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How UNICEF Corporate Partnerships Assist Global Humanitarian Aid

April 7, 2021

UNICEF corporate partners play a crucial role in getting children the lifesaving aid they need whenever and wherever they need it.

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UNICEF partners with United Nations agencies, companies, governmental bodies, UNICEF national committees and civil society organizations to provide vulnerable children all that they need to lead better, safer and healthier lives. UNICEF also provides humanitarian aid when emergencies strike that are beyond the relief capacity of national authorities alone. 

UNICEF USA corporate partner highlights

UNICEF USA’s corporate private-sector partnerships help UNICEF make a difference in the lives of children worldwide. Thanks to their generous support, UNICEF has achieved remarkable results for the world's children. 

Here are just some of the ways a few of UNICEF USA's corporate partners are helping vulnerable children survive and thrive. 

  • American AirlinesSince 1994, American Airlines' charitable partnership With UNICEF USA has done a world of good. Thanks to American Airlines, the participating U.S. airline of UNICEF’s global Change for Good® program, over $140 million has been raised on select international American Airlines flights to support UNICEF’s programs for children. American Airlines employees known as "Champions for Children” dedicate a portion of their shifts to collecting passengers’ spare U.S. and foreign currencies on board. Learn more about how this program helps UNICEF support every child's right to a healthy and happy childhood. 
     
  • GoogleIn 2005, Google chose UNICEF USA as the recipient of its workplace giving and matching gift program. Since then, Google and Google.org have committed an incredible $14 million to support UNICEF’s lifesaving work and help develop solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges.  Google has helped fund UNICEF's global immunization programs through a $4 million grant for polio vaccines' purchase and distribution and run an annual flu campaign. A $1 million commitment and a team of Google technical experts have helped UNICEF protect children from the Zika virus. YouTube's nearly $1.5 million commitment has ensured UNICEF could keep up the fight to protect children from the effects of COVID-19 and end the pandemic. Over the years, Google has also contributed millions of dollars to UNICEF humanitarian aid programs that have helped children and families recover from such natural disasters as hurricanes and earthquakes.

    A midwife in Vietnam conducts a prenatal exam. UNICEF, the Government of Vietnam and Johnson & Johnson are partnering on a national program for early essential newborn care by empowering more than 500 ethnic minority midwives in remote locations to bring improved care to village homes and clinics. Photo courtesy of Johnson & Johnson.

  • Johnson & Johnson, Inc.Johnson & Johnson and UNICEF's 35-year partnership has strengthened health systems worldwide, supporting maternal, newborn and child health and providing emergency relief. With collaborations in 30 countries and territories, J&J and UNICEF give lifesaving assistance to communities in greatest need. J&J and UNICEF empower frontline health workers by helping them get the skills training, resources and digital tools required to advance health for everyone, everywhere.

    Since 2018, this global partnership has also focused on digital health innovations and psychosocial support for health workers. Through this work, we advance health workers' ability to keep themselves and their communities safe while strengthening health systems to bridge the gap in communities where fair access to proper health care is out of reach for vulnerable families and children.
     
  • Prudential FinancialSince 2006, Prudential Financial has been a leading partner for UNICEF USA, providing critical investments in emergency programming, disaster risk reduction, preparedness and peacebuilding. Prudential's support combines impact investments, philanthropic dollars, special event support, workplace giving and employee engagement. A multinational financial services leader, Prudential is dedicated to creating long-term partnerships that strengthen communities by tackling social challenges and solving complex problems. 

    Prudential was the first corporate investor of both UNICEF USA’s Revolving Bridge Fund, an innovative financial tool capable of rushing lifesaving assistance to children worldwide, and the Mercury Fund, a pooled fund for rapid emergency response. Since 2018, Prudential has been a leading partner of the Triple Nexus, working with UNICEF to link humanitarian action, sustained development and peacebuilding. Combining these fields can more effectively prepare for and meet peoples’ needs, mitigate their vulnerability and promote sustainable peace and security. 

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