Unicef Canada

The End Of Polio Is In Sight

UNICEF Canada | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Impact

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...