Needs are growing
Today more children are in need of humanitarian assistance than at any other time since World War II.
The number of countries experiencing violent conflict is the highest it has been in the last 30 years. More than 400 million children live in areas afflicted by conflict. Many of them are being enslaved, trafficked, abused, and exploited.
The number of weather, climate and water-related disasters has increased by a factor of five over the past 50 years. Approximately 1 billion children, nearly half the world's children, live in countries considered to be high-risk due to extreme climate events.
Yet, children’s chance to survive and thrive in life depends entirely on the nurturing care that they receive in the first 1,000 days of life; the learning and education they receive; and the healthy and safe environment they live in.
We need to support an unprecedent number of children affected by emergencies. Please help now!
Only few emergencies are in the news
UNICEF responded in 153 countries to 483 new or ongoing humanitarian crises in 2021.
One in every 23 people now needs humanitarian assistance. In 2023, a record 339 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection – a significant increase from 274 million people at the beginning of 2022.
Many of these emergencies, man-made or natural disasters, don’t make it to the cover pages, nor into the breaking news. Others attract mediatic attention but are quickly forgotten once the cameras leave the ground.
Millions of children and families are left in dare conditions with no one paying attention to their needs, and stretching the crises over time.
Children in silent and forgotten emergencies have the same urgent needs of those affected by the emergencies that we see in the news. They equally need healthcare, education, and protection.
ALL children deserve a fair chance for a better future. Please don’t forget, donate today!
Help UNICEF reach more children in need
UNICEF is there, every step of the way, from childhood to adolescence, to ensure that children living in the most difficult conditions can receive the support they need to survive, thrive, and develop to their full potential.
How your support helps children
$25,000 is enough to purchase 150 School-in-a-Box Kits to provide vital education supplies for 150 teachers and 6,000 students affected by humanitarian crises.
$250,000 can purchase 75 of UNICEF’s largest high-performance tents, which can serve as temporary schools, clinics or protection centers in an emergency crisis.
$500,000 is enough to purchase over 2200 early childhood development kits to provide activities to encourage the development and social interaction of 110,000 young children (aged 0-6) in emergency settings.
$1,500,000 protect 1 million children against measles and rubella through a vaccination campaign.