The Changemakers: 10 youth building peace in their communities
Political instability, labour market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation have led to increasing isolation of youth in societies. Despite this, there are some life-changing movements and activities happening in communities around the world, thanks to young people who are leading the charge for change.
My cat makes me happy: What Canada’s youth told us about their well-being
A new UNICEF Canada report released today highlights what Canada’s youth consider critical to their well-being. Among the insights, holistic health and a sense of belonging top the list.
Five signs of life in Yemen
Years of conflict in Yemen have left 18.8 million people - some 70 per cent of the population - in need of humanitarian assistance. Despite the trauma that many--especially children--are facing, there are signs of hope in the chaos.
Giving children the best start in life: Why breastfeeding matters to everyone
Breastfeeding has been recognized around the world as a way to support and boost a child's well-being, especially in the early stages of life. Are babies in Canada being held to the same standard?
The children of Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, five years on
An update on the lives of some of the 430,000 people, mostly Syrian refugees, who have lived in or passed through the Za'atari Refugee Camp over the last five years.
My Life as a UNICEF Canada Co-op Student
Just as I would describe my co-operative learning experience - I’m going to keep this blog post short and sweet. I’ll try my hardest not to come across as cheesy, but no guarantees because in my honest opinion, I couldn’t have asked for a better co-op placement than UNICEF Canada.
Promoting global health is where Canadians come together
When it comes to ensuring children’s rights and access to quality health services, Canadians agree: we have a duty to protect.
Measuring child well-being in disruptive times
We live in disruptive times. The conditions in which children are growing up are changing quickly, evolving into futures that are difficult to imagine. What does this mean for how we measure their well-being? Ultimately, the discussions revolve around three fundamental questions in the data chain.
How Far Would You Go To Sit For Exams?
I was in Grade 8 when I was forced to leave school, after fighting started in my village in eastern rural Aleppo.
Running from death in Raqqa
Escaping the fighting in Raqqa involves perilous journeys to reach safety. Those who are trapped inside Raqqa city remain in grave danger as heavy fighting continues.