Child protection

The story of 8-year-old Yassir Hissein, returnee from CAR in Chad - "I was playing with my grandfather in front of my house when a group of armed man arrived." Read more >>


A mother flees in search of safety, again – this time in Chad
A migrant, a refugee and now a returnee to her native Chad, a mother fleeing violence with her children is still unable to return home. More >


Occupied Palestinian Territory - Protecting childhood
The European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) and UNICEF have helped children and families cope with violence.  Read more »


Gender-based violence in Emergencies:

Guidelines for Integrating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action -  Implementation Strategy Executive Summary & Key Questions Answered


  • The story of 8-year-old Yassir Hissein, returnee from CAR in Chad

  • A mother flees in search of safety, again – this time in Chad

  • Occupied Palestinian Territory - Protecting childhood

  • UNICEF & ECHO: Partners for children


Ukraine: Overcoming fear and trauma

Luhansk, Donetsk, Ukraine, 17 November 2015 - The European Commission is supporting UNICEF to assist children in need of psycho-social support, caused by witnessing the war in parts of the Ukraine and to help them to recover a sense of normalcy in their lives. Read more >>

Help in hard times for Syrian refugees

AMMAN, Jordan, 15 October 2015 - In Jordan, the European Commission supports a child cash grant programme, run by UNICEF, which is helping many families to avoid having to make some very difficult choices. Read more >>

Off the map – reaching the hardest to reach in Central African Republic

Central African Republic, 9 February 2015- Memouna was working as a seamstress and raising her five children when the crisis in the Central African Republic tore apart her family. Read more >>

In South Sudan, a single mother’s fight to survive

PATHAI, South Sudan, 10 October 2014 - Forced to flee violence and struggling to feed her three children, a woman in South Sudan is one of thousands to get help from a UNICEF/WFP, ECHO-supported Rapid Response Mission – and one of millions trying desperately to survive. Read more >>

Syrian children in Turkey build bridges to the future

OSMANIYE AND SARIÇAM CAMPS, Turkey, 2 August 2013 – “Expressing my opinions without pressure; living in freedom and safety.” This is how one Syrian child, displaced by war and living in a camp in Turkey, defined the rights of the child during an art class organized with the support of UNICEF Turkey.

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Children affected by the recent violence in the State of Palestine are encouraged to come to terms with the past

GAZA CITY, State of Palestine, 26 December 2012 – In a small, dark flat, a dozen boys aged 8 to 13 sit in silence.

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Palestinian children and women fight distress in East Jerusalem

EAST JERUSALEM, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 30 April 2012 – The winding lanes of Silwan are among the most ancient and picturesque in East Jerusalem. But Silwan is also one of the most densely populated Palestinian neighbourhoods, where poverty and violence are part of daily life.

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UNICEF provides support to Palestinian students through rehabilitation and psychosocial sessions

DKAIKA, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 29 September 2011 - Located just 70 metres away from the Green Line - the 1949 Armistice Line – in Israeli-controlled Area ‘C’, the villagers of Dkaika are forced to suffer under the daily risk of home demolition and harassment.

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