Our Work 

Right now there are a record number of emergencies facing children all over the world. As is always the case in an emergency, children are the worst affected. They are the most vulnerable group and they need the most immediate help.

There are children at risk of abuse. There are children without running water and shelter. There are children with no access to education or healthcare.

During an emergency, children are at increased risk of getting diseases, malnutrition and being dragged into the violence.

At the front of all our activities is the rights of children. Our teams work hard to protect the rights of children and we often partner with governments and other organisations to help ensure no child is left behind.

When an emergency strikes, we know the first 72 hours are critical and where possible we will aim to have supplies positioned in advance.

UNICEF is on the ground in more than 190 countries and territories worldwide to ensure children are protected during an emergency.

Our supporters have helped vaccinate over 5 million Syrian children against Polio