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Monday, November 23, 2015

Orlando Bloom stands up for children’s safety


IN THIS ISSUE
Child Protection in Yemen, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom, National Child Day, Pier 1 Greeting Card Contest

Child Protection in Yemen

November is the month of Child Safety Protection. For many parents, it means child-proofing the house and hiding anything that can pose danger, such as power outlets, choking hazards or toxic plants. Parents in Yemen, on the other hand worry about keeping a roof above their children’s heads as the number of attacks on civilians grows. It has been six months since the escalation of this conflict. UNICEF has also verified deliberate attacks on or damage to 41 schools and 61 hospitals as a result of the conflict. Currently, there are over 500 children dead. “With every day that passes, children see their hopes and dreams for the future shattered.” says UNICEF Representative in Yemen Julien Harneis.

Read more about the current situation in Yemen »

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom Stands Up for Children’s Safety

Orlando Bloom has been UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador since 2009. The actor has showed his commitment to the rights of children over the years by visiting several countries struggling with humanitarian issues. He did so in order to observe and learn more about the situation in person. He recently paid a visit to a refugee and migrant reception centre in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. After listening to the children’s stories, Mr. Bloom expressed his concern about their safety and called for greater protection.

Read more about Orlando Bloom’s visit »

National Child Day: November 20th

This month, we are also celebrating National Child Day which commemorates the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF’s mission is to empower young people to use their voice. It is the children’s time to be heard! Part of this campaign is the Bring Your MP to School Day where elected representatives visit schools and listen to what children have to say.

Find out more about participating »

Unleash the artist within to win a $5,000 scholarship and help children worldwide

The annual Pier 1 Imports®/ UNICEF/ Owlkids Greeting Card Contest is underway and we are inviting Canadians, ages 14 or younger to participate! From November 1 to 25, 2015 children are invited to submit their entries illustrating this year's theme, One World. One Heart. for their chance to win a $5,000 scholarship, $500 in art supplies for their school and have their design featured as UNICEF’s 2016 official holiday greeting card sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports® stores across Canada. 100% of proceeds from UNICEF card sales at Pier 1 Imports go directly to supporting UNICEF’s life-saving work for children around the world.

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