Relief Starts with U | UNICEF USA

Every day, UNICEF workers brave war zones, treacherous terrain, disasters and disease to make the world safe for kids. Last year, UNICEF was there for the children affected by nearly 300 humanitarian emergencies.

Kids need UNICEF now more than ever:

  • War, conflict, persecution and poverty have uprooted nearly 69 million people
  • Children face a vast number of protracted, increasingly complex humanitarian crises. Conflicts can disrupt immunization campaigns that protect children from disease. Last year, 20 million children worldwide – more than 1 in 10 – missed out on lifesaving vaccines that keep them and the world safe
  • Typhoons, cyclones and floods and a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have heightened the risks extreme weather pose to children
  • More countries are embroiled in violent unrest than at any other time in the past 30 years, with around 420 million children — one in five — living in an area affected by conflict
  • Four years of conflict in Yemen have had a devastating impact on the nation's 12.3 million children. Every 10 minutes a child dies of preventable diseases, and 360,000 children under 5 suffer from severe acute malnutrition
  • Nearly 500,000 Rohingya refugee children who fled genocide in Myanmar for Bangladesh require humanitarian relief

“Even though I’m just a warehouse assistant, I am really proud to work for UNICEF,” says UNICEF Supply Division’s Luca Baldi. It’s thanks to dedicated people like Baldi that UNICEF can ship supplies anywhere in the world in less than 72 hours.

How many children will you help today?
$26 will buy blankets to keep four children warm this winter.

Why donate to UNICEF? It’s a smart way to make your money go further for children:

  • UNICEF has contacts: UNICEF works in more than 190 countries, more than any other children’s organization
  • UNICEF acts quickly: Thanks to UNICEF’s emergency response systems and global supply chain, help can reach children in an emergency — anywhere in the world — within 48 to 72 hours
  • UNICEF gets results: Last year, as measles surged across continents, UNICEF helped vaccinate 19.6 million children against the life-threatening disease
  • UNICEF makes sure kids can be kids: When natural disasters or conflicts disrupt children’s lives, kids need to get back to school as quickly as possible. Last year UNICEF helped 6.9 million children learn
  • UNICEF gives families the help they need: UNICEF delivered $184 million in cash transfers — to help families feed their children, get them to school, heat their homes — reaching 2.4 million households and 7.1 million children
  • UNICEF employs proven strategies for helping children in emergencies heal: Thanks to UNICEF programs and Child-Friendly Spaces, where children can rest, play and learn, 3.6 million girls and boys received counseling and emotional support


Meet the UNICEF workers helping kids around the world

We won't stop until we bring good health to every child
We won't stop until every child has clean water
We won't stop until we help every child learn
We won't stop until we reach every child in crisis
We won't stop until we treat every malnourished child
We won't stop until we protect every child
We won't stop until every child has a voice

UNICEF: saving and changing lives

Meet Rashed. He is one of more than 910,000 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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