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On World Humanitarian Day, UNICEF celebrates women humanitarians and their undying contributions in making the world a better place. Each year, our humanitarian programmes provide millions of children with a range of lifesaving services, but these services could not be provided without the support of women humanitarians. Let’s honor those women who have tirelessly improved countless lives, showcasing incredible strength along the way.

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My name is Sophie Chavanel and I am the Chief of Communications for UNICEF in Côte d'Ivoire. What motivates me every day in my work is giving every child a voice, regardless of where they live or come from, and no matter their gender, religion or race.


Tens of millions of children caught up in armed conflict must be protected from life-threatening attacks and violence.