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With massive tropical storms and instances of heavy flooding on the rise, climate change is clouding the future of children in Bangladesh.

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UNICEF report calls for urgent action to keep children safe and mitigate impact on vital services

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Half a million Rohingya children are stateless refugees in the Cox’s Bazar area in southern Bangladesh, increasingly anxious about their futures, and vulnerable to frustration and despair.

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More than 145,000 Rohingya refugee children living in camps in south-east Bangladesh are now attending UNICEF-supported learning centres, as a new school year begins.  

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In Bangladesh, UNICEF is building Special Care New Born Units (SCANU) in local hospitals, to supply aid to newborns and infants – especially those who are in need of emergency intervention.

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Millions of children around the world are trapped in child labour, depriving them of their childhood, their health and education, and condemning them to a life of poverty and want. Of course, there is work that children do to help their families in ways that are neither harmful nor exploitative. But many children are stuck in unacceptable work for children – a serious violation of their rights.

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Although we’d love to showcase all of the hard work done by UNICEF staffers, volunteers and partners this year, we’ve only got so much space so join us as we look back at some of our key moments in 2018.


Monsoon season in Bangladesh: having escaped persecution in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are now at risk from the wild rains and storms hammering the region.


In our line of work, it can often seem like no matter what we do, the world just keeps on spinning out of control. Children suffer. Children starve. Children are out of school. At UNICEF, we try our best to protect them. To feed them. To get them back in school. We make a lot of noise, and sometimes the world hears us, sometimes it doesn’t. But we carry on anyway. We have no other choice because the cries and pleas of children are too deafening to our ears.