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Manchester United and Unicef have been working together since 1999, the longest collaboration between a football club and a global charity. During this time, the United for Unicef partnership has helped support some of the most vulnerable children in the world, raising over £4 million to date.

Thanks to the club, the players and fans, United for Unicef has helped change the lives of millions of children around the world; be that keeping children in Vietnam safe from violence, abuse and neglect or providing children in flood-prone Bangladesh with the skills they need to learn to swim.


Right now, Manchester United is currently supporting education programmes in Thailand where Unicef is working to provide children and adolescents with access to quality education and life-skill development, helping to equip them with the skills they need in the 21st century in order to be resilient, employable and able to thrive.


Our partnership is also bringing the joy of sport to some of the most disadvantaged children in Thailand.


United for Unicef has also supported Unicef’s work in times of emergency, including the the development of health centres, provided emergency shelters for trafficked children and life-saving supplies and services when famine hit.

Most recently, Manchester United has supported Unicef’s emergency response in Indonesia, helping Unicef deliver life-saving supplies and services to affected children and their families following the devastating earthquake that hit Sulasewi in September 2018.

United for Unicef in Vietnam - International Children's Day with Denis Irwin and David May