Millions of children on the move at risk from harsh winter
Millions of children who are already vulnerable are facing a winter without warm clothing and heating.
For the children of Syria, education is their only hope
Sidra, a 14-year-old Syrian refugee, attends one of UNICEF’s 223 Makani learning centres in Jordan near the Syrian border. The Government of Canada is providing support to Makanicentres across Jordan, reaching girls like Sidra with continued education and life skills.
Displaced in Jibreen: Meet the children we’re racing to reach
Since November 2016, nearly 315,000 people have been displaced from fighting in and around Aleppo City in Syria.
South Sudan is a forgotten children’s catastrophe
Three years of conflict in South Sudan have taken a massive toll on the lives of millions of children and women across the country.
2016 in review: UNICEF’s impact in five of the most dangerous crises
2016 was a year of challenges and upheaval across the globe. The ongoing migration and refugee crisis has uprooted nearly 50 million children worldwide, leaving them vulnerable to violence and exploitation. Conflict and natural hazards continue to take a toll on children, with nearly 1 in 4 living in areas affected by crisis. In Haiti, the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew has left 2.7 million people in need of life-saving assistance. In the aftermath of the conflict in Central African Republic, 1 in 2 children is affected by stunting.
A child’s early years matter
The first five years of life significantly affect a child’s health, education, well-being and future.
Syrians welcomed in Canada
Basel Alrashdan, 11, and his family were the first Syrian family to be resettled on Canada’s Prince Edward Island.
In time of drought, Somali families forced to separate to survive
Khadija Muuse, 70, is among tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by drought. The men in her family have all left for towns and cities in search of work, leaving her and other women and children behind. Rabaable village, near Garowe, Puntland.
PHOTO ESSAY: For every child, hope
For over 70 years, UNICEF has been the defender of children around the world, regardless of gender, religion, race or economic background. When the world’s most vulnerable need a champion in the face of conflict, disease or exclusion, UNICEF has been there.
Working together to make a difference in emergencies
In 2016, the lives of millions of children were disrupted, upended or nearly destroyed by emergencies, including conflict, natural disasters and fast-spreading epidemics. Nearly 250 million children currently live in countries affected by conflict; millions more face risks from natural disasters and fast-spreading epidemics.