UNICEF IN ASSAM


OVERVIEW

Assam is popularly known as the Gateway to the North-East, the region made up by India’s

UNICEF IN ACTION

UNICEF interventions in Assam focus on strengthening implementation of central and stat

FAST FACTS

Population:  31.2 million

Child Sex Ratio:  957

Language:  Assamese

Literacy Rate:  73.18

IMR:  54

MMR:  54

#SwachhHeroes Mukul Molia #Assam

Kudos to Mr. Mukul Molia who helped change sanitation habits in Sivasagar district, Assam. Watch the video to know how this village Sarpanch became an inspiration to his villagers.

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Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra inspires teenage girls to aim high...

Bollywood Actress, International Recording Artist and UNICEF India Ambassador Priyanka Chopra met with young women in Chandrapur, India, to mark International Youth Day[1] and to witness how their lives are being transformed through the Building Young Futures programme, which is run in partnership w

Giving Children A New Start To Their Lives

Giving Children A New Start To Their Lives

In this quiet village of Bhuja in southern Rajasthan, 14 year old Payal and her younger brother managed to stay back in school despite several pressures to get engaged in child labour following their father’s untimely death. The children suddenly learnt they had to earn wages to manage their family.

 Shakira

UNICEF Ambassador Shakira strikes a chord with girls from Udaipur

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira met with a group of adolescent girls from Udaipur in Rajasthan. For Shakira, it was inspiring to hear the girls’ stories. “It is very special to spend time with these girls, internalize their challenges, their efforts to get an education and to make a better life f

stunting, odisha

Stunting In Tribal Children Ag

Odisha is home to 9.2 per cent of India’s tribal population (9.6 million of 104 million). It is highly significant in the tribal map of India in that it is home to the largest number (n=62) of tribal groups in India, including 13 particularly vulnerable tribal groups. Tribal people constitute almost a quarter (24 per cent) of the total Odisha population [MTA, 2016]. There was a 2.5 per cent annual decline in child stunting among Odisha’s tribal children between 2006 and 2014 (57 per cent to 46 per cent, respectively), compared to the state average of 2 per cent (45 per cen

tribal malnutrition

Forest Lanterns

Forest Lanterns is a collection of invited essays on forty-six solutions from solution seekers working on the ground, for improving the nutrition of tribal children from nine states (Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and Telangana) in India. The essays have been derived from presentations (audio-transcribed) made by the authors during the two-day National Conclave on ‘Nourishing India’s TribalChildren’ from 15–16 January 2015 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Other contributions were invited after the conclave.

child marraige

Child Marriage

India has the largest number of child brides in the world — one third of the global total.1 Yet, recent data indicates thatin the last decade there has been a significant decline in the prevalence of child marriage from 47 per cent to 27 per cent of the proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married before age 18 from 2005/2006 to 2015/2016.2 Child marriage among young men and boys has also seen a positive change.

 
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Contact us

UNICEF State Office for Assam,
House no: 27, Basisthapur
Bylan No.3, Adjacent to Regional Passport office
Beltola, Guwahati–781028
Tel: +91 11 0361-2235151/53
Fax: +91 11 0361 - 2235161
Email: guwahati@unicef.org
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