The Change for Good partnership between Unicef and easyJet, the UK’s biggest airline has raised an incredible £8 million to date to support Unicef’s vaccination programmes and provide life-saving aid during emergencies.
Millions of children around the world are still in danger of contracting polio, a highly contagious and incurable disease. In 1988 polio was endemic in 125 countries. However, through vaccination programmes like those funded by Unicef’s Change for Good partnership with easyJet, today polio is endemic in just three: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. In order to end polio forever we still need to reach every child.
Change for Good was launched in 2012 and runs across easyJet’s pan-European air network during the peak Easter, summer and winter seasons, and every passenger is given the chance to help Unicef reach every child by donating their spare change on-board.
easyJet cabin crew also collect for Unicef during times of emergency, such as the Nepal and Syria appeals. These vital donations help Unicef to provide life-saving support for children and their families in times of crisis.
Thanks to the support of easyJet customers and employees, our Change for Good partnership has helped to vaccinate more than 13 million children against polio, and vaccinate 5.3 million mothers and babies against deadly diseases.