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Ensuring optimum alternative care

May 2013: Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of children living in institutions is conservatively estimated at 240,000. UNICEF is working with governments to keep vulnerable families together and to ensure optimum alternative care for children deprived of parental care.

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September 2016: UNICEF-supported child-friendly spaces provide a safe and protective environment, helping children cope in Bujumbura.  

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