Fast facts

50-100% higher

Mortality of children under five in families in the poorest wealth quintile, compared to the richest.

Quote of the month

We support the continuum of care: everything from trying to support vulnerable families so they don’t have to relinquish their children; to permanent foster care; to having a child with his or her extended family on a permanent basis.

Susan Bissel, UNICEF Chief of Child Protection

Get involved

If you would like to help young people like yourselves enjoy better lives, then there are lots of projects run by UNICEF in Uzbekistan that you can get involved in. You could make a presentation about the ‘Rights of the Child’ in your class, you could attend one of the many UNICEF-supported events held throughout Uzbekistan, or you could learn some healthy hygiene practices (like the right way to wash your hands) and teach your younger brother or sister to do the same.

If you are older you could also become a youth volunteer in your community, educating peers and adults about the rights of the child, and the support children need. You could also apply to take part in the national Youth Generation Council, and make sure that your thoughts and opinions about important national topics are heard.

At UNICEF in Uzbekistan we work to ensure that children and teenagers can participate in our projects and initiatives, by contributing ideas during planning, by helping us to make vital decisions, and by giving feedback and suggestions about how we can do a better job. Because the work we do is designed to help improve the lives of children and teenagers, it is important that we understand their needs and requirements.