Almost half of Mosul’s children cut off from clean water as fighting intensifies
Almost half of all the children in Mosul and their families have reportedly been cut off from access to clean water after a major water pipeline was destroyed amid the ongoing conflict.
New HIV infections among adolescents projected to rise by nearly 60 per cent by 2030 if progress stalls – UNICEF
New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 annually by 2030 if progress in reaching adolescents stalls, according to a new report released by UNICEF today.
Amid skepticism on state of the world, 85 per cent of Canadians believe holiday season is about helping those in need
Eighty-five per cent of Canadians believe that the holiday season is about helping those in need. According to a new Ipsos survey, despite a profound skepticism about the current state of the world, Canadians are looking to spread the spirit of giving back this holiday season.
Manar's family prepares for the winter in Za'atari Camp
Originally from Dara'a in Syria, the family have been in Za'atari since its beginning and are coming up to the five-year mark of living in the camp.
New film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham highlights urgent need to end violence against children
A powerful new film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham was released today to illustrate the brutal reality that physical and psychological abuse can mark children forever.
Statement by UNICEF Syria Representative, Hanaa Singer, on the deteriorating situation for children in Aleppo and across the country
We call on parties to the conflict to stop attacking civilians, to stop attacking schools and hospitals, to stop recruiting and using children in armed forces, and to stop using sieges as weapons of war.
UN Provides Vital Food and Aid to 42,000 People in Eastern Mosul
In the single largest humanitarian aid delivery in eastern Mosul since the current conflict began, the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday provided food, dignity kits, water purification tablets, jerry cans, baby hygiene kits and more for 42,000 people in eastern Mosul. For the first time in over two weeks, security conditions have allowed humanitarian agencies to reach families living in the suburbs of eastern Mosul, many of whom are in desperate need of assistance.
UNICEF @ 70: Then and Now
Seventy years ago UNICEF was founded to bring lifesaving aid, long-term support, and hope to children whose lives and futures are put at risk by conflict, by crises, by crushing poverty, and, increasingly, by the effects of climate change. UNICEF’s work for the most disadvantaged, excluded, and vulnerable children has never been more relevant, nor more urgent.
Children’s Rights are Human Rights
December 10th is recognized internationally as Human Rights Day. On this landmark day, it is important to recognize that children’s rights are also human rights.
Malnutrition amongst children in Yemen at an all-time high, warns UNICEF
Nearly 2.2 million children in Yemen are acutely malnourished and require urgent care. At least 462,000 children suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), a drastic increase of almost 200 per cent since 2014. An additional 1.7 million children suffer from Moderate Acute Malnutrition.
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