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In 2019, UNICEF reached almost all corners of the globe – 190 countries to be exact – to help save children’s lives. To celebrate the end of the year – and the end of a decade – we’ve chosen 5 stories from at home and abroad, to showcase how the tireless work of UNICEF staff and the generous support of our donors enables us to defend the right to childhood, for every child.

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Dear Canada, we’re the future, correct? Well then, and perhaps this may come as a surprise to you, but your future’s well-being is far from what it needs to be. Canada, are you surprised? So are we. We’re surprised when we hear of another 17-year-old who has committed suicide because of the lack of funding for mental health services.