Safe water is a right, not a privilege – for every child
Access to safe drinking water remains a challenge to majority of Nigerians, especially those living in the rural areas. The recent Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, conducted by the Government of Nigeria in 2016/17, indicates that about 40 per cent of households and about 69 million people, do not have access to clean water sources.
More than 1,000 children in northeastern Nigeria abducted by Boko Haram since 2013
Women and men join forces to fight child malnutrtion in northwest Nigeria
What we do
UNICEF aims to accelerate the realization of the rights of all children and women to survival, development, protection and participation. We promote efforts to reduce infant, child and maternal mortality; expand access to quality basic education; and strengthen social and child protection systems, using a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach.