Emergency and Disaster Relief

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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. 

Each year, UNICEF responds to more than 300 humanitarian situations — from conflicts to natural disasters. Read more about how UNICEF works in emergencies. »

Fast Fact

Natural Disasters

UNICEF is there when disaster strikes.

Children in Conflict

UNICEF is on the ground for children even during conflict.

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