In 2017, 33 million people got access to safe water as part of a UNICEF emergency response
Protecting vulnerable children
Children in emergencies become much more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Beyond life-saving supplies, we prioritise making sure these children have somewhere they can be safe and start to regain a sense of normality.
In Bangladesh, we are helping Rohingya children to recover from horrors they have experienced fleeing violence in Myanmar. More than 130,00 Rohingya child refugees were able to access UNICEF-supported child-friendly spaces and psychosocial support in 2017.
Children in countries like South Sudan have been caught up in conflict and even recruited as child soldiers. In these situations, we work to release them from armed groups and help them reintegrate with their families and communities.
Even though our school is closed, thanks to the centre, we meet every morning to have fun with our facilitator. I wish my school would open. I want Mali to return to peace