Children of Gaza Crisis Appeal

The Gaza Strip is the most dangerous place in the world to be a child.

Violence has taken a horrendous toll on the lives of children living in Gaza. Thousands of children have been killed and injured.

Children and families are running out of food, water, electricity, medicine and safe access to hospitals, following days air strikes and cuts to all supply routes.

UNICEF is on the ground in Gaza working with partners to provide urgently required food, support, shelter, healthcare, sanitation, and protection to children under siege in Gaza.

Donate now to send vital aid to Gaza and the wider state of Palestine.

UNICEF puts children first in emergencies.

UNICEF is calling for the immediate cessation of hostilities, and for all parties to unconditionally protect children from harm and afford them the special protection to which they are entitled, in accordance with their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law. No place is safe for children while fighting continues.

The impact of your support is substantial, ongoing, and crucial. To learn more about this impact, you can access the UNICEF May update which includes key results and stories from the field. Gaza Crisis Appeal_May 2024_Update

Displaced children in Rafah receive warm clothing from UNICEF, thanks to support from the European Union Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), 28 January 2024 Photographer: Iyad Al Baba



Children are getting their middle-upper-arm-circumference (MUAC) measured as part of their malnutrition screening at a UNICEF-supported pediatrician clinic tent in Rafah city, south of the Gaza Strip.

UNICEF is calling for:

  • An immediate and long-lasting humanitarian ceasefire.
  • Safe and unrestricted humanitarian access to and within the Gaza Strip to reach affected populations wherever they are, including in the north.
  • All access crossings must be opened including to sufficient fuel, materials needed to run and rehabilitate essential infrastructure and commercial supplies. Safe movement for humanitarian workers and supplies across the Gaza Strip must be guaranteed and reliable telecommunications networks made available to coordinate response efforts. 
  • The immediate, safe and unconditional release of all abducted children, and an end to any grave violations against all children, including killing and maiming children. 
  • Respect and protection for civilian infrastructure such as shelters and schools, and health, electric, water, sanitation and telecommunications facilities, to prevent loss of civilian and children’s lives, outbreaks of diseases, and to provide care to the sick and wounded. All parties to the conflict must respect international humanitarian law. 
  • Urgent medical cases in Gaza to be able to safely access critical health services or be allowed to leave, and for injured or sick children evacuated to be accompanied by family members. 
  • UNICEF continues to press world leaders on every occasion for an end to the violence and humanitarian access to the whole of Gaza

How can you or your company 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;


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

You can make a donation by phone. You can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30.

You can send your donation by post to:


UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.


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Employee Matched Giving

Your company can offer to match the fundraising efforts of your employees. Ask your HR department if your company has a matched giving scheme and find out how to apply.

UNICEF Global Giving Page

If your company has employees across multiple countries, giving in multiple currencies, our emergency team can set up a bespoke giving page for your company. To learn more contact Áine McKeown, Business Development Officer:

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