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In late 2019, an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus (also known as novel coronavirus or COVID-19) was reported in Wuhan, China. Since then cases have been reported in a number of other countries including Canada and the United States. Here's everything parents and families need to know about novel coronavirus, how you can look after yourself and your children, and what UNICEF is doing to help.
More than 100 children were reported missing after a series of earthquakes struck Central Sulawesi province in September 2018. In the days following the disaster, UNICEF provided training for social workers on how to locate these children and reunite them with their families.
Children living in storm-affected areas face worsening food insecurity and nutrition crisis. The impact of two cyclones hitting Mozambique in one season was devastating and unprecedented; however, it is only now that the residual effects of the disaster are really beginning to be felt.
With massive tropical storms and instances of heavy flooding on the rise, climate change is clouding the future of children in Bangladesh.
Massive flooding, as a result of Cyclone Idai, has left hundreds of thousands of children and families vulnerable.
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.
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.
Angelina Paulo, a single mother of 7 children tells her story on how she managed to survive Cyclone Idai.
Today is World Water Day. UNICEF is calling for access to safe water for children around the world, especially in emergency situations like cyclone-affected Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This is vital to prevent the spread of water borne diseases such as cholera.
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.