Where we work

Explore our presence and progress across the region where we are working to protect the rights of every child.

Map of South Asia

Improving Knowledge, Accelerating Results

UNICEF's Regional Office for South Asia works with all eight Country Offices to help design, deliver and demonstrate results for children in the region.

Afghanistan map

Since 1949, UNICEF has promoted the rights of children and women throughout Afghanistan and worked to bring basic services, including education, health, water and sanitation to those who are most in need.  

Map of Bangladesh

Since 1942, UNICEF has been working to ensure the survival and development of Bangladeshi children, with a specific focus on the poorest and most vulnerable, to achieve global and national targets for child rights. 

Map of Bhutan

Since 1974, UNICEF has expanded its support to the government and its partners to improve the lives of children, youth, and women in Bhutan -- with a strong focus on equity and inclusion. 

Map of India

Building on over 60 years of collaboration, UNICEF works with the Government of India to ensure that each child born in India gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential. 

Map of Maldives

UNICEF works with the government and civil society groups to protect the well-being and safety of all children in the country, with a focus on their survival, development, protection, and participation in the society.     

Map of Nepal

With more than four decades of work in Nepal, UNICEF continues to ensure the survival, development, protection, and participation of children, adolescents, and women in the country. 

Map of Pakistan

Ever since 1948, UNICEF works with the government, development partners, and communities so that the best support can be given to millions of vulnerable children and women in Pakistan.

Map of Sri Lanka

Since the early 1950s, UNICEF’s assistance in Sri Lanka has been focused on emergency humanitarian relief to ensuring that the rights of all children, especially poor and vulnerable children, are not forgotten.