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UNICEF is a United Nations institution that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
Most of UNICEF's work is in the field, with staff in over 190 countries and territories.
Nigeria is Africa’s wealthiest, most populous nation, and its fastest-growing economy. But despite that more than half of the population lives below the poverty line? DW spoke to UNICEF Nutrition Manager Sangita Jacob Duggal about the reasons.
"Women and children have nowhere else to go in Afghanistan," UNICEF's Mustapha Ben Messaoud told DW. "If we don't put a stop to the violence, then they will have no other option but to make their way to Pakistan, Iran and elsewhere."
In Niger, jihadist attacks in its southern and western regions have forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. Children are among those bearing the brunt of insecurity. DW's Fred Muvunyi traveled with UNICEF to a camp for displaced people.