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Tag : Emergency Response

Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "Emergency Response".

Super Typhoon Mangkhut moves in on the Philippines

Posted by: UNICEF Canada September 24, 2018

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. Read more »

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Rohingya children have escaped persecution, but they can’t outrun the monsoon rains

Posted by: UNICEF June 14, 2018

Monsoon season in Bangladesh: having escaped persecution in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are now at risk from the wild rains and storms hammering the region. Read more »

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G7 Summit in Canada - Now is time to let adolescent girls speak-up

Posted by: David Morley May 29, 2018

As part of Canada’s G7 Presidency, Finance and Development Ministers will gather May 30 -31 in Whistler, British Columbia, in the fourth and final meeting of the G7 governments taking place in advance of the Summit. Adolescent girls will be front and centre at the Finance and Development Ministers meeting, taking part in conversations with the Ministers and speaking up on issues that affect them. Read more »


Malnutrition, unsafe water and limited education in Yemen

Posted by: Marie-Hélène Bachand January 26, 2018

In Yemen, an entire generation of children is growing up knowing nothing but war. They have been scarred by years of violence, displacement, disease, poverty, undernutrition and a lack of access to basic services including water, health care and education. 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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Covering the Rohingya crisis for UNICEF: Three views

Posted by: UNICEF October 17, 2017

We asked three photographers and filmmakers who’ve been working for us in Cox’s Bazar to tell us what it’s been like to cover such a desperate situation for children. Read more »

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Resilience in adversity: 11 girls take on crises around the world

Posted by: June Findlay October 11, 2017

As we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, we recognize and are inspired by the resilience of girls as they face more and more adversity in their communities. Read more »


Shocking stories from the Rohingya children's crisis

Posted by: UNICEF September 28, 2017

The scenes in Bangladesh right now are hard to fathom. Read more »

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No calm after the storm for Caribbean’s poorest children

Posted by: UNICEF September 19, 2017

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma on the Eastern Caribbean has many people wondering how they will move forward, including nearly 20,000 children. In Turks and Caicos, we hear their stories. Read more »


Mexico earthquake: return to normality as soon as possible for affected children

Posted by: Marie-Hélène Bachand September 13, 2017

On 7 September at 11:49 pm, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico’s coast of Chiapas, which heavily affected neighbouring state Oaxaca and slightly affected other parts of the country, including Mexico City. More than 120 municipalities in Chiapas and 41 others in Oaxaca have been declared under a state of emergency. Read more »

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