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Water is life. Without water, children simply cannot survive. This year on World Water Day, we look at 10 facts about water that might surprise you.

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In Bangladesh, UNICEF is building Special Care New Born Units (SCANU) in local hospitals, to supply aid to newborns and infants – especially those who are in need of emergency intervention.

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Mobile health teams, funded by Global Affairs Canada, are helping to ensure that children receive polio vaccinations, while also providing basic health services in hard-to-reach areas of Nigeria.

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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.


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.


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.

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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.


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


Discover how UNICEF is helping to rebuild education in Iraq.


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.