At UNICEF, we work with some of the world’s most disadvantaged children in the most impoverished countries. It is our life’s work to protect these children from disease, war, famine, and danger. It is why we exist.
Thanks to our incredibly generous supporters, we are able to deliver long-term aid strategies to the countries that need it the most, making a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children, their families, and their entire communities.
We do more good, in more places, with more children, than any other organisation.
And we’ve got the numbers to prove it:
- UNICEF responded to 80 natural disasters, providing food, shelter, and security where it was needed most. We work with people suffering harsh winters and searing summers. In countries like Afghanistan, we work tirelessly to provide water, sanitation, education, and always, child protection.
- Between 22 nutrition crises around the world, 3.4 million children were treated by UNICEF for severe malnutrition. In Yemen, acute malnutrition is rife, with almost 2 million children fighting to stay alive.
- We believe that every child should have equal access to education, regardless of who they are, where they’re from, or how much money their family has. In Bangladesh, UNICEF is working with nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees, trying hard to keep the children in education and to give them a safe space to play in.
All of these statistics are from 2018 alone (and we’ve been going for more than 70 years!)
Help a child. Change the world.
When you decide to donate to UNICEF on a regular basis, you are joining the thousands of men and women around the world who have committed to providing for, protecting and defending the world’s most vulnerable children. And together, we will work to make sure every child has a fair chance in life.
Every day around the world children are facing threats of violence, persecution, hunger and disease. Malnutrition is still the leading cause of death for children under five globally. It kills more than 3 million children every year – that is one child every 10 seconds.
By becoming a regular donor, you’ll help us achieve our mandate and ensure that no child goes without food, clean water, medicine, education or warm clothing.
We believe children deserve more than a chance to survive – they deserve a chance to be great.
How can I donate? To find out more about how to give children the strength to change the world, click here.