2019 tested children to their limits.  Freezing temperatures, cyclones and floods brought misery and despair. Hunger and disease threatened the smallest and weakest. Bullets and bombs brought terror and pain.

Throughout all of this, you were there, helping children in emergencies survive. By working together with UNICEF, your donations have helped children in Syria, Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Brazil, Venezuela, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, India, Myanmar and Bangladesh in 2019.

With a new decade upon us, we still need your support to ensure ALL children are protected from violence, free from malnutrition, vaccinated and educated.

Your donations have helped children in emergencies right around the world and back again, but we still need your support.

Protect Children Like Salem

Conflict in Yemen escalated in 2015, causing what is now the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The situation remains desperate with 1 in 3 children at immediate risk of acute malnutrition.

When seven-month-old Salem’s parents had to flee their home because of the war, they couldn’t afford to feed their four children.

They had to leave everything behind and ended up living in a single room trying to survive on the meagre wages Salem’s father Mohammed managed to bring home each day.

Salem, his sister Sarah (4) and brother Hadeel (2) were all screened at a mobile health clinic funded by donations like yours.

The children were suffering from malnutrition, but thanks to you, they were immediately given treatment and supplies of emergency food.

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Rahma and her husband Mohammed live with their four children Paris, Sara, Hadeel and Salim in difficult living conditions, without enough food or medicine to survive. © UNICEF/UN0291541/Fuad

Why Your Donations Matter

Against all odds, in 2019 alone, our generous donors helped to:

Treat 2.1 million children for Severe Acute Malnutrition

Give 32.2 million people access to safe drinking water

Vaccinate 28.9 million children against measles

But our work’s not done yet.

Unfortunately, millions of more children are living in emergency situations.

Without your support, they’ll face illness without medicine, war without protection and hunger with no relief in sight.

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A little girl drinks clean water thanks to UNICEF pumps. © UNICEF/Afghanistan 2019/Dejongh

How Your Donations Save Lives

€50 could provide 5 children caught up in crisis situations with life-saving emergency food.

€75 could protect 8 children from preventable disease by providing their communities with clean water.

€100 could provide 10 children with enough food and clean water to last for a month.

Please help children struggling to survive by donating now to UNICEF Ireland.

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© UNICEF/Mali 2018/Dicko

Other Ways to Donate

You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00.

You can send your donation by post to


UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.

You can help us reach more children affected by conflict and natural disasters. Please donate today and help us protect children in emergencies.

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for any appeal, your donation will be directed to where the need is greatest.