Relief Starts with U | UNICEF USA

UNICEF was there for the children affected by the 337 humanitarian emergencies — from conflicts to natural disasters — last year.
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  • Children face an unprecedented number of humanitarian emergencies today, from deadly natural disasters like October’s earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia to measles outbreaks in Libya to war in Syria, South Sudan and Yemen
  • 392,580 Rohingya children who fled genocide in Myanmar since August 2017 require humanitarian assistance in the refugee camps of Bangladesh
  • Some 350 million children live in countries affected by conflict and crisis
  • In Yemen, which has been devastated by three years of conflict, 1.8 million children suffer from malnutrition and the lives of 400,000 children under age 5 are threatened by starvation. Every 10 minutes a child dies of preventable diseases
  • War, conflict, persecution and poverty have uprooted nearly 65 million people

Meet Rashed. He is one of more than 700,000 Rohingya people who fled genocide in Myanmar since August 2017. Today he helps his family make do in the camps of Bangladesh but he has hopes and plans for a brighter future.

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  • UNICEF has contacts: With staff in 157 countries and global headquarters in 6 cities, UNICEF works with top government officials and grassroots community leaders to spring into action when disaster strikes
  • UNICEF acts quickly: UNICEF’s international network, emergency response systems and global supply chain enable it to reach children in an emergency anywhere in the world within 48 to 72 hours
  • UNICEF gets results: Last year, UNICEF helped get health care to 15.2 million women and children in emergencies
  • UNICEF knows what children in emergencies need most: At UNICEF Child-Friendly Spaces children can rest, play, learn and begin to heal from the trauma they’ve experienced. In 2017, 3.5 million girls and boys received emotional support

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