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.
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.
This document shows the Common Core and national professional organization standards satisfied by the lesson and activities in the Global Citizenship Brief “Philippines: Building Back Better.” Access the full brief at http://teachunicef.org/global-citizenship-brief-philippines.
Immerse yourself in the stories of two courageous Filipino boys through rich multimedia and engaging discussion and writing prompts.
Want to help children in emergencies? Use this versatile Fundraising Poster to save and improve children's lives when an emergency strikes.
The Philippines survived Super Typhoon Haiyan but faces an uncertain future. Instead of just rebuilding, they're preparing to weather the next storm.
Through experiential exercises, readings, and videos, students will discover that climate change has a significant impact on real people’s lives, especially children’s. Students will read about and discuss an extreme weather event partially resulting from climate change—2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They will learn about the concept of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the efforts of UNICEF and its partners to identify and assess risk in order to increase resiliency ahead of future disasters. Finally, students will study the DRR plans in their area and determine how well they meet the needs of young people in our new reality influenced by climate change.
Build up the analytical and critical thinking skills you and your students need to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing world through our Data Analysis Activity on climate change and its effect on weather-related events like Super Typhoon Haiyan.
This primer on the Philippines and Super Typhoon Haiyan grounds Educators on the foundational knowledge they will need to purposefully plan and effectively execute lessons that engage, inform, and resonate with their audiences.
Two months after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, schools officially reopened in the Philippines, a positive step towards recovery as families continue piecing their lives back together. © UNICEF video