When disaster strikes, children are hardest hit. Whether it’s a flood, an earthquake or a hurricane, so many lose everything – their homes, their families, even their lives.

As our climate changes, more severe and frequent natural disasters, food crises and changing rainfall patterns are putting children in increasing danger.

During disasters children are left vulnerable to many other dangers, from disease and malnutrition to violence and exploitation.In an emergency situation, Unicef is there to provide everything from critical information on preventing the spread of infection, to clean water and sanitation, schooling, nutrition and psychosocial support.

Read about our response for children after the Nepal earthquakes

We will do whatever it takes to make sure children get the help they need to stay safe and strong and give them what they need to rebuild their lives.

We need your help to continue to provide life-saving supplies for children immediately after an emergency, and to help communities rebuild their towns, homes and schools.  

Donate to our Children's Emergency Fund today

 
When disaster strikes, children are hardest hit. © Unicef 2014
When disaster strikes, children are hardest hit. Donate to our Children's Emergency Fund and help us keep children safe.© Unicef 2014