Emergency Fund

Children's Emergency Fund  

UNICEF was set up over 75 years ago to support children after World War II. We’re hardwired to protect children during crises. UNICEF‘s Children’s Emergency Fund means we can help whenever and wherever needed, even when an emergency has not made the news. We are there before, during, and after emergencies helping communities to recover quickly and build resilience to future emergencies.

UNICEF Ireland’s Children’s Emergency Fund is a unique resource that enables our teams on the ground to respond immediately to the urgent needs of children – wherever and whenever disaster strikes. The support provided through this fund can be the difference between life and death, whilst providing a much-needed sense of stability in the lives of children affected by emergencies. And the flexible nature of the fund enables UNICEF to direct support to where it is most needed.

Ready to support children in conflict and disaster

What enables UNICEF’s presence for children in emergencies is our global procurement and distribution network. We operate the largest humanitarian warehouse in the world so we can:

  • Respond within 48 hours with life-saving supplies and healthcare.
  • Protect children from conflict and its long-term impacts.
  • Help children physically and psychologically.

We are supporting children in conflict across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

And we respond to disasters, such as the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye-Syria and flooding in Libya.





How can you support?

Whenever and wherever emergencies strike, UNICEF puts children first. Help us to be there for children. Every donation brings us one step closer to helping children survive. 


For businesses looking to support contact Owen Buckley, Head of Corporate Partnerships; or 087 096 7744


If you, or your family office would like to provide support please contact Donna Marie O’Donovan, Head of Philanthropy

You can send your donation by post to


UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.

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