The COVID-19 crisis is a child rights crisis. The costs of the pandemic for children are immediate and, if unaddressed, may persist throughout their lives.


Without immediate funding and key lifesaving interventions, an additional 1,600* children could die in India everyday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weaken health systems and disrupt routine services.



Together we can Reimagine a better world, for every child.

UNICEF is able to do the work we do because of our donors.

With your support we work across India to save children’s lives, help them fulfill their potential and defend their rights.

Reimagine Healthcare...

Support the provision of continued access to essential health and nutrition services for woman, children and vulnerable communities.

UNICEF continues to support the health sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic including providing sustained support to improve quality, safety, and effectiveness care in special newborn care units (SNCU's) across the country.

Reimagine Nutrition...

UNICEF is working with the Government with the objective to identify and treat children with acute malnutrition. With the COVID-19 pandemic we need to look at news way to ensure children receive the nutrition they need. 

Receiving the right nutrition in the early stages of life are key to ensuring a child grows up healthy and is able to get the right start in life. UNICEF is continuously working to pilot and look for new ways to ensure every child in India gets the nutrition they need. 

Reimagine Immunization...

UNICF continues implementing an innovative RCCE "community engagement" partnership with CSO's, currently reaching nearly 750,000 people through it's 600 Communication Information Digital Resource Centres in 16 states.

We have adapted our work to ensure children continue to receive life saving vaccinations. 



UNICEF continues to adapt and work hard to help ensure that every child in India grows up healthy during these challenging times. COVID-19 is impacting and changing the way we work on the ground here in India everyday across our work in Child Survival, Health, Nutrition, Education, and Child Protection. 

Your ongoing support will help ensure that every child survives and thrives in every situation. 

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* A Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study published in the Lancet Global Health journal a few months ago modelled early estimates of the indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and child mortality in low-income and middle-income countries. The study projected that in a worst case scenario of sever service disruption, over 6,000 children could die a day due to COVID-19 related secondary impacts. Over 1600 of those children are in India.