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.
Following the horrific explosions in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, it’s reported that the death toll could be as high as 100 with 4,000 wounded and over 300,000 people displaced. Unicef is concerned that children are among the casualties.
Already battling against coronavirus and an economic collapse, the catastrophe in Beirut adds to an already terrible crisis for the people of Lebanon. The pandemic already meant that hospitals are overwhelmed, and front-line workers are exhausted.
In Lebanon, Unicef is on the ground working closely with authorities and partners to respond to the needs of children, families and health workers.
Unicef will 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, 50 million children face conflict, natural disasters, 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.