Fireworks above and around the London Eye. In 2015, The Mayor of London’s New Year's Eve fireworks joined with Unicef to help children in danger as a result of the conflict in Syria.

On New Year’s Eve 2015, the global cities of London and Edinburgh joined with Unicef to help children whose lives have been turned upside down by the conflict in Syria.

Over 100,000 people came to London New Year’s Eve with Unicef, a spectacular event on the River Thames organised with the Mayor of London. In Scotland, Edinburgh’s world-famous Hogmanay New Year's festival welcomed 150,000 revellers.

Iconic buildings in both cities turned blue for the night in support of Unicef, including the Shard, Camera Obscura, Big Ben and Edinburgh Castle. See our New Year’s Eve photo gallery on Facebook.

A resolution for children

As part of the celebrations, we asked you to make a simple New Year's resolution that's easy to keep: to donate to Unicef and make a resolution for children in 2016.

Thousands of amazing people put their money where their mouth is to help us make 2016 a better year for Syrian children.

Help children in Syria

The conflict in Syria has affected nearly 14 million children over the past six years. Children have been injured, orphaned, displaced - and killed. Many have lost or been separated from their family and friends.

Although the New Year’s Eve celebrations are over, there’s still time to help. You can put your money where your mouth is and make a donation to help Syria’s children.

Donate to our Syria appeal