Child Protection & Development


UNICEF helps the world's most vulnerable children.

Every day, millions of children—forced into labor, prostitution or armed groups—are denied their fundamental right to safety and security. UNICEF's child protection programs strive to create a world where every child grows up free from fear and harm. Without basic protections, children are at risk of death, disease, poor physical and mental development and homelessness. Read more about how UNICEF works to protect children.

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