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Save the Children, UNICEF and partners have successfully reunited 6,000 children with their families after years of separation due to conflict. This is a milestone for the Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) programme in South Sudan since the first reunification of 420 children in 2014.

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Nearly 7 million people expected to be in acute food insecurity at the height of lean season. ***JOINT FAO/UNICEF/WFP NEWS RELEASE ***

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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!