What's been happening in Iraq?

Over 1.8 million people, up to half of them children, were forced to flee their homes because of violence in Iraq. Children and their families took refuge in schools, hospitals and mosques. With winter approaching, many were in desperate need of basic supplies like warm clothing, medicine and clean drinking water. 

How did my donation help children?

Unicef focuses on providing access to basic services as well as protecting children from further danger. Our first priorities are to get access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities; immunise children against the crippling effects of polio; and deliver life-saving supplies such as bottled water, high-protein biscuits, family food packs, clothes and hygiene kits. 

In 2014, with support from donations, Unicef ensured that over 750,000 displaced people had access to clean water; distributed over 200,000 sets of winter clothing and vaccinated over 5.6 million children against polio. 

You can help Unicef be there for more children in emergencies like Iraq by making a reguar donation to our Children's Emergency Fund.

 
Your support helped children like Shehnaz, 3, who was separated from her parents in Sinjar. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1111/Khuzaie
Your support helped children like Shehnaz, 3, who was separated from her parents in Sinjar.© UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1111/Khuzaie