Our work


Education and protection

© UNICEF Bangladesh/2007/Noorani
A volunteer plays with children at a UNICEF safe space, Barisal division.

Children’s right to an education and a protective environment are often denied during an emergency. As affected families fall deeper into poverty and other calamities, children are also at increased risk of exploitation and abuse. UNICEF supports to mitigate these dangers.

School support
UNICEF provides teaching and learning materials to schools where supplies are destroyed during disasters. UNICEF also funds communities to build transitional schools, so that teaching can continue even when classrooms have been destroyed.

Safe spaces
UNICEF prepositions education and recreation kits for child-friendly safe spaces that can be set up within days of an emergency. A safe space provides for the basic needs of up to 200 children per day. Children have access to safe water and receive their midday meal. Orphaned children and the children of families who have lost homes or livelihoods are supervised and protected. Local volunteers help children to deal with their distress, while parents rebuild homes and lives.

Protective policy
UNICEF advocates for a broad child protection policy that will cover children affected by natural disasters and other emergencies.



For every child
Health, Education, Equality, Protection