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Ending Child Labour at Every Step of the Supply Chain

Posted by: UNICEF Canada January 11, 2019

Millions of children around the world are trapped in child labour, depriving them of their childhood, their health and education, and condemning them to a life of poverty and want. Of course, there is work that children do to help their families in ways that are neither harmful nor exploitative. But many children are stuck in unacceptable work for children – a serious violation of their rights. Read more »

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Chibok Girls: Bring Back Their Childhood

Posted by: Farah Malek-Bakouche May 1, 2018

In 2014, the world witnessed the abduction of more than 276 school girls taken from their school in the town of Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria, triggering a massive solidarity movement on social media with celebrities calling on the governments of the world to act. We wanted to bring them back, to live their childhood as any child - any girl - should be entitled to. Yet, more than four years later, more than 100 of the “Chibok girls” are still missing. Worse, 110 more girls were abducted, and five lost their lives, in February 2018 in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria. Read more »

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5 examples of how UNICEF is helping children survive around the world

Posted by: Marie-Hélène Bachand March 5, 2018

Although the world has made dramatic progress in reducing global rates of under-five child mortality, newborn deaths have declined at a slower pace. Find out what UNICEF is doing to help children survive. Read more »

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Meet Canadians who are helping to build a better world

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 5, 2018

From February 4-10, Canada celebrates International Development Week. It’s our chance to recognize Canadians who are helping to make the world a better place. UNICEF has hundreds of Canadians working to protect and promote the rights of vulnerable children. Meet just a few of them! Read more »

Education under attack in Borno, Nigeria

Posted by: UNICEF October 5, 2017

The new school year in northeast Nigeria is bittersweet. Education has been one of the biggest causalities of the Boko Haram conflict, with over 3 million children now in need of emergency education support so that they can get back to school and get a decent education. Read more »

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Seven Canadians making a difference in UNICEF's famine response

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 29, 2017

Meet seven Canadians working to provide urgent humanitarian relief to children at risk of famine. Read more »

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Unwitting victims

Posted by: UNICEF May 15, 2017

Marked by massive violations of children’s rights, the Lake Chad Basin conflict has shattered countless lives Read more »

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5 things to know about children and famine

Posted by: UNICEF March 31, 2017

Children can’t wait. Famine, drought and armed conflict are devastating lives and futures Read more »

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Getting children vaccinated – going the extra mile in northeast Nigeria

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 16, 2017

In conflict-affected regions like northeast Nigeria, children miss out on life-saving vaccines. Read more »

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