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Five Stories of Success from 2018

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 31, 2018

In 2018, UNICEF reached almost all corners of the globe – 190 countries to be exact – to help save children’s lives. We have chosen five stories of success to show how generous support from our donors paired with tireless work from UNICEF staff, volunteers and partners are truly making a difference, for every child. Read more »

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Welcome to the World, Baby!

Posted by: UNICEF Canada January 4, 2019

In 2019, over 395,000 babies will be born around the world on New Year’s Day. Their future, like this new year, is full of possibility. These babies deserve the best start in life. It is their right. But too many babies will not survive their first year, or even their first month. Read more »

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Keeping Children Warm Through 2019

Posted by: UNICEF Canada January 11, 2019

Cold temperatures, frozen ground, falling snow – winter is business as usual for Canadians but for millions of children in Middle East, it is not. They need warmth this winter. Support UNICEF in helping displaced children in Middle East and North Africa. Read more »

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Yemen: A Child's Story

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 10, 2018

For World Children’s Day 2018, UNICEF Yemen and Power of 20 worked together with Yemeni children and youth to produce a series of short films about life – and conflict – in Yemen. Read more »

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“I was praying as I walked” Malnutrition in Central African Republic

Posted by: UNICEF December 4, 2018

Prosper carried his emaciated son miles to the nearest clinic in the Central African Republic. That was just the start of their journey. Read more »

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The story of three girls finding friendship after the escaping the Iraq war

Posted by: Guest Author September 14, 2018

Discover how UNICEF is helping to rebuild education in Iraq. 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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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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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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