UNICEF Canada supports cross-party call for federal Commissioner for Children and Youth
UNICEF Canada welcomes discussions on the best way forward for the establishment of a federal Commissioner for Children and Youth following the introduction of Bill C-451 An Act to Establish a Children's Health Commissioner of Canada.
Nearly 900 children released from armed group in north-east Nigeria
A total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria today, as part of its commitment to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children.
UNICEF Canada supports calls for a National School Food Program
UNICEF Canada is encouraged by the momentum toward the establishment of a national school food program, and endorses Bill C-446, An Act to Develop a National School Food Program for Children, tabled today by MP Don Davies (Member for Vancouver Kingsway)
12 children killed in past two weeks in northwest Syria
At least 12 children have been killed in northwestern Syria since April 20 as violence in the demilitarized zone continues to escalate.
With deadly cyclones on the rise, UNICEF raises concern about impact of climate change on children
1.1 million children affected in wake of cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique; 10 million children live in path of Cyclone Fani in India
More than 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance – UNICEF
At least 327,000 children from Venezuela are living as migrants and refugees in Colombia. Without increased support, their health, education, protection and well-being will be in jeopardy, UNICEF said today.
Nearly 15,000 cases of malaria reported in areas of Mozambique affected by Cyclone Idai – UNICEF Concerns over increased caseload as world marks Malaria Day and second cyclone approaches
Concerns over increased caseload as world marks Malaria Day and second cyclone approaches
Over 20 million children worldwide missed out on measles vaccine annually in past 8 years, creating a pathway to current global outbreaks – UNICEF
An estimated 169 million children missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, or 21.1 million children a year on average, UNICEF said today.
Two-thirds of children and youth in Canada feel like they don’t belong
A sense of isolation can lead to mental health issues, teen suicide, trouble with the law, poor school performance and homelessness, warns UNICEF’s One Youth initiative
Pilot project aims to improve well-being of children and youth in Waterloo Region
Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, Overlap Associates and UNICEF Canada partner to launch the Waterloo Region One Youth Fund