2022 is the year humanitarian crises threatened the lives of millions of children,the while climate crisis continued to wreak havoc on daily life throughout the world.

Thanks to you, we were there for every one of those crises. We never gave up on children, going every last mile to reach every last child.

By working together with UNICEF, your donations have protected communities against disease and helped children in Afghanistan, Yemen, the Horn of Africa, Pakistan and more.

But we still need your support. Help us reach the most vulnerable children around the globe.

Sending Life-Saving Food to Yemen

More than seven years since the conflict began, Yemen remains one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.

Seventy percent of the total population needs humanitarian assistance, two million children are internally displaced, and nearly 500,000 children are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition. Yet, your kindness is saving lives every single day.

With your help, we are on the ground saving children’s lives. One of the ways we do that is by running nutrition centres, which offer free treatment for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Every day, because of your kindness, these centres save thousands of lives.

yemeni child sits on ground
Aseel, almost 3 years old now, has been malnourished since he was two months old. He underwent treatment against Severe Acute Malnutrition in a Therapeutic Feeding Center in Sana’a, Yemen. Donations like yours paid for the therapeutic milk and the enriched peanut paste known as ‘miracle food’ that saved little Aseel’s life.

Coming to the Rescue in Afghanistan

After a 5.9 magnitude earthquake destroyed homes, families, and livelihoods in June, 362,000 people – including an estimated 190,800 children – were left in need of humanitarian assistance.

Thanks to your kindness, we dispatched several mobile health and nutrition teams to provide first aid to those who were injured.

We also distributed tents and tarpaulins, and hygiene supplies including soap, detergent, towels, sanitary pads and water buckets, warm clothes, shoes, blankets and emergency medical supplies.

It is only because of support from donors like you that UNICEF has been on the ground in Afghanistan for over 70 years with offices nationwide and a range of partners that support us in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable children of all.

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11-month-old Fatima eats a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) at a UNICEF-supported health facility. Fatima has gained 1.5 kilograms in the past weeks and is on her way to recovery.

Why Your Donations Matter

Against all odds, in 2022 alone, our generous donors helped to:

  • Immunised 1 in 3 of the world’s children.
  • Give 2.6 billion people access to safe drinking water.
  • Supply 80% of the world’s emergency food.

But our work’s not done yet.

Unfortunately, millions more children are living in emergency situations. And now with the worsening effects of climate change, your help has never been more important.

How Your Donations Save Lives

  • €50 supplies enough peanut paste to treat 4 dangerously malnourished children, who will not get better without help.
  • €75 provides 5 children with clean safe drinking water, protecting them from deadly waterborne disease.
  • €100 gives enough food and water to protect 6 children, saving their lives and giving them a healthier future.

Help children struggling to survive by donating now to UNICEF Ireland.

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.

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