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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Domestic and Sexual Abuse of Children in Vietnam - By Rosanna Johnston

It seems that there is at least one commonality that crosses traditional socio-economic barriers and unifies many children in Vietnam. Domestic and sexual violence towards children is often indiscriminate and blatantly ignored in communities, because of normalisation of harsh domestic discipline and the secrecy associated with sexual abuse.

 
The war on drugs in the Philippines and its impact on children - By Johanna Wassong

When President Duterte assumed the office of President of the Philippines in June 2016, he proclaimed an anti-drug policy, often coined as “The Philippine drug war”. This policy is aimed at “the neutralization of illegal drug personalities nationwide.” Not only has this caused multiple violations of human rights and widespread policy brutality, but this has also had a severe impact on the lives and rights of children.

 
Infibulation: when a child is unjustifiably mutilated - By Lucia Guercio

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.

 
Beirut and the Normalization of Tragedy in the Middle East - By Lucinda Sales

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.

 
Mental Health and the Pandemic - By Laoise Rogers

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.

 
 

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