What we do

How UNICEF works to protect the rights of every child in Europe and Central Asia

A child peers through his fingers towards the camera

Our programmes across the region

UNICEF works with and for disadvantaged children and adolescents in 21 countries and territories across Europe and Central Asia. Our ambition is to get the entire region working together - as one - on behalf of its most vulnerable children. Explore the different areas of our work below.

Emergency response

Refugee and migrant crisis in Europe

In Serbia, two children wait their parents to finalize the registration procedure in the Reception Centre in the town of Presevo, close to the border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Conflict in Ukraine

Sasha, 6, steps out of her cellar in eastern Ukraine where her, her sister, and their grandmother shelter when there is shelling.