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UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to save the lives of boys and girls, to defend their rights and to help them reach their full potential, from childhood to adolescence. UNICEF works to improve policies and services aimed at protecting all children. We aspire to help them grow up in a safe and inclusive world. UNICEF is convinced that quality education is a right of all boys and girls, both in developing countries and in areas of conflict and crisis. UNICEF works around the world to reduce child poverty and protect boys and girls from its dire consequences. When a crisis hits, UNICEF strives to reach children and families in the hardest-hit regions with vital resources.