A girl in a black jumper and black and white trousers sits on a piece of rubble in Rafah, south of Gaza.
A girl in a black jumper and black and white trousers sits on a piece of rubble in Rafah, south of Gaza.

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An internally displaced child stands at the entrance to his family’s shelter in the Tharawan IDP camp in the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen.

£27 could provide an emergency shelter for one family, helping to protect children and keep them warm and safe

Make a donation today to help prevent malnutrition. Unicef/2016/Maule-Ffinch

£10 could provide life-saving therapeutic food for a child for a week

Water purification tablets

£5 could provide 1,786 water purification tablets to purify water in emergency situations

£100 could help pay for school supplies to help at least 30 children continue their education in an emergency

UNICEF’s family hygiene and dignity kit contain a bucket, washing powder, bars of soap, shampoo, tooth brushes, tooth paste, washable napkins among others. Photo by Kazutaka Sekine

£39 could provide a family with an emergency water and hygiene kit

£29 could help provide blankets for 4 children

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Donate to help us reach more children and families in Gaza

After months of intense hostilities in Gaza, tens of thousands of people have been killed, 70% of whom are women and children. Children have had to leave their homes, often separated from their caregivers.

The killing of children and families taking shelter in Rafah, most of them now further displaced, is deeply distressing. There are no safe spaces in Gaza.

Despite the situation, we are in Gaza alongside our partners and local communities to deliver lifesaving supplies and services including:

  • medical care
  • nutrition support and lifesaving therapeutic food
  • clean water for drinking and sanitation

What is happening in Gaza?

The violence and destruction of services in Gaza has left 2.3 million people in need.

  • The escalation of violence in Rafah affects 600,000 children trapped in the region
  • The lack of fuel needed for hospital generators means medical staff cannot carry out lifesaving surgery
  • Children who suffered single or double amputations following the intense violence in Rafah are experiencing immense psychological stress
  • Across Gaza, children are dying of malnutrition and dehydration and the risk of famine is growing
  • 87% of all schools in Gaza have been damaged and destroyed
  • There are no tents and very few shelter and non-food items left for distribution

These conditions are simply intolerable and pose long-term threats to the quality of life for children. Please donate to help children in Gaza receive the nutrition support they need to survive and grow up healthy.

Help us reach more children in the State of Palestine

With the help of kind donations, partners and local communities in Gaza, we have been able to:

  • improve water and sanitation services to deliver clean water to 1.6 million people
  • scale up the outpatient treatment of acutely malnourished children
  • supply over 3,000 adolescent girls with personal care packages including sanitary pads
  • support over 238,000 students and teachers since 7 October 2023 with psychosocial support, emergency learning, recreational supplies and activities

Unfortunately, this meets only a tiny proportion of the escalating needs.

As supplies and living conditions quickly decline, we need your donations to help us reach more children.

FAQs

We continue to call for an immediate ceasefire and for the killing and targeting of all children to stop.

To help us meet the needs of children and families in Gaza, we are calling for:

  • Increased access for trucks bringing life-saving supplies into Gaza.
  • Protection and access for those delivering aid.
  • An immediate, long-lasting humanitarian ceasefire.
  • More than anything, the children of the State of Palestine and Israel need a lasting political solution to the crisis, so that they can grow up in peace and free from the shadow of violence

We are calling for the immediate end of hostilities, and for all parties to unconditionally protect children from harm no matter who or where they are.

We are an impartial, non-political humanitarian organisation. While we continue to report on and advocate for the protection of all children in both Gaza and Israel, our humanitarian response is driven by the need.

Before this renewed violence, one million children needed humanitarian aid in Gaza and the West Bank. In high-income countries such as Israel, the State usually provides the supplies and services for children that we undertake or supports in lower income countries.

There is a National Committee for UNICEF in Israel – the Israeli Fund for UNICEF – that works to promote and raise awareness of children’s rights in Israel and to raise funds for our work across the world.  You can find out more about its work here.

UNICEF has an ongoing humanitarian programme in Gaza and has continued to provide supplies and services during the escalation of hostilities.

Alongside our partners, we have moved hundreds of trucks into Gaza with critical emergency supplies such as:

  • Hygiene kits
  • Nutritional food
  • Baby nappies
  • Winter clothes
  • Water containers​

If you’re in the UK and would prefer to make a donation by phone, you can call our dedicated donation line: 0300 330 5699.

You can send in your cheque, made payable to UNICEF UK, to the Donations Team, UNICEF UK, 1 Westfield Avenue, Stratford, London E20 1HZ. Please include a covering letter with your name and address details. 

You can help us reach more children affected by the crisis. Please donate today and help us protect children in Gaza and the wider State of Palestine.

For the first 6 months, monthly donations made to this appeal will go towards funding our work to support children in Gaza and the wider State of Palestine. After that, donations will go to support our work around the world.

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed what’s needed for the appeal, we will direct any excess funds to support our work to help keep children safe and healthy around the world.