Fast facts

1.3 million

Children still grow up separated from their families in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Quote of the month

Children with disabilities are the most vulnerable in society. While this region has developed good global practices and has undertaken significant child welfare reforms, we now need to accelerate the process of inclusion of children with disability in society.

Marie- Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Regional Director for CEECIS

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Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) is a global network of organisations sharing their experiences of information on children’s rights.
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