UNICEF St Andrews is a society dedicated to fundraising for UNICEF and raising awareness about the causes and efforts that UNICEF supports internationally.
Unicef UK was founded in 1946 and was created by the United Nations to advocate and stand up for children rights in more than 150 countries around the world. The charity has a broad spectrum of areas that it covers including protecting children from violence, abuse, exploitation, addressing development problems including nutrition, sanitation and healthcare, and supporting education programmes to encourage good and equal education for girls and boys. St Andrews Unicef on Campus are dedicated to fundraising for Unicef UK and advocating for the rights of children. We are one of the most active and social charitable societies on campus, with a clear objective for students with a common charitable interest to come together. There might be uncertainty surrounding the next academic year, however, we are certain that the effects of COVID on Children, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen will bring students in St Andrews closer together and a desire to learn more about global issues. In light of this, we have an exciting year planned, and we are confident it will create an inclusive and welcoming society in St Andrews.
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Since infibulation is not a medical practice, it is considered as a violation of the woman’s body and her eight to have control over it. In 2008, the World Health Assembly voted the resolution WHA61.16 in order to foster the elimination of such practice, by taking action in all sectors of women’s social and civil lives.
On 4 August, a series of explosions devastated Beirut, Lebanon’s capital. The explosions occurred in the Port of Beirut, which the entire country relies on for imports. Reports currently state that 200 people were killed, thousands were injured, and hundreds of thousands are now left without homes. Hospitals, already battling COVID-19, are overwhelmed and struggling with medical supplies due to the destruction of their main source of equipment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has indisputably had a huge impact on people’s physical health and everyday lives, far across the world and here in the UK. Statistically, the risk to young people’s physical wellbeing is lower than for older demographics, however lockdown restrictions have significantly transformed their freedoms and routines. Consequently, the COVID-19 pandemic is a significant risk to young people’s mental wellbeing.
Despite boasting one of the strongest economies in the world, the United Kingdom continues to be rife with social inequalities that impact children daily. One of the most significant inequalities they face is unequal access to education and the subsequent opportunities that arise, during and after childhood.
By the end of 2018, there were nearly 31 million children who had been forcibly displaced from their homes through no fault of their own. In 2019 alone, around 200,000 children arrived in Europe seeking international protection. These statistics show the vast scale of forced migration by children in the world today, and the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating this crisis further whilst worsening conditions for migrants.
We are here solely for The University of St Andrews students. We
are here to make the student experience as strong as it can be,
provide services you need and to represent your views to the
University and beyond. We are a charity registered in Scotland and
we are mostly volunteers, from the members of the SRC and SSC to
the Ents Crew who run Union events, all the society committee
members to the Trustees of our Board.
Phone: (01334 46) 2700Fax: (01334 46) 2740
St Mary's Place
St Andrews, KY16 9UZ