Mothers will stop at nothing to protect their children and to make sure they receive the loving care they need to grow up safe and strong. UNICEF is there to help every step of the way, providing immunizations, nutritional support, safe water, medical care and education for the world’s poorest, most vulnerable children.

Healthy moms are more likely to have healthy babies. Trained UNICEF staff teach new mothers about the importance of breastfeeding, immunizations and the lifelong benefits of early childhood education. UNICEF advocates for the rights of mothers and children, and stands up for them during humanitarian crises and environmental disasters. Because every child — and every mother — matters.