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Asia 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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Children living on the streets have few safe places to go during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

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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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In the south of Nepal, easy-to-assemble handwashing stations designed by UNICEF are being installed in several health facilities to promote better hand hygiene – important in protecting children and families against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

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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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Gers – a traditional Mongolian yurt – rely on coal stoves for heating and cooking. To help combat pollution in Mongolia, UNICEF is working on new methods of energy efficiency and indoor air quality. So far, 200 chimneys have already been replaced but there’s many more to go.

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A nationwide lockdown across Bangladesh brings an increased risk of gender-based violence for Rohingya and Bangladeshi women and girls.

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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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