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Middle East and North Africa is one of the geographical regions where UNICEF is currently running programs for children in need. On this page, you will find more information on UNICEF’s work.

As school doors start to reopen in some countries, what does it look like for students?


In Aleppo, Syria, a joint UNICEF and World Food Program (WFP) venture is helping children like Lamis and her family secure essentials, during COVID-19.


Despite disruptions, social workers, counsellors and helpline workers show courage and commitment.


Human traffickers prey upon children in desperate circumstances who cross borders alone, hoping to find work to support themselves and their families. UNICEF helps them get home safely.


Former UNICEF Yemen Representative Sara Beysolow Nyanti reflects on successes and challenges of maintaining a massive emergency cash transfer program in the midst of COVID-19.

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Syrian youth are learning new skills, to help produce masks and keep children and families in their community protected against COVID-19.

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Young people in camps for displaced people in Mali are being empowered with information about how to protect themselves and their communities.


Every day, Saba - a health worker in Yemen - braves rough terrain to meet with families and ensure children continue to have access to vital medical services.


A pandemic through a girl's eyes: 16 adolescent girls from nine countries film their lives under lockdown.


Health workers are stopping at nothing to ensure immunizations for every child.