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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.

To recognize the tireless work done by health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re spotlighting health workers around the world and why receiving COVID-19 vaccines is important to them.

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

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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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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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Through her studies in STEM - and with support from the UNICEF Techno Girl programme - Sebabatso is helping change her future and shape her community.

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

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

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