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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.

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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UNICEF-trained community health workers won't stop until they've vaccinated every woman of reproductive age against tetanus, even in the hardest-to-reach parts of the world.

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How this harmful practice affects millions of girls worldwide.

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For International Day of Education, we’re looking at teachers who are making sure that even when school is out, the learning doesn’t stop.

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2020 has been a challenging year for almost everyone. However, in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF continued to make strides in protecting every child’s right to a childhood.

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For Pakistan’s national polio vaccination campaign, more than 260,000 trained frontline workers went door to door equipped with personal protective gear to vaccinate children under 5 years of age.

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These are challenging times. Children’s lives all around the world have been turned upside down. All children are affected by COVID-19, no matter where they’re from, but the most vulnerable children are facing some of the toughest challenges. We must support each other. COVID-19 binds us together. Solidarity binds us together.

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The Afghan Girls Robotic Team turns an idea into an innovation.

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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.

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

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