About Us

From UNICEF’s West and Central Africa Regional Office, based in Dakar (Senegal) more than 150 staff, specialists and advisors support the work of our 24 country offices through a range of services

Sulaiman Samura with three of his children, from left, Fatmata, 10 years old, Kabba, 7 years old and Jonathan, 5 years old in the the suburb of Hilltop, Freetown, Sierra Leone on May 30, 2017.

We work to end preventable child deaths; promote child growth and development; improve children’s learning outcomes; empower and protect adolescents; and build resilience and social inclusion.

To achieve results for children, we work in close partnership with governments, academic institutions; civil society organizations, the private sector; communities and children.


Unicef's Chief of communication, Sophie Chavanel is playing with children outside the school in the village of Kako in the South West of Côte d'Ivoire.
Sophie Chavanel, responsable de la communication de l'Unicef, joue avec des enfants devant l'école du village de Kako, dans le sud-ouest de la Côte d'Ivoire.
On 19 November 2015 in Rounga Hardo Oro in Maradi District, Issa Souleymane Madougou (in UNICEF t-shirt) from the Direction régionale de la population, de la promotion de la femme et de la protection de l’enfant de Maradi talks with the father (Abdou Garba, 55) of Habsatou (in red plaid).
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Le 19 novembre 2015 à Rounga Hardo Oro dans le district de Maradi, Issa Souleymane Madougou (en t-shirt de l'UNICEF) de la direction régionale de la population, de la promotion de la femme et de la protection de l'enfant de Maradi s'entretient avec le père (Abdou Garba, 55 ans) de Habsatou (en plaid rouge).
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom (centre) stands with students following their classes at a temporary learning space at a camp for internally displaced people in Ngagam, near Diffa, Niger, Friday 17 February 2017.
L'ambassadeur de bonne volonté de l'UNICEF, Orlando Bloom (au centre), se tient debout parmi des étudiants qui suivent leurs cours dans un espace d'apprentissage temporaire au camp pour personnes déplacées de Ngagam, près de Diffa, au Niger, le vendredi 17 février 2017.
On 26 May, (standing), a teacher with his arms outstretched leads children in an activity at an informal learning centre in a UNICEF-supported safe space in the Dalori camp for internally displaced people, in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri in Borno State.
Le 26 mai, un enseignant aux bras tendus (debout), dirige des enfants au cours d’une activité dans un centre d'apprentissage informel d’un espace sécurisé soutenu par l'UNICEF dans le camp de Dalori pour personnes déplacées, dans la ville de Maiduguri au nord-est de l’Etat de Borno.

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