UNICEF has launched its Humanitarian Action for Children appeal for 2017. In it, we outline our expected funding needs for the year at $3.3 billion dollars. That funding would allow us to assist 48 million children worldwide, who are caught up in conflict or other types of crisis.
In total, 81 million people in 48 countries will benefit from our humanitarian programmes this year, if our funding appeal is met by the international community.
UNICEF is particularly focused on crisis in these areas:
- South Sudan
- Nigeria and Lake Chad basin
- The refugee and migrant crisis in Europe
- Southern Africa El Nino/La Nina
For more, including information on our results in 2016, read our press release on the launch of this appeal here.
This is an emergency assistance appeal, and is seperate to the development work that UNICEF carries out.