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
Kenya
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UNICEF helps the world's most vulnerable children.

Every day, millions of children are denied their fundamental right to safety and security. UNICEF's child protection programs prevent and respond to violence and abuse against children, including commercial sexual exploitation, trafficking, child labor, and harmful traditional practices like female genital mutilation and child marriage.

UNICEF strengthens efforts to work with parents and caregivers to reduce violence against children in the home, and strives to create a world where every child grows up free from fear, exploitation and harm. 

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