UNICEF is constantly monitoring the situation of children in over 150 countries and territories. The effects emerging crises have on children’s lives require UNICEF to look toward adjusting and augmenting our programming and support in areas such as health, nutrition, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, education and child protection. For already vulnerable families, humanitarian assistance will play a particularly important role in UNICEF operations.
While the full impact of emerging crises on children and possible policy responses remain uncertain, UNICEF is continually conducting research with partners to build a stronger knowledge base for informing upstream policy responses and implementing efficient programming. Research is underway at global, regional and country levels, and we will work to continually maintain an efficient system for giving the most pressing issues attention in a timely, responsive manner.