Results for children

In 2017, UNICEF and partners joined forces to support the most vulnerable children in the world

Progress for children in 2017

From the smoke and ashes of World War II, a refugee crisis emerged unlike any the world had seen.
  • Responded to 337 emergencies in 102 countries.
  • Reached nearly 33 million people with safe water in humanitarian settings.
  • Supported basic education for 8.8 million children in emergencies.
The drop-out rate is three times higher in rural areas than in urban ones.
  • Delivered health services to 15.2 million children and women in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Ensured that more than 25 million live births were delivered in health facilities, accompanied by skilled birth attendants.
  • Supported the vaccination of 141 million children against polio in Africa, where not a single case of wild poliovirus was reported.


Local proffesional  visiting a vulnerable child
  • Supported the registration of almost 16 million births across 58 countries.
  • Reached approximately 3.6 million girls, boys and women in 59 countries with risk mitigation or direct support services addressing gender based violence.
  • Helped identify and register 141,000 unaccompanied and separated children in 40 countries.