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UNICEF USA has worked with Google Inc. in multiple capacities since 2005, when Google designated UNICEF USA as a recipient of its workplace giving and matching gift program.

Since then, the relationship with Google and Google.org has evolved to include strategic grants and collaborations to develop solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges, including a $4M grant to purchase and distribute polio vaccines (2010) and a $1M commitment and team of technical Googlers to support UNICEF’s Zika virus response (2016) and a nearly $1.5M committment from YouTube to support UNICEF's COVID-19 response globally (2020).

Emergency Response

During times of crisis, Google provides critical support for UNICEF’s response and recovery efforts through Google.org and workplace giving campaigns.

Google has supported UNICEF’s response and recovery efforts in Nepal, Brazil, and Colombia, and most recently, in Mexico and the Caribbean. Read more about Google's support following Hurricanes Irma and Maria: When Hurricanes Hit, UNICEF and Google Joined Forces to Help

COVID-19 Relief Support

Since the start of the global pandemic, YouTube has generously gifted nearly $1.5M in funds to support UNICEF’s COVID-19 relief efforts globally through one-time grants provided throughout the year. The donations have supported UNICEF’s Global COVID-19 response, COVID-19 efforts in multiple countries, including Indonesia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Argentina, and Mexico, as well as mental health programs being implemented within the context of COVID-19.

Reaching Every Child with Immunizations

Since 2015, Google employees have participated in an annual Flu Shot Campaign with UNICEF, which has raised over $600,000 for UNICEF’s immunization program around the world. For each flu shot, Googlers were asked to donate between $25-30, matched by Google.org, to support routine immunizations for children. 

Leveraging Google's Data, Analytics and Industry Experts

In 2016, Google.org announced a $1 million donation to UNICEF to fight the spread of the Zika virus. Technical Google volunteers worked with UNICEF to build a platform that can map and anticipate outbreaks of the virus, as well as to develop technology that is applicable both to Zika now and other health emergencies in the future.

With the support of Google.org, UNICEF reached millions of people with critical information on staying safe. Click here to learn more: UNICEF Teams up with Google to Fight Zika

Google engineers work with UNICEF to analyze data in an effort to map and anticipate the spread of the Zika virus, linked to birth defects among children in Brazil.

 

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