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The Canadian UNICEF Committee (UNICEF Canada) supported core work of UNICEF on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence with programmes and activities to ensure child health and nutrition good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. This work included, but was not limited to provision and distribution of immunization against common childhood diseases and vitamin and micronutrient supplements; education and counselling to prevent HIV and AIDS transmission among young people and from mother to child; support for children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS; clean water and sanitation facilities; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration into society of child soldiers; basic primary education; family and community education programs to reduce violence against children. As well, UNICEF Canada funded life-saving emergency relief programs that provide humanitarian assistance to children affected by natural or man-made emergencies. This includes support for activities such as supplementary and therapeutic feeding and medical supplies; emergency shelter; establishment of water and sanitation facilities; back-to-school programs for children affected by conflict; child protection; and education against unexploded ordinances.