2020 tested children to their limits. COVID-19 brought misery and fear. Hunger and disease threatened the smallest and weakest, while bullets and bombs brought terror and pain to many.
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, Lebanon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Brazil, Venezuela, Rwanda, South Sudan, India, Myanmar and Bangladesh in 2020.
With a new year upon us, we still need your support to ensure ALL children are protected from COVID-19, violence, hunger and disease.
Your donations have helped children in emergencies right around the world and back again, but we still need your support.
Protect Children Like Shawqi
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.
In 2020, with your help, we screened more than 2 million children under five for malnutrition. 154,891 of those children had severe acute malnutrition and were admitted to a therapeutic care, saving their lives
One-year-old Shawqi nearly died from hunger, he was so weak and sick because of severe acute malnutrition.
It was only thanks to his mother’s quick thinking and the amazing efforts of the staff at the nutrition clinic, you help to support, that Shawqi pulled through