Malnourished children can't wait!

You can buy a meal whenever you're hungry, but many children can't. 
Millions of children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition.


Globally, over 1 million children under five die every year due to severe acute malnutrition. To save children suffering from extreme hunger,

UNICEF distributes ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), a highly-nutritious peanut paste that can save a child’s life in 6 weeks.

Lives are in your hands.

The combined effects of conflict in recent years - including the war in Ukraine & Gaza, climate-induced drought and environmental degradation, and the COVID-19 pandemic have worsened the global child nutrition crisis at an unprecedented speed.

  • Globally, 1 in 5 deaths among children under the age of 5 is attributed to severe wasting.
  • In Yemen, the nutrition crisis affects nearly  2.2 million children. 
  • In Gaza,  1 in 6 children under age 2 — 15.6 percent — are acutely malnourished.
  • In Malaysia, 1 in 5 children under the age of five is too short for his or her age due to the lack of proper nutrition.

Every 60 seconds, conflict pushes a child into starvation. 🚨

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Help Save Lives with RUTF

With RM60 per month, YOU save 25 children per month. RUTF is the abbreviation for “ready-to-use therapeutic food”, a life-saving essential supply item that treats severe wasting in children under 5 years old. Over 90% of children treated for severe acute malnutrition in UNICEF-supported nutrition centres recover.

How does RUTF work? It is made from powdered milk, peanuts, butter, vegetable oil, sugar, and a mix of vitamins and minerals. One RUTF sachet combines 500 calories and micronutrients. It can help an acutely malnourished child to regain strenth in about 6 weeks with just three packs a day.


By becoming a Monthly Donor, you’ll help us achieve our mandate and ensure that no child goes without food, clean water, medicine, education or warm clothing.

Your monthly support will ensure children get the help they need when they need it most. You will help equip our teams so they they can respond quickly and efficiently when disaster strikes to ensure children are safe and protected.


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UNICEF is active in more than 190 countries and territories. We can take successful approaches from one place in the world and adapt them to meet challenges elsewhere, helping drive results for children and young people at a global scale.
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As one of the world’s largest buyers of lifesaving supplies such as vaccines and mosquito nets, UNICEF has unique leverage to negotiate the lowest prices. Buying big and being transparent enables us to shape markets, cut costs and increase efficiency – and, most importantly, save more lives.
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Our innovation team uses new technologies and innovates new products to help us reach the hardest-to-reach children and communities and to achieve better results for children.
Frequently Asked Questions

You can securely make a one-time or/and monthly donation online on our website on the Donate Now button.

Your contribution may be of any amount with no limitations. No donation is too small, and any donation can help save children's lives.

In order to contribute to a fundamental change in the lives of vulnerable children, the longer you choose to get involved, the more powerful your donation will be. A child’s life can improve with your long-term, constant support. By donating, you become an active part of the solution and of the change process.

UNICEF asks for monthly contributions to help us provide sustainable long-term solutions to help children in around the world.

A monthly gift is a recurring gift amount that you choose to send each month, and it is even more impactful because you're helping children every single day.

Your monthly gift will also enable us to plan effectively in our upcoming work, reduce costs and most importantly, reach even more children in need. We couldn't continue our efforts without the support and generosity of monthly donors, and we hope you'll consider joining the UNICEF family.

Don't hesitate to contact our Donor Love Helpdesk Team at:
Tel: 1300 30 0010 (Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm)

We are happy to assist you!