Everything that UNICEF does is to help children survive and thrive until adulthood. Today, over nine million children still die needlessly every year. We believe that every child has the right to survive, and we will continue our work until no child dies from a preventable cause such as measles or unclean water.
UNICEF is on the ground
Every moment of every day, UNICEF is on the ground providing lifesaving help for children in need. We provide families with clean water and sanitation, we vaccinate against childhood illness, and we help protect children against malaria. We provide nourishment to fight malnutrition, and we care for children affected by AIDS. We protect children from abuse, and we give them an education. We are here to make sure that all children lead a healthy, humane, and dignified life.
Sixty years of results
UNICEF has been helping children for over 60 years and has saved more children’s lives than any other organisation in the world. We have the history and the experience to overcome obstacles like politics and poverty—even war—which can stand in the way of helping a child survive. While we could never do it alone, we are often the ones who reach children in need after everyone else has given up.
We invite you to join us in our efforts to save the world’s children.