child protection

Syrian refugee women are using their skills to help children survive winter.

Helping children return to school as quickly as possible after a natural disaster is vital.

Statement from UNICEF Director of Data, Research and Policy Laurence Chandy

Of every 1000 children under five in Kiribati, 47 will die, often from entirely preventable causes. But that's changing.

We have been talking to rangatahi throughout the country about their opinions on issues affecting them.

One of the biggest impacts in Tonga of Cyclone Gita has been to children's education

After almost eight years of way, Syrian children are determined not to miss out on their education

The majority of children in Timor-Leste do not go to pre-school, but with the support of UNICEF, 123 community pre-schools, making a huge difference for children as they enter the school system.

Iman fled the war in Syria with her four children, but just when she thought they were safe – they faced a threat they couldn’t escape: winter

In 2017 the Manaro volcano, on Vanuatu’s Ambae Island, started to erupt. Within days, the island’s residents were evacuated.

Yemen is one of the worst places in the world to be a child. UNICEF supporters are helping children survive.

Joemar weighed only 3.3kg. He urgently needed help.

My bags and I are heading to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh — the largest refugee settlement in the world

It is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, and yet most people wouldn’t have heard of it, let alone being able to locate it on a map.

Having escaped persecution in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are now at risk from the wild storms hammering the region.

New Zealand still isn’t immune from outbreaks of disease, and a lack of vaccination can still be a death sentence for kiwi children.

NZ is in the middle of a housing crisis with many sides - cost, quality and availability among them. But every child has the right to a safe and healthy home.

How can we ensure that every Kiwi child gets a fair chance to learn?

Poverty and poor housing is making our kids sick.

Right now, one child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable disease. But your desperately needed support can save a child's life.

As the world shifts its attention to the thousands of families fleeing war torn Syria, I feel obligated to write about the few who have returned.

11-year-old Sabah has seen things no child should see. But even being confronted with violence on almost a daily basis, going back to school was her dream.

19 year old Lyric Brooklyn has spent time living on the streets since his early teens. He talks about the challenges of being young and homeless in Wellington.

New Zealand's approach to ensuring the rights of our children are upheld has come under the scrutiny of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Kyla Reina is a Women's Refuge counsellor who works with children of women living in abusive relationships. She says that young people are victims as well.

As violence escalates in the Syrian region of Raqqa, families have been fleeing their homes to poorly equipped temporary shelters and camps.

Clouds of dust billow across the pathways of Badanrero Village. As the dust picks up momentum, small children and goats scurry for shelter...

Three-year-old Nur has been vomiting for three days, with severe diarrhoea, and now his father watches him, wondering if he waited too long to bring him in...

Eight times a day, the water arrives by bicycle, sloshing around in big, yellow jerry cans tied to a creaking bicycle frame.

“If this well dries up completely, I think we are going to be finished. This is the end of us.”

When Cyclone Winston hit Fiji last year, ferocious winds knocked down everything in their path and a tsunami-like storm surge removed almost all that remained.

Thirteen-year-old Ahmad doesn’t go to school. Instead, he goes to work. Hard, back-breaking work...

The Kingdom of Thailand wants every child in the country to receive an education, no matter where they come from...

We’ve all heard the horrors from Syria but far fewer people are talking about Yemen...

An unusual ally has been enlisted in the fight against polio in the war-torn mountains of Yemen: donkeys.

Every day we see the very worst of what people can do to one another, and the very worst conditions that people are forced to survive in

In Yemen’s classrooms, books and pencils are being replaced by mortars and automatic weapons.

Schools are helping Syrian children overcome the horrors they’ve experienced. But freezing classrooms are driving countless children away from learning.

Syrian children have already been through so much. And now as a deadly winter looms, children face snow storms and the freezing cold.

In the night I wake suddenly, because I see the killing and the people who were shot. I see those things again...

For eight hours Camilia Nazerio hid in her bathroom with a 10-week-old baby, while one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded bore down on them.

It was three years ago, on a Tuesday morning, when Boko Haram stormed Zara’s village, and the slaughter began...

Abdullah rubs the stem of a flying dragonfly toy between his palms, as if for warmth, and gasps with delight as friction shoots the colourful propellor...

When Ruba was born 1000 days ago, frail and underweight, her mother, Fawzia, was already sick and malnourished. Fawzia’s husband, Mastour, was struggling...

In an area plagued by gang violence, sport and recreational activities offer children a haven from insecurity on the streets of El Salvador.

In a crisis that has shocked the world with its scale, it is the number of children struggling to exist within that crisis that is truly staggering.

Find out what we're doing to help create a world where every child has the chance to survive and thrive.

Vaccines protect children against disease and death, saving up to three million lives every year.

Vaccines work. We're busting some of the most common myths around vaccinations so you can learn the truth.