Haiti funding needs nearly triple following Hurricane Matthew
Three weeks since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, UNICEF said it would need an additional US$22.5 million to meet the increasing needs of children in the country, including in the hurricane-hit areas.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on multiple attacks on schools in Syria
“Yesterday, when a school compound in Syria was repeatedly attacked, killing dozens of children and teachers, we thought we had seen the depths of depravity.
Children released by armed groups in South Sudan
On October 26, 2016, a total of 145 children were released by armed groups in South Sudan. This is the largest number of children freed since 2015, when 1,775 children were released in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area.
Pollution: 300 million children breathing toxic air - UNICEF report
Almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines – reveals a new UNICEF report.
Showcase your creativity to win a $5,000 scholarship while supporting UNICEF’s global work for children
Canadian children ages 14 or younger are invited to enter the annual Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF/Owlkids Greeting Card Contest to benefit children worldwide.
UNICEF welcomes passing of motion on First Nations child welfare, urging critical action for equity
UNICEF Canada has responded to today’s motion in the House of Commons to improve First Nations child welfare and comply with a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ruling.
9,700 children displaced since start of Mosul operation – UNICEF
20,700 people have been displaced since the operation to retake Mosul started on 17 October. UNICEF estimates that 9,700 of them are children in urgent need of assistance.
School in a cave gives Syrian children a safe learning environment
In the Syrian Arab Republic, going to school for many children is fraught with danger. Every day, children and teachers risk their lives to reach a classroom, as schools continue to come under attack. Yet despite these risks, they persist in doing everything they can to get an education that is rightfully theirs. Their stories are ones of determination and resilience.
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