Change Children’s Lives. Save Children’s Lives.

November 7, 2016

More than 8 million Syrian children in need of immediate aid. Mothers and children fleeing brutal violence in Myanmar. Famine in East Africa. Cholera and severe malnutrition in Yemen. Kids in Mexico and the Caribbean struggling to recover from natural disasters.

It can seem hopeless, but it’s not.

We can give these children the water and food they need. We can protect them. We can provide them with health care and education. We can create the future they deserve. We can give them hope.

Helping Syrian children enduring a sixth year of brutal war

Helping Syrian children enduring a sixth year of brutal war: UNICEF continues to provide access to clean drinking water supplies across Syria benefiting over 14 million people.

Responding to Haitian children affected by Hurricane Matthew

Responding to Haitian children affected by Hurricane Matthew: UNICEF is working with partners to vaccinate more than 800,000 people against cholera, one of the chief threats to children’s health in the aftermath of the terrible storm. © UNICEF/UN035877/LeMoyne

Helping Nigerian children threatened by Boko Haram

Helping Nigerian children threatened by Boko Haram: Girls at a temporary learning space in Nigeria are ready to learn with new uniforms and backpacks provided by UNICEF.

Last year, UNICEF achieved the following:

  • Immunized 45% of the world’s children against deadly diseases
  • Provided clean, safe drinking water to 39 million people
  • Responded to a record 344 emergencies
  • Helped over 15 million children gain access to education 

Overall, UNICEF's programs have helped reduce the number of child deaths by more than 50 percent since 1990.

Changing lives. Saving lives. This is hope.

UNICEF takes proven, low-cost methods that save children’s lives and makes them available regardless of income, ethnicity or location.

When you support UNICEF, you give mothers and children hope for the future. And your money goes to help the children who need help most.

89% of every dollar UNICEF USA spends goes directly to programs that help kids survive and thrive.


Top photo: Asha Hussin holds her three-month-old baby Wakeeb at a UNICEF-supported health clinic in Al-Riyad Camp for displaced people, on the outskirts of El-Geneina, capital of West Darfur State. © UNICEF/UNI46111/Cranston.