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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.

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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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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How UNICEF is equipping families and communities with soap and clean water to protect themselves against COVID-19.

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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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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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In South Sudan, UNICEF community staff are hard at work, raising awareness of COVID-19, as well as how people can protect themselves and their families.

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April 5-11 is recognized every year as World Health Worker Week and this year in particular, we wanted to recognize the efforts of just some of the millions of health care workers around the world, who – despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak – are hard at work to ensure children receive the vital care they need.

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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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