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.
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The Philippines survived Super Typhoon Haiyan but faces an uncertain future. Instead of just rebuilding, they're preparing to weather the next storm.
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
Jericho, 12 years old, talks about how a child friendly space has helped him and other children cope with their trauma as survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. © UNICEF video
Three displaced women in describe their struggles to rebuild a life for themselves -- and for their children -- after Typhoon Haiyan. © UNICEF video