Our Children’s Emergency Fund helps children affected by disasters whenever and wherever they are. When disaster strikes, Unicef works around the clock to provide life-saving supplies to families in need.
In recent weeks, we have seen natural disasters cause devastation for children around the world. This year, we have already seen the same number of hurricanes as we did in 2005 – the worst hurricane season on record.
Typhoon Goni has torn across the Philippines, hitting more than 2 million people with intense rain, destructive winds and storm surges. The typhoon left more than 700,000 children in danger. Storm Malvoe battered the central coast of Vietnam, leaving more than 2.5 million children at risk. In Turkey, a strong earthquake caused widespread destruction. And most recently, Hurricane Eta has brought life-threatening storm surges, strong winds, flooding and landslides in Nicaragua.
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.
When disaster strikes, children can lose everything
Across the world, over 50 million children face natural disasters, such as cyclones, earthquakes and landslides, as well as conflict, health crises and other complex emergencies. 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 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.
Unicef has been working closely with governments and the World Health Organization (WHO) since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Your donation will help to limit the spread of the virus and reduce the impact on children and families.
This includes launching handwashing campaigns as well as providing essential health worker supplies, such as surgical gloves, soap and clean water facilities.
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.