George Harrison Fund for UNICEF

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The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF is a joint undertaking between the Harrison family and UNICEF USA to support UNICEF programs that provide lifesaving assistance to children, including health, education, nutrition and emergency relief.

While forever linked with Bangladesh, the Fund today supports UNICEF programs around the world. Over nearly half a century, the fund has helped children in countries like Angola, Romania, India, Haiti and Brazil.

The Concerts for Bangladesh

In 1971 Ravi Shankar asked his friend George Harrison to help his country, which was suffering from the effects of floods, famine and civil war. The resulting Concert for Bangladesh was the first major music benefit concert for a humanitarian cause, raising much needed funding and awareness for UNICEF in Bangladesh.

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UNICEF USA hosted its premier streaming event, UNICEF WON’T STOP, on Saturday, May 9th at 8:00 pm ET. UNICEF WON’T STOP featured musical performances and special appearances, and highlighted UNICEF’s COVID-19 response, frontline workers, health experts and the children UNICEF serves. The free broadcast can be found at in its entirety.

UNICEF’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is focused on providing critical supplies to health facilities, preventing the spread of new infection, ensuring the continuity of education and analyzing data to inform where and how to best deploy resources. To ensure that all four areas of focus are being prioritized, UNICEF has released an appeal for $651.6 million. For more information on UNICEF's response to COVID-19, visit

UNICEF George Harrison Fund (GHFU) Campus Challenge

Join UNICEF Campus Clubs (high school and college) to host fundraisers and events in support of UNICEF USA as part of the Clubs Challenge. The top three fundraising UNICEF clubs will receive an award and a special opportunity on behalf of UNICEF USA! This challenge is running through August 1, 2020. Funds raised and submitted by student members of a UNICEF will be matched up to $100,000 by the George Harrison Fund.