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While this academic year has posed a challenge for students across the country who have been learning in a remote or hybrid context, it hasn’t stopped our amazing network of UNICEF on Campus Clubs from advocating and fundraising for world’s most vulnerable children. Western University's Campus Club held a case competition to address humanitarian needs in South Sudan, and the winning team shares their process.

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Since 2013, UNICEF and partners have reunified over 6,000 separated and missing children with their families. This is the story of one mother who was reunited with her children after 5 years of separation.

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How are solar-powered water systems are helping children in remote communities like Yambio, South Sudan access clean water in health centres, schools and homesÉ

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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.


16 year old Yar came to Uganda from South Sudan three years ago. Although she had to leave everything behind, she has now made new friends – and a new life – for herself.


In our line of work, it can often seem like no matter what we do, the world just keeps on spinning out of control. Children suffer. Children starve. Children are out of school. At UNICEF, we try our best to protect them. To feed them. To get them back in school. We make a lot of noise, and sometimes the world hears us, sometimes it doesn’t. But we carry on anyway. We have no other choice because the cries and pleas of children are too deafening to our ears.


Four years into a brutal conflict, South Sudan has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. You can help South Sudanese children survive.


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.


This year, UNICEF will concentrate on four critical areas where we can help the most children.


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!