Unicef Canada

Preparing For Winter In Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp

UNICEF Canada | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

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. Lina, the youngest, was born in the camp, and Adnan was only one month old when he arrived and says that he doesn't remember Syria.

New Film Highlights Urgent Need To End Violence Against Children

UNICEF Canada | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

The animations in the film depict all too common forms of violence that boys and girls endure in spaces where they should be safe -- their homes, schools, online and in their communities. Every five minutes, somewhere in the world, a child dies from violence. Millions more are in danger of physical, emotional and sexual abuse that could destroy their childhoods forever.

Supporting Haiti During And After The Crisis

UNICEF Canada | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Haiti is a structurally vulnerable country where a crisis is never far away, often sweeping in with rain, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and cholera to wreak havoc on the nation's priorities. When I arrived in Haiti in 2007, the 2004 disaster in Gonaives was still fresh in everyone's minds. A year later, the same city was once again flooded. When I came back in 2012, the earthquake had left thousands of people in Port au Prince homeless and cholera was rapidly spreading.

The Silent Crisis Of Eastern Cameroon

UNICEF Canada | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Following the civil war, 260,000 Central African refugees found shelter in neighbouring Cameroon including 62 per cent of children, living in very precarious conditions in refugee camps or with host communities. More than 88,000 children are still not in school.

3 Ways To Keep Momentum Going Halfway Through The School Year

UNICEF Canada | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada
UNICEF Canada

Congratulations! You and your family have passed the couple of months with kids back at school. Now is a good time to assess how it's going for your c...

The End Of Polio Is In Sight

UNICEF Canada | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

In Nigeria last week, an outbreak of polio prompted UNICEF to launch a massive immunization campaign to reach 41 million children. The ongoing conflict there due to the Boko Haram insurgency has already displaced 2.6 million people and left more than four million people in north-east Nigeria facing a humanitarian crisis. Four hundred thousand children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year.

World Food Day Around The World

UNICEF Canada | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living
UNICEF Canada

World food day is on October 16th, and it's as good a time as any to recognize, celebrate, and learn how various cultures around the world interact with food.

Back-To-School Isn't Something We Should Take For Granted

UNICEF Canada | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

It's been over one year since two devastating earthquakes rocked Nepal in April and May 2015. The earthquakes also destroyed more than 35,000 classrooms and jeopardized the futures of millions of children.

Hurricane Matthew Is Much Worse Than Expected

UNICEF Canada | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

With every hour that passes more information about destruction and death is coming in. Every report is directly linked to the life and future of children in Haiti. Over the course of yesterday, following the eventually intensifying stream of updates from partners on the ground I felt darkness creeping up on me -- until I remembered that we are moving forward towards relief for children on the ground.

Haiti's Resolve Is Stronger Than The Winds Of Hurricane Matthew

UNICEF Canada | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

It is Sunday at 2 p.m., local time. I am in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, waiting, together with 10 million people. Waiting for the impact of yet another burden on the already heavily loaded shoulders of this amazing country.

Canadian Women Are In New York To Partner To Save Children's Lives

UNICEF Canada | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

This week, while all eyes are on New York City where world leaders are meeting for the General Assembly of the United Nations, another exciting event is taking place: UNICEF Canada and the women of The 25th Team are also gathered in New York to discuss global issues.

Not All Canadian Children Have A Fair Shot In Life

UNICEF Canada | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Inequality limits the potential of children, increasing their risk of poor health, lower earnings and lower skills in adulthood. Affluent nations with wide inequality gaps tend to have fewer children in great health and well-being, so it's not only the most disadvantaged children who suffer the consequences of inequality.

Canada's Doing An Even Worse Job For The Country's Poorest Children: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Parents

Canada has shown no improvement in child well-being over the past decade.

World Health Day: Recommit To Improving The Lives Of Children

David Morley | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Impact
David Morley

Few things matter more to a community, to a country, to a global society, than a child's health. Healthy children grow up to become healthy adults -- people who can create and contribute to the public good. Indeed, improving the health of a child is one of the greatest investments any society can make towards bettering its future.

How Canadians Can Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Impact

As the Philippines grapples with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, organizations are co-ordinating relief efforts. Canada will provide as much as $...

What Were 2012's Most Under-Reported Causes of Child Mortality?

The Huffington Post Canada | Maya Hamovitch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Impact

For the past week, the world’s gaze has been fixed on the heinous massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, which claimed the lives of 20 young students an...

UNICEF Chides Canadian MPs

CBC | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Politics

A report by UNICEF takes aim at MPs for stopping a bill that could have meant cheaper drugs to treat HIV and AIDS in poor countries. The ...

Canadian Aid Groups Finding East African Famine A Tough Sell

The Huffington Post Canada | Scaachi Koul | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada

The images coming from across the Horn of Africa are bleak: skeleton-thin babies being held by their underfed mothers, crying for food in refugee camp...