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 disaster relief whenever emergencies strike. 

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. »

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Natural Disasters

UNICEF is there when disaster strikes.

Children in Conflict

UNICEF is on the ground for children even during conflict.

Infographic: Syria’s Children

Three years of conflict have turned Syria into one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a child.

Infographic: Syria’s Children Under Siege