How UNICEF Works in Emergencies
With more than 11,000 staff worldwide; 350 warehouses globally; 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 and physical as well as mental health care—whenever a crisis arises.
UNICEF also works to reunite children with family and provides care for those who are orphaned.
Providing Relief to Children in Emergencies
UNICEF is the world leader in providing humanitarian relief for children and their families. Among the crises that UNICEF is currently responding to are:
- the devastating earthquake that struck Ecuador
- sectarian violence and massive displacements of children and families in northern Iraq
- intensifying conflict in the Central African Republic
- the civil war, refugee crisis and polio outbreak in Syria
- humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
- the nutrition crisis in the Sahel and Mali's complex emergency
- a deadly earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
- malnutrition and displacement in Somalia
- cholera and recruitment of child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- one of the worst droughts in 30 years in Angola and Namibia