We didn’t know where to go: Syrian refugees on the move
Kawthar is a 25 year old mother, who fled airstrikes in Serekaniye (also known as Ras Al-Ayn) with her only daughter Barcham (2 and a half years old). They are some of the approximately 176,000 people (including almost 80,000 children) who have been displaced inside north-eastern Syria just in the last two weeks.
World Polio Day: Life as a Polio Survivor
Safia Ibrahim is a 37 year old Somali-born Canadian. When she was 1 years old, she contracted polio that rendered her unable to walk. For World Polio Day, Safia spoke with UNICEF Canada about the choice she never got to make but one that has impacted her entire life.
2018 witnessed the highest reported deaths of children in armed conflict around the world
Twenty-four thousand children were killed or maimed in conflicts in 2018. This is the highest number ever reported by the UN since it began monitoring the six grave violations affecting children nearly 15 years ago. David Morley comments on the situation and how Canada must make children’s rights, safety and wellbeing a global priority.
5 Things You Need to Know about Halloween Heroes
It’s true – UNICEF is bringing a spooktacular tradition back to Canada for Halloween. Here’s the top 5 things you need to know about UNICEF Canada’s Halloween Heroes.
Children Uprooted: Walking in Ángel Gabriel’s shoes
A Venezuelan migrant gets a surprise from his classmates in Ecuador.
Five brave girls say NO to marriage
Ayate, Ashe, Biftu, Anifa, and Asiya all said ‘no!’ to marriage. Each girl knew her rights and was brave enough to exercise them. And all of them plan to inspire others to do the same in the hope of stopping the harmful practice of men marrying young girls in their community.
Learning how to bring families back together in Palu
More than 100 children were reported missing after a series of earthquakes struck Central Sulawesi province in September 2018. In the days following the disaster, UNICEF provided training for social workers on how to locate these children and reunite them with their families.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child at 30: A Reflection
Our president and CEO David Morley was in New York City recently for the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). While on the plane back to Toronto, he crafted this letter, about the impact being at the UNGA had on him and the work that we do as UNICEF Canada.
Foresight. I knew what the word meant; I am an English Literature major, after all. But I had never really thought of it in the context of the future of the world. That changed when I participated in UNICEF Canada’s Foresight Lab at the Women Deliver Conference.
I will never let go: Family Reunification in South Sudan
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.