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South America 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.

Backed by the findings of a new report, UNICEF issues an urgent call for Universal Child Benefits — cash benefits paid to all families with children — to counter the pandemic's economic fallout.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty to families across the globe. Migrants can be especially vulnerable.

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June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour. Today, and every day, we stand for every child’s right to a childhood – working to protect children from harm, including dangerous and often illegal work. Empower yourself with knowledge and join the fight.

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UNICEF is working with partners to deliver vital supplies to help protect children and families around the world.

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UNICEF has always stood by children through crisis and disease.

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Immunization is the key to ending vaccine-preventable child deaths and giving children a chance - and the right - to grow up healthy and reach their full potential. However, around the world, many children live in geographically remote areas, meaning that alternate solutions must be devised.

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Vaccines can prevent disease outbreaks now and in the future. No child is too far for health workers to go, to ensure that every child in their community has the right to good health.

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UNICEF sits down with an expert midwife to talk about how pregnant women can protect themselves and their babies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Children around the world - many of whom are out of school due to COVID-19 - need support from their parents right now. And parents need support from their employers.

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Our president and CEO, David Morley, shares his thoughts on being part of a global change for good while many UNICEF staff members are currently being asked to work from home as part of ongoing COVID-19 precautions.

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