Emergency and Disaster Relief
UNICEF leads in times of emergency
Founded in 1946 to help children suffering in the aftermath of World War II, UNICEF provides children and families with the support they need whenever disaster strikes.
In 2012, UNICEF provided humanitarian relief to people who have been affected by 286 emergencies—from civil conflicts to earthquakes—in 79 countries. Read more about how UNICEF works in emergencies. »