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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.

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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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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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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