Water Pumps Improve the Lives of Hundreds of Malawi Children
Here is a real gift with a real impact. In Malawi, poor access to clean water is a real problem for many children. They are often the ones tasked with water collection, which can be long and difficult, leaving them less time for school. Moreover, the water collected is not always safe for drinking. To help with this major problem, UNICEF has installed dozens of water pumps in the Karonga District of Northern Malawi.
Thoughts before Matthew
It is Sunday 2 PM local time. I am in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, waiting. Together with 10 million people. Waiting for the impact of yet another burden on the already heavily loaded shoulders of this amazing country.
A call to end violence against children in Syria on this International Day of Non-Violence
The United Nations, in declaring October 2 as the International Day of Non-Violence, sought to reassert the universal importance of non-violence while promoting a culture revolving around peace, tolerance and understanding. The past week’s events in Syria, however, speak to a conflict transformed into a humanitarian crisis that has worsened with time. In eastern Aleppo alone, at least 96 children have been killed and 223 others injured. Such circumstances make it increasingly harder to deliver desperately needed humanitarian aid. Below are stories, told through pictures, that depict the dedication of the teams from UNICEF and its partner organizations over the last week. What they show is courage, determination and hope amidst all of the horror.
Canadian Women in New York to Partner to Save Children's Lives
This week, while all eyes are on New York City where world leaders are meeting for the General Assembly of the United Nations, another exciting event is taking place: UNICEF Canada and the women of The 25th Team are also gathered in New York to discuss global issues.
Ten things you didn’t know about child labour
June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour. Today, and every day, we stand for children’s rights – tirelessly working to protect children from dangerous work. Empower yourself with knowledge and join the fight.
Immunization in Canada: An issue of Equality
Some children in Canada are not fully vaccinated and understanding how well Canada’s children are vaccinated is challenging for health providers, because Canada lacks a system to accurately track vaccination rates and flag which segments of our population are left out. But that is soon to change, and rightly so.
How to Help Syrian Refugees
At this time of year, as we focus on giving back, there are ways to channel your generosity and goodwill to reach the children and families who need it most.
Children and Youth in Care: Writing Their Own Life Stories
Children in care often face additional barriers during their journey of growth and development, and it’s important to recognize when they successfully overcome those challenges - on Children and Youth in Care Day and every day.
Helping child soldiers lay down their guns for good
On the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, we're using our voice to protect the children recruited and used by armed groups as conflicts around the world become more brutal, intense and widespread.
Haiti: Land of Dreams
You can still see the scars of the Haiti earthquake, but the country is rebounding. The foundations are being laid for a more hopeful future - through education.