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Year in Review: UNICEF’s Work in 2018

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 27, 2018

Although we’d love to showcase all of the hard work done by UNICEF staffers, volunteers and partners this year, we’ve only got so much space so join us as we look back at some of our key moments in 2018. Read more »

Children in crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted by: Farah Malek-Bakouche May 10, 2018

In Kasai Province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 2.3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. More than 400,000 children suffer from severe malnutrition and are at risk of dying. These children have witnessed or are victims of extreme violence and thousands of them have been forced to join armed militia groups. Those who have managed to escape are now attempting to piece together some semblance of a normal life. Read more »

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Fighting for survival

Posted by: UNICEF May 10, 2018

Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasaï region has caused massive displacement and prevented hundreds of thousands of families from planting crops. After months living in the bush in rudimentary conditions, thousands of children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and need life-saving care. In response, UNICEF is supporting health centres to treat malnourished children. Read more »

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Ending the wait for an HIV diagnosis on World Health Day 2018

Posted by: UNICEF April 7, 2018

Babies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo can wait months for HIV results, but new technology can give a result the same day, speeding up treatment, and saving lives. Read more »

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Help the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s children: the main victims of the conflict in Kasai

Posted by: Marie-Hélène Bachand January 18, 2018

Children living in Kasai, one of the poorest regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, remain the main victims of the crisis. When violence erupted, families fled into the forest. Sometimes families have described fleeing three or four times, sometimes even in the middle of the night. Read more »

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Notes from the Ebola epicentre

Posted by: UNICEF May 23, 2017

Going to the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak is not easy – you need to mentally prepare. Read more »

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UNICEF Supports Families Caught in Conflict in the DRC

Posted by: Emily McNally November 28, 2012

Children and their families are on the front lines of a conflict in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read more »

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Step Back, Leap Forward

Posted by: UNICEF Canada November 14, 2012

Currently in the DRC, less than three out of ten children have access to safe drinking water. UNICEF and community workers here decided to take a step back in order to take a huge leap forward. Read more »

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The Compass

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 26, 2012

Pernille Ironside is a Child Protection Specialist with UNICEF in emergencies. She has traveled to some of the most challenging and insecure areas in the world – to secure the release of tens of thousands of child soldiers from armed groups. Read more »

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Win-Win-Win Aid

Posted by: Emily McNally July 16, 2012

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNICEF has come up with an innovative approach to ensuring displaced families get the help they need, while at the same time giving the local economy a boost. Read more »

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