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Child Protection is one of UNICEF’s main programs. On this page, you will find more information about current and past UNICEF projects, child stories and ways you can get involved.

Families want to feed their children the nutritious food they need to grow up healthy. But there are big barriers to doing so.

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Through vocational training, UNICEF is encouraging displaced young people in the DRC to start income-generating activities.

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Anojitha Sivaskaran is an internally displaced person who grew up facing the hardships of Sri Lanka’s civil war. She has directly experienced food shortages, insecurity, injustice, and inadequate shelter, but continues to fight for sustainable peace and quality education. In her blog, Anojitha talks about the importance of including young people in order to make transformational change both locally and globally.

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UNICEF is supporting "Corona Van" in Al Tal, Syria. The van reaches them with psychosocial support and awareness-raising on prevention against COVID19.

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For fathers like Hazir, spending quality time with their children helps them grow and reach their full potential.

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A massive measles-rubella vaccination campaign provides vital protection for children – and encouraging signs for future roll-outs.

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After a decade of conflict, children in Syria continue to pay the heaviest price. Today we answer pressing questions about what is happening in Syria, how UNICEF is working to protect children, and how you can support our work.

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Five ways UNICEF kept children safe in our most challenging year yet.

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Seven years ago, a young mother named Haifa and 50 members of her extended family fled escalating violence in the city of Erbin and settled on a farm in the suburbs, where they hoped they'd be safe. Now Haifa tells her story of how she has worked to protect her children from the conflict.

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For Red Hand Day/International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, three former child soldiers share how the traumatic events in ‘the bush’ kept haunting them in their dreams and how the support from family and social workers have helped them.

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