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.

On World Humanitarian Day we celebrate all the humanitarian workers who ensure children around the world are supported, so that they can thrive.


The story of 13-year-old Enat, who was forced to leave school and marry a stranger to help her family cope with the drought in Ethiopia.


Schools in Puntland are changing lives and perceptions through education


World Water Day is March 22. This is a day to acknowledge the right to water as a life-saving necessity. Find out more about the importance of safe water for children.


In partnership with the Government of Canada, UNICEF Canada supports the education of girls with disabilities in 65 schools in Somaliland through the UNDaunted program.


To meet the rapidly escalating needs of countries in providing medical grade oxygen for COVID-19 patients, UNICEF has developed an innovative Oxygen Plant-in-a Box package, to help increase oxygen producing capacity at hospitals and health clinics.


Families want to feed their children the nutritious food they need to grow up healthy. But there are big barriers to doing so.


Thomas Sorensen, Senior Manager in the Cold Chain Unit, UNICEF Supply Division, explains the work behind the scenes to roll-out the largest ultra-cold-chain deployment in history.


Through vocational training, UNICEF is encouraging displaced young people in the DRC to start income-generating activities.


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.