Earthquake Disaster Relief

A boy draws in a UNICEF-supported, child-friendly space after the Ecuador earthquake
A boy draws in a UNICEF-supported, child-friendly space after the Ecuador earthquake
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UNICEF responds to emergencies around the globe and has provided critical aid to victims of recent earthquakes in Ecuador, Nepal, Haiti, the Philippines and Japan.

With more than 12,000 staff worldwide, 350 global warehouses, strategic transit hubs in Copenhagen, Dubai, Panama and Shanghai and a 24/7 emergency operations center in New York, UNICEF stands ready to provide both immediate and long-term necessities — food, water, shelter, protection, healthcare and psycho-social support — whenever an earthquake srikes.

UNICEF also works to reunite children with family and provides care for those who are orphaned.

Learn more — in a report entitled, "Nepal Earthquakes, One Year Later: Moving On" — about how UNICEF responds to the needs of children after natural disasters. 

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