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Health, International, Politics

Canada announces $93.7M funding for sexual and reproductive health

Aid groups are praising Ottawas’s pledge to allocate $93.7 million to fund projects supporting sexual and reproductive health and rights for millions of women and girls in developing countries whose access to these services has been severely curtailed as a »

Health, International

370M children face hunger as COVID-19 deprives them of school meals: UN

More than 370 million children in the poorest countries risk going hungry as school closures brought by the COVID-19 pandemic deprive them of school meals, the World Food Programme and UNICEF warned Wednesday. WFP executive director David Beasley called on »

International, Society

‘Alarming’ number of children suffer damage from poor diets: UNICEF

The humanitarian organization, UNICEF, says an alarmingly high number of children around the world are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them. A new report suggests that 149 million children are too short »

Health, Society

UNICEF report: Canadian children not doing so well

It may seem to many around the world that children in Canada have a great life. It seems however that the children and youth themselves have a different view. A new study by UNICEF Canada found a high percentage of »

Health, International, Society

UN: Canada only so-so on family friendly policies

Oh happy day, a new baby has just come into the family! If you’re in some countries, the laws say you’ll get a significant amount of paid leave to spend with the newborn, along with other policies to help new »

Health, International

‘Water for Life’ initiative by UNICEF raises millions

For the 26th time, UNICEF will hold a gala in the western city of Calgary to raise money for its “Water for Life” campaign. UNICEF says that it and its partners reached 45 million people with improved water supplies in »

Health

Breastfeeding right after birth helps save babies’ lives: UN report

An estimated 78 million newborns are at a higher risk of death and disease each year because they do not get their mothers’ first breastmilk rich with nutrients and antibodies within the first hours of being born, according to a »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Syrian children denied access to humanitarian aid

UNICEF Canada warns 55,000 children and their families are cut off from basic lifesaving humanitarian assistance in southwestern Syria. The aid agency is renewing calls for the UN Security Council to pressure the Syrian government and all parties to the »

International, Society

Children increasingly targeted in war: UNICEF appeals for help

Children are not just innocent casualties of conflict, but increasingly they are deliberately targeted, says UNICEF. This United Nations agency devoted to helping children makes the point as it launches this year’s appeal for $3.5 billion US to help 48 »

Indigenous, Politics

People of South Sudan still need our help: UNICEF

David Morley has a message for Canadians: “Don’t give up on South Sudan!” The international community cannot just throw up its hands and walk away from the crisis in South Sudan both morally and politically, no matter how hopeless the »