Statement on attacks in the Central African Republic
UNICEF condemns the brutal killings of civilians during recent attacks by armed groups on villages in the northwest of the Central African Republic. The attacks left at least 54 people dead.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas visits Ethiopia to meet refugee children fleeing conflict and humanitarian crises
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas travelled to Ethiopia this week to meet refugee children who have fled their countries due to conflict and humanitarian crises.
Attacks on schools quadruple in conflict-hit eastern Ukraine
Since the start of eastern Ukraine’s five-year conflict, more than 750 educational facilities on both sides have been damaged or destroyed due to hostilities
Protect the rights of children of foreign fighters stranded in Syria and Iraq
The thousands of children of foreign fighters languishing in camps, detention centers or orphanages in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere are among the world’s most vulnerable children. They live in appalling conditions amid constant threats to their health, safety and well-being.
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.