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UNICEF Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s announcement of new humanitarian funding of $46.7 million in response to the humanitarian needs of people in Yemen. This was announced earlier today at the Yemen Pledging Conference by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development. 

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Almost 850,000 people – around half of whom are estimated to be children – have been affected by severe flooding in Malawi and Mozambique, with the numbers set to rise as Cyclone Idai moves west and the impact of the cyclone becomes clearer, UNICEF warned today.

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UNICEF supplies have begun arriving in areas affected by heavy rains and floods in southern Malawi, bringing a measure of relief to families living in evacuation centres. The supplies include thousands of packets of oral rehydration salts, antibiotics, and hundreds of insecticide-treated bednets.

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Hundreds of thousands of children urgently need humanitarian assistance after Cyclone Idai caused death and destruction in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. UNICEF Canada is calling on Canadians to make donations to support live-saving work in the three countries.

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UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore wraps up visit to affected area of Beira one week after Cyclone hit

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One week after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, the water supply system is working again in the hard-hit city of Beira – a life-saving development for children and families still reeling from the storm.

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UN children’s agency launches US$122 million humanitarian appeal amidst worst disaster to hit southern Africa in decades

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Nearly 900,000 doses of the cholera vaccine, procured by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), arrived in Beira, Mozambique, on Tuesday afternoon and the vaccination campaign will begin imminently. The vaccines are funded by Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance.

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Massive flooding, as a result of Cyclone Idai, has left hundreds of thousands of children and families vulnerable.

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An estimated 1.5 million children have been affected by the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, but in spite of all the adversity, baby Teresa represents hope for a brighter future.

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