Pneumonia and diarrhoea kill 1.4 million children each year, more than all other childhood illnesses combined – UNICEF
Pneumonia and diarrhoea together kill 1.4 million children each year, the overwhelming majority of whom live in lower and middle-income countries. These childhood deaths occur despite the fact that both illnesses are largely preventable through straightforward and cost effective solutions like exclusive breastfeeding, vaccination, quality primary healthcare and reducing household air pollution.
Interview with Katerina Mertikas, Featured Artist, UNICEF Canada Holiday Cards
Katerina Mertikas is a self-taught artist who was born in Tripoli, Greece. She is also a featured artist on UNICEF’s Holiday Cards, sales of which go towards supporting our work to reach the most vulnerable children around the world and helping them survive and thrive. We asked her about her story.
Interview with Terry Ananny, Featured Artist, UNICEF Canada Holiday Cards
Terry Ananny is an artist from Toronto whose bright and colourful paintings have been collected by Canadian Prime Ministers, Governor Generals and the Government of Canada. Her work has been commissioned for a Canadian coin and selected each year for a UNICEF Holiday Card since 1998, sales of which go towards supporting our work to reach the most vulnerable children around the world and helping them survive and thrive. We asked her a few questions to get to know her better.
Interview with Briar Emond, Featured Artist, UNICEF Canada Holiday Cards
Briar is a featured artist on UNICEF’s Holiday Cards, sales of which go towards supporting UNICEF’s work to reach the most vulnerable children around the world and helping them survive and thrive. We asked her a few questions to get to know her better.
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.
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