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UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and regions to ensure that children have access to all their
rights in the light of the "Convention on the Rights of the Child". Besides the development programs
carried out with public, private sector and non-governmental partners, UNICEF's priority is to reach the
most vulnerable children worldwide.

One in four children in the world lives in a country affected by conflict or disasters. Wars and armed
conflict are the main causes of emergencies, while hunger, infectious diseases and disasters related to
climate change also make millions of other children dependent on lifesaving aid.
The COVID-19 crisis affects children the most; The pandemic is driving inequality and poverty around the
world, multiplying the number of people in need of healthcare and humanitarian assistance. Disruptions
in health care, including vaccination, and the increase in malnutrition due to growing poverty can
particularly affect child mortality and health under the age of 5. Ninety percent of children around the
world have been negatively affected by school closures, and more than a third of school-age children did
not have access to remote education.

Around the world and in Turkey, UNICEF works to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, protect
disadvantaged children and their families and trying to increase access to distance education.
UNICEFF programs in Turkey, in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations
focuses on increasing access to quality inclusive education, strengthening social protection mechanisms
to protect children from all kinds of abuse and increasing the participation of children.

Nearly half of UNICEF work is supported by voluntary donations from the private sector and
individuals, and the remainder by funds from governments and intergovernmental organizations.