There are many ways you can help in an emergency.

Make a donation

When a major conflict or natural disaster occurs, UNICEF launches an appeal for donations based on the needs of the country in question. During an emergency appeal, you can donate online, donate by SMS, donate by phone or by post. 

Outside of a major emergency, you can donate to our Children's Emergency Fund. This fund of donations helps us to react quickly when the next disaster or conflict occurs. It is one way in which we help ensure that children in distress are helped as soon as possible.


You can also fundraise for UNICEF's emergency work. This could be anything from collecting donations in your local pub to running a marathon. For example, after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, seven-year-old Charlie Simpson raised over £200,000 in donations for children in Haiti by completing a five-mile sponsored cycle around his local park.

Spread the word

You can help let friends and family know about our emergency appeal and how to donate by retweeting and sharing our messages on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram and YouTube