2021 is the year nine humanitarian crises threatened the lives of millions of children, while COVID-19 continued to wreak havoc on daily life throughout the world.

The pandemic made it harder for us to respond, but 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.

You joined us early in the race to end the pandemic. The stakes were high, and you put your trust in UNICEF. By working together with UNICEF, your donations have protected communities against COVID-19 and helped children in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, India and Haiti.

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

Vaccines For All

2021 saw the coronavirus pandemic escalate. With no respite in site and more variants emerging, vaccines were never more important and urgently needed.

Last year, with your help, we worked to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to over 144 countries right around the world. Right now, more than 1 billion vaccines have been delivered and administered.

This year we will work to deliver another 2 billion COVID vaccines to low and middle-income countries in a safe and equitable way, protecting the world’s most vulnerable communities.

None of this would be possible without your amazing support. Thank you for helping us.

Health worker Birma, carries the hopes of a community on her back. Birma is responsible for carrying life-saving COVID vaccines to remote health posts.

Food and Shelter in Yemen

Conflict, inflation and food insecurity has plagued Yemen for years. Children, the least responsible for any of this, have borne the brunt of this hardship.

They’ve lost their homes, education, family members and now they struggle to get enough food.

Intense air bombing forced Amina* and her family out of their home. They now live in a camp for displaced people in Aden where the overcrowded conditions and lack of clean water make children like her very vulnerable to water-borne disease and malnutrition.

Your donations allowed UNICEF to provide the camp with water and sanitation systems. Thanks to help like yours, in Yemen, a total of 2.4 million people now benefit daily from the provision of safe water supply.

*Name changed

father holds his daughter
Yahya holds his child in the Al Sha’ab Camp in Aden, Yemen on 16 October 2021.

Why Your Donations Matter

Against all odds, in 2021 alone, our generous donors helped to:

  • Treat 2.4 million children for Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Give 34 million people access to safe drinking water.
  • Provide 22.4 million women and children with essential healthcare.

But our work’s not done yet.

Unfortunately, millions more children are living in emergency situations. And now with the arrival of COVID-19, vaccinations have never been more important.

young girl is washing her hands in a refugee camp
“I wash my hands so germs don’t get on them,” says Dareen (6).

How Your Donations Save Lives

  • Your €50 gives emergency food to feed 5 children in times of crisis, saving their lives.
  • Your €75 vaccinates 15 people against COVID-19, protecting them and their communities.
  • Your €100 gives clean water to protect 16 children from water-borne diseases.

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

Baby Rosa, who is 13 months old smiles beside a new water supply network.

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.