Students sit under a table during an earthquake drill at a primary school in Indonesia, which was struck by the deadly Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. Photo: Unicef/2014/Achmadi

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Children in emergencies

£24 could provide life-saving salts to at least 60 children suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhoea.

£11 could provide 3055 water purification tablets to help families purify water in emergency situations.

£5 a month could help provide exercise books for 15 children so they can continue their education in times of crisis or disaster.

£80 could help pay for school supplies to help at least 20 children continue their education in an emergency.

£65 can provide an emergency water and hygiene kit for two families 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

£33 could provide a family with an emergency water and hygiene kit.

Sorry, we can only process donations of £1 and above due to admin costs.

Help keep a child safe when a disaster hits

Our Children’s Emergency Fund helps children affected by disasters and prevents significant loss of life during humanitarian crises.

Indonesia volcano and tsunami

Right now for example, hundreds have been killed and thousands affected after a tsunami hit the strait between Java and Sumatra, Indonesia on 22 December. Unicef is on the ground to accompany the authorities as they assess the impact of the latest tsunami on children.

We are already working to keep children safe and help families recover after the earthquakes and tsunami that devastated areas of Lombok and Sulawesi in Indonesia earlier this year.

Children affected by disasters like this urgently need life-saving support and supplies, such as clean water, to stop the spread of deadly diseases and prevent further loss of life.

Your donation to our emergency fund will help save and protect children whenever disaster strikes.

Children in emergencies around the world

59 million children face conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies in 50 countries across the world. Children are hardest hit – losing lives, families, homes and schools.

Your donation can help us reach children fleeing brutal conflict in countries like Yemen, those fleeing discrimination and violence such as the Rohingya refugees, and help children and their communities protect themselves from the impact of other natural disasters.

Your gift will go directly to our Children’s Emergency Fund to save and protect children in emergencies around the world.

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