Universal Children’s Day: Two hundred world renowned writers come together for children’s rights
More than 200 prominent writers including novelists, playwrights and poets, have joined a global literary campaign this week, penning ‘tiny stories’ of around seven lines each to highlight Universal Children’s Day and the injustice so many of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged children still face. The short story series kicks off UNICEF’s commemoration of its 70th year working to bring life-saving support and hope to every child.
UNICEF leads convoy into Mosul city with emergency supplies for 15,000 children
A UNICEF-led multi-agency humanitarian convoy was on Sunday the first to enter the Iraqi city of Mosul together with WFP and UNFPA.
Water cuts add to the daily challenge of survival for Aleppo’s children
Water cuts and attacks on pumping stations regularly deny water to the people of Aleppo. For eight-year-old Huda and her family, collecting water has become a greater challenge with each passing year of the Syrian conflict.
A journey to the frontline for the sake of children in Yemen
Recently, UNICEF gained a rare access to Razeh district in Yemen's northern governorate of Saada along the country's border with Saudi Arabia. Razeh has witnessed intensive fighting, including some of the fiercest airstrikes and shelling in the ongoing conflict in Yemen.
Supporting Haiti During and After the Crisis
Twelve sick babies are fighting for their lives in a cramped hospital room in Jérémie, in the south of Haiti. Five nights ago, heavy rains flooded the pediatric department. The nurse had just enough time to take the babies out of their incubators and transfer them, through the rain, to the hallway of an adjoining building.
What I Want for Every Child by Seymour Mayne
Seymour Mayne is a Canadian author, editor, or translator of more than seventy books and monographs. He joins UNICEF's Tiny Stories initiative to speak up for child rights around the world.
What I Want for Every Child by Frances Itani
Frances Itani, award-winning Canadian author, has written 16 books, including the internationally published novels Deafening, Requiem, and Remembering the Bones. She has written 2 picture books for children. She has worked as a volunteer with children most of her life. She joins more than 200 authors around the world to share her wish #foreverychild as part of Tiny Stories.
Joint statement on one month of military operations to retake Mosul
Today marks one month of intensified military operations to retake the city of Mosul. With tens of thousands of families in newly retaken areas urgently requiring life-saving assistance, the humanitarian community in Iraq faces a massive scope of need. These latest developments further exacerbate a humanitarian crisis in a country where 10 million people already were in need of aid.
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