The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) work in Sri Lanka began in the early 1950s and the first UNICEF country office was established in 1973.
Early work included supporting basic services in health, education, social welfare and water/sanitation.
During the tsunami and the conflict, assistance was focused on emergency humanitarian relief.
As Sri Lanka transitions to recovery and development, UNICEF’s focus too, has shifted to supporting policy and good practice to ensure that the rights of all children and, especially the most vulnerable who are at risk of abuse, neglect and exploitation, are not forgotten.
UNICEF, currently supports national policy development, capacity building, research and, pilot projects that showcase model or innovative approaches that advance the rights of children.
In over 70 years UNICEF has helped to save more children's lives globally than any other humanitarian organization, including 90 million since 1990.
At UNICEF we believe that every child, whoever she is, wherever he lives, deserves a childhood, a fair chance and a future.
That's why UNICEF is there for each and every child, working day in day out, in Sri Lanka, and over 190 countries and territories.
We reach the most vulnerable, the furthest from help and the most excluded. And we never give up.
We could not do any of this without your support!
UNICEF's work is entirely funded through voluntary support, corporate partnership and Individual donations.
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UNICEF, for every child in Sri Lanka