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5 Unique Gifts for Loved Ones

Posted by: UNICEF Canada January 24, 2019

This Valentine’s Day, give a gift that shares the love. UNICEF Canada has five unique gift-giving suggestions that make great alternatives to the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts. Read more »

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World Water Week 2018: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Water

Posted by: UNICEF August 27, 2018

The world is not yet on track to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6: Access to safe water and sanitation for all. Water is life. Without water, children simply cannot survive. Without basic toilets, entire communities live with human waste in their environment. Without taps and soap for handwashing, diseases spread rapidly. Young children are particularly vulnerable, and water and sanitation related diseases remain among the leading causes of death in children under five. When hospitals and health care centres do not have running water, toilets or soap, they can become disease factories. At the time of birth, this can be a matter of life or death for both mother and baby. To celebrate, and raise awareness of, World Water Week 2018, here are 10 facts about water that might surprise you. Read more »

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The four pillars of child health and well-being

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 7, 2018

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

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Water: a precious resource

Posted by: UNICEF August 30, 2017

A restored water treatment plant in Bentiu gives residents new hope. Read more »

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Water is happiness!

Posted by: UNICEF April 25, 2017

Investing in water, sanitation and hygiene is a priority. Read more »

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Water is a family affair

Posted by: UNICEF March 22, 2017

For millions of people around the globe, water, sanitation and hygiene conditions have improved. Still, in 2015, 663 million people are using unsafe drinking water. VII Photo’s Ashley Gilbertson photographed in seven countries for UNICEF, making portraits of families and their daily water use. As part of World Water Day, we present some of these portraits. Read more »

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Water is a gift, water is a right

Posted by: UNICEF March 20, 2017

Partnering with communities to support children’s access to clean water and basic toilets in the Sahel belt Read more »

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UNICEF @ 70: Then and Now

Posted by: UNICEF December 9, 2016

Seventy years ago UNICEF was founded to bring lifesaving aid, long-term support, and hope to children whose lives and futures are put at risk by conflict, by crises, by crushing poverty, and, increasingly, by the effects of climate change. UNICEF’s work for the most disadvantaged, excluded, and vulnerable children has never been more relevant, nor more urgent. Read more »

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Water cuts add to the daily challenge of survival for Aleppo’s children

Posted by: UNICEF November 16, 2016

Water cuts and attacks on pumping stations regularly deny water to the people of Aleppo. For eight-year-old Huda and her family, collecting water has become a greater challenge with each passing year of the Syrian conflict. Read more »

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