guest Author July 31, 2018

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. Read more »

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Pleased to introduce you to the pentavalent vaccine!

Posted by: UNICEF July 27, 2018

The story of how pentavalent became one of the most used vaccines in the world. Read more »

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