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Functions Of UNICEF In Nigeria


The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations (UN) program headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

UNICEF Nigeria plays the following role in the country:

UNICEF supports efforts to ensure that children survive, grow and realise their full potential and specifically aims to reduce maternal, neonatal, infant and under-five morbidity, mortality.

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UNICEF aims to increase sustainable access to and use of improved water sources, sanitation facilities and hygiene practices in communities, schools and institutions.

The UNICEF nutrition programme supports action focused on the first 1,000 days of life in areas with the highest levels of wasting and stunting.

UNICEF focuses on the elimination of mother-to-child transmission, care and treatment of children living with HIV, and support for HIV prevention among adolescents.

UNICEF supports government efforts to provide equitable access to quality basic education in Nigeria, where over 10.5 million children are out of school.

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UNICEF supports efforts to strengthen child protection systems to prevent and respond to exploitation, abuse and violence, and ensure access to quality care, protection and support services.

UNICEF supports efforts to strengthen safety nets, research on the situation of women and children, and communication for development.

UNICEF focuses on protecting children and their rights, in emergencies, children are especially vulnerable to disease, malnutrition and violence.

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