Our Children’s Emergency Fund helps children affected by conflict whenever and wherever they are. When children find themselves caught in a conflict zone, UNICEF works around the clock to provide life-saving supplies to families in need.
In the Tigray region of Ethiopia, armed conflict has displaced more than 1 million people. The situation is further worsened as Ethiopia is experiencing high levels of food insecurity. Without vital humanitarian aid, vulnerable families in Ethiopia could be pushed into famine in the coming months. As a result, 33,000 children are at risk of severe malnutrition, and possibly death. Reporting on COVID-19 cases from Tigray has stopped since the conflict started last November, placing children and their families at further risk of not receiving the treatment that they need.
In any war children suffer first and suffer most and these children need us right now.
The emergency for children in the State of Palestine continues. UNICEF is supporting the rehabilitation of critical safe water and sanitation services, as well as providing protection support through delivering psychosocial care and risk awareness about unexploded remnants of war. UNICEF urges all sides in conflict to protect civilians – especially children who are particularly vulnerable in times of crisis.
Hurricane season has started in the Caribbean, with Elsa causing destruction for children on Barbados and islands across the region. The current crisis in Myanmar has resulted in the displacement of children and their families. Many children are witnessing terrifying levels of violence. Over 1 million children are without access to essential services such as education and health, and rising poverty levels is placing children in extreme states of vulnerability.
Violent attacks in Palma, Mozambique have affected over 350,000 children. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced in northern Mozambique, around 45% of them children.
In the face of so many crises, UNICEF will continue to support every child everywhere – no matter what. But we need your help to do so.
Children are coming under attack in conflicts around the world. We can’t accept this as a ‘new normal’.
In times of crisis, children suffer most. Across the world, over 30 million children have been displaced by conflict alone. On top of this there are even more children displaced by natural disasters, such as cyclones, earthquakes and landslides. These situations can leave children without their homes, schools and families. Their access to shelter, food, water and medicines can be seriously affected and children are left more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.
UNICEF staff are on the ground in these emergencies providing immediate, life-saving care and supplies, as well as lasting support to help families rebuild their lives. Donate to our Children’s Emergency Fund and help us be there for children whenever disaster and conflict strikes.
How your donation helps
Your donation can help us reach children facing conflicts and health crises around the world, including children affected by coronavirus.
In regions of conflict UNICEF and partners is providing cash assistance to families in need, essential education services for children, access to safe water, crucial vaccinations, and access to mental health and psychosocial support.
This is in addition to helping to limit and reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Your gift will go directly to our Children’s Emergency Fund to save and protect children in emergencies around the world.
Donating by phone
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. For other ways you can donate please refer to our Donation FAQs.