Child Soldier: From War to Recovery
Every child deserves the opportunity to play, laugh and learn; to explore and grow in a world that nurtures them. Tragically, UNICEF estimates that tens of thousands of boys and girls under the age of 18 are used in conflicts worldwide. We recognize February 12 as International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers - to ensure a better, safer future for every child.
Children On the Move in Latin America
Over the past three years, the economic crisis in Venezuela has led hundreds of thousands of children and adolescents to leave the country with their families to migrate to other countries in the region, mostly to Peru and Colombia. They set out on the journey in difficult conditions and weary of the discrimination and xenophobia they might face in some places along the way.
It’s not often we have the opportunity to discuss the power of partnership through technology and the support of women. Although, times are changing and Cisco along with UNICEF Canada are advancing the prospects of women globally through their commitment to help communities, economies and futures – one woman at a time.
Saving Newborn Lives in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, UNICEF is building Special Care New Born Units (SCANU) in local hospitals, to supply aid to newborns and infants – especially those who are in need of emergency intervention.
Bringing healthcare to hard-to-reach communities in Nigeria
Mobile health teams, funded by Global Affairs Canada, are helping to ensure that children receive polio vaccinations, while also providing basic health services in hard-to-reach areas of Nigeria.
8 things you need to know about the Humanitarian Action for Children (a report by UNICEF)
Every year, UNICEF releases a Humanitarian Action for Children report. It’s our annual global appeal that draws attention to the situation of millions of children living in the world’s most difficult crises, while requesting the financial support needed to help these children survive and thrive in the face of extraordinary challenges.
5 Unique Gifts for Loved Ones
This Valentine’s Day, give a gift that shares the love. UNICEF Canada has five unique gift-giving suggestions that make great alternatives to the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts.
Ending Child Labour at Every Step of the Supply Chain
Millions of children around the world are trapped in child labour, depriving them of their childhood, their health and education, and condemning them to a life of poverty and want. Of course, there is work that children do to help their families in ways that are neither harmful nor exploitative. But many children are stuck in unacceptable work for children – a serious violation of their rights.
Welcome to the World, Baby!
In 2019, over 395,000 babies will be born around the world on New Year’s Day. Their future, like this new year, is full of possibility. These babies deserve the best start in life. It is their right. But too many babies will not survive their first year, or even their first month.
Why I Give: Maude Audet On Why UNICEF Matters To Her
Maude Audet is a singer-songwriter from Quebec who is crisscrossing the province to share her music and talent with audiences. Through her poetic, catchy and sensitive compositions, Maude awakens the senses and opens minds, and is quickly making her mark on the music scene.