UNITE FOR UNICEF: ANNUAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS
UNICEF is the global leader in providing children an opportunity for a childhood and a chance to live up to their full potential.
- Since 1990, UNICEF’s work has helped reduce by 57 percent the number of children under age 5 who die from preventable causes.
- Today, UNICEF vaccinates nearly half the world’s children, saving 3 million lives every year.
- And no one knows more about emergencies than UNICEF: in 2017, UNICEF responded to 337, both natural and manmade.
During Fiscal Year 2018, UNICEF USA achieved many milestones.
- In response to changing U.S. policies, UNICEF USA increased its advocacy for child migrants and refugees from Latin America, calling for support for “Dreamers” and urging an immediate end to the policy of indefinitely detaining children and separating them from their families.
- Invited by state and local authorities, UNICEF USA helped provide emergency assistance after two catastrophic hurricanes — Harvey in Houston and Maria in Puerto Rico — our first domestic response since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
- UNICEF USA launched a high-profile social media campaign called #HerToo to empower the millions of women and girls who survived violence and discrimination but weren’t able to share their own stories. Supporters sent approximately 76,000 letters to U.S. Senators in support of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017, which became law in April 2018.
- Most heartening of all, since our founding in 1947, our supporters’ generosity has enabled us to raise a cumulative total of $7.7 billion in donations and gifts-in-kind, including $598 million in Fiscal Year 2018, a record-setting achievement.
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NOTE: UNICEF USA's 2018 Annual Report highlights our work — and financial results — for Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018).