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SMS Technology in Rwanda

UNICEF's mission is to save and protect children's lives, as well as the lives of their families. In this video, see how SMS technology has helped decrease maternal mortality rates. UNICEF launched a program where volunteers were given cellphones with rapid SMS enabled technology that sends health information about pregnant women to the hospital. In emergency cases, this technology is able to alert an ambulance and can get the woman to the hospital. Thanks to UNICEF's support, these women are now able to get to the health center on time and receive the medial support they need.

Child Protection in Guatemala

In Guatemala, only 2% of sexual assaults are reported. In this video, hear Yasmin's story of overcoming the emotional and psychological traumas caused by her step-father sexually assaulting her. Yasmin is receiving treatment at Refuge for Children, a UNICEF-assisted program, which has provided the support she needs to start recovering. UNICEF is working in Guatemala to strengthen law enforcement's response to reports of sexual abuse and violence.

Global Citizenship Brief Philippines: Lesson Plan (Grades 3-5)

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Through discussion, reading, and video, students will discover that climate change has a significant impact on real people's lives, especially those of children.  Students will read about and discuss an extreme weather event partially resulting from climate change—2013's Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and examine strategies of planning ahead for future disasters and "building back better" after a disaster to increase resiliency.  Finally, students will consider disaster risk in their own community and create their own plans for addressing these risks using their school as an example.

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