Child Protection & Development

On 14 July, a severely malnourished baby lies in the paediatric unit at the District Hospital in Lodwar, capital of Turkana District, in Rift Valley Province. In this predominantly pastoralist region, many families are selling their livestock to buy incre

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, exploitation and harm. Without basic protections, children are at risk of death, disease, poor physical and mental development and homelessness. 

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