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Sub-Saharan 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?

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

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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.

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UNICEF has joined forces with soap maker Savonor to make handwashing cheaper and easier for children and families — and in doing so, strengthen the country's first line of defense against COVID-19.

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

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

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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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Every child is unique. The way they are coping with the impacts of coronavirus is no different.

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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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COVID-19 is bringing a new threat to already battered countries – and makes delivering life-saving assistance even harder.

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