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EU and UNICEF join efforts to help children affected by crisis
Over 60,000 families and 20,000 school children to receive access to safe drinking water and hygiene supplies in Ukraine through the project “Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene situation for children and women affected by crisis In Eastern Ukraine”.

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Prevention of abandonment of children under 3
UNICEF Kazakhstan: Every child has the right to live in a loving and caring environment


UNICEF in Tajikistan@20: Milestones
As we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of UNICEF in Tajikistan, here are the highlights from the last two decades, the milestones of our work for the children of Tajikistan.

A chance for children in conflict with the law
At the time of independence, in 1991, no system of child sensitive justice was in place in Kazakhstan. UNICEF supported situation analysis on juvenile justice in 2000 and a ‘Juvenile Justice System Development Concept’ was adopted in the country in 2008.

UNICEF KZ / 2013

Creating inclusive communities in Kazakhstan
UNICEF and partners joined efforts to promote inclusive communities for children with disabilities through engaging them in sports activities and special sustainable programmes in Eastern Kazakhstan in 2013.

UNICEF Tajikistan / 2012 / A.Zohidov

Tajikistan - 3rd Round of Diphtheria Immunization
The Government of Tajikistan, with support from UNICEF and WHO, starts the third phase of a national diphtheria vaccination campaign on 29 October 2012.

Tajikistan - Diphtheria vaccination campaign 2012
The Government of Tajikistan, with support from UNICEF and WHO, launched the second phase of a national diphtheria vaccination campaign in September 2012.

Kyrgyzstan - One year after the conflict
One year after the conflict, hundreds of students return to newly built schools, but thousands of others still wait...

Kazakhstan: Before disasters strike
A EU- UNICEF Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programme was launched in schools to ensure children, even the youngest, know what to do during a disaster.

Helping Kyrgyz children build their resilience
Kyrgyzstan, prone to natural disasters, has incorporated risk reduction into the national education policies with the support of UNICEF and the EU.

UNICEF Georgia / 2011 / Bell

Educating children on disaster risks in Georgia
Starting from 2011, Georgia is rolling out mandatory Disaster Risk Reduction lessons for grades I-IX with the support of EU and UNICEF.

UNICEF Moldova 2011

Moldovan adolescents photograph their lives
"You speak about future, we are the present!"

Child-friendly schools open in Moldova
UNICEF Moldova supports child-friendly schools throughout the country.

Buddy Bears take over Astana
From 15 May to 30 July 2010 an international exhibition of United Buddy Bears is being held in Astana.

Stopping polio in Tajikistan
UNICEF Tajikistan and partners are trying to stop a polio outbreak threatening children across the country.

Happiness of family re-union
The story of a boy from Kazakhstan who is re-united with this mother after five years in a Children's Home.

UNICEF Bulgaria 2010 telethon - Hope for Haiti
Impressions from the UNICEF Bulgaria telethon for Haiti on bTV - February 2, 2010

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Dimitar Berbatov
Berbatov launches “It’s about ability” in Bulgarian and is joined by Bistra Stareishinka, national artistic gymnastics champion, and Niki Panaiotov, Special Olympics champion.

A public health triumph in the making
Iodized salt in Kyrgyzstan and the people behind it

Providing quality care for mothers and children
United for Child Health. The Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, the European Commission and UNICEF are working together to provide quality care for mothers and children in Uzbekistan.

Orlando Bloom visits social shelter in Moscow
The children in the Krasnoselsky social shelter in the centre of Moscow could not believe their luck when Orlando Bloom, their hero from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, specially came to visit and spend time with them.

Ana Ivanovic visits primary school in Serbia
Tennis star Ana Ivanovic visited the “14 October” primary school in Baric, south-east of Belgrade. Thanks to Ana’s donation, the school is now implementing the UNICEF program “School without Violence - Towards Safe and Enabling Environment for Children”.

Keep children healthy in Albania
As the poorest country in Europe, Albania has some of the worst health indicators for women and children. Around 1,000 children die every year before reach their fifth birthday - mostly from preventable illnesses.

UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2007

OneMinutesJr workshop on disabilities
From September 17-21, 2007, a group of children with and without disabilities produced a series of OneMinutesJr videos in the Ukrainian National Paralympics Center in Yevpatoriya.

Supporting juvenile justice in Albania
In late 1990s, Albania’s pre-trial centres and prisons were notorious for mistreating children and ignoring their status as minors. To protect the rights of children, UNICEF has assisted in developing a comprehensive juvenile justice system in Albania.

Across Ukraine, young people continue to be detained in closed institutions such as at Berezhany juvenile detention facility in the west of the country. There are currently about 180 boys serving sentences here.

Serving time in a Ukrainian youth detention centre
Across Ukraine, young people continue to be detained in closed institutions such as at Berezhany juvenile detention facility in the west of the country. There are currently about 180 boys serving sentences here.

Education For Some More Than Others photo essay

Education for some more than others?
A new regional study on education examines the trend in disparities in education across Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

UNICEF/Chris Schuepp/2006

Uzbek teenagers produce OneMinuteJr videos
18 teenagers from different regions in Uzbekistan have met in the capital Tashkent to produce OneMinuteJr videos and have their say through the medium short-film.



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