12-year-old Ahmed sits on the rubble of his school in Hajjah, Yemen.
12-year-old Ahmed sits on the rubble of his school in Hajjah, Yemen.

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Tents and facilties at the Bushagara site for internally displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

A child suffering from malnutrition nibbles on ready-to-use-therapeutic food provided during an integrated health campaign.

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

A 2 years old drinks water inside his home in Somalia.

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

8-year-old holds her books, just retrieved from the rubble of her earthquake-hit home.

£68 could help pay for school supplies to help at least 20 children continue their education in an emergency

A 9 years old washes his hands at a new water tap at his home, with his 6 years old sister, behind him.

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

Worker of UNICEF mobile team with the first-aid kit who came to visit the displaced people living in a local kindergarten in Ukraine.

£32 could provide a large first aid kit for a health worker

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Always on: Children’s Emergency Fund

We operate the largest humanitarian warehouse in the world so we can:

  • Respond within 48 hours with life-saving supplies and healthcare.
  • Protect children from conflict and its long-term impacts.
  • Help children physically and psychologically.

We respond to natural disasters like Hurricane Beryl, which swept through the South-Eastern Caribbean and caused widespread destruction.

Other crises we’re responding to include the increasing violence and food insecurity in Haiti, the escalating climate crisis in the Sahel and the devastating cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

We are also supporting children affected by conflict across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Please donate to our Children’s Emergency Fund to help us reach children and families in emergencies like these.

Ready to support children affected by conflict and disaster

With any conflict, children suffer first and suffer most.

The number of countries in active armed conflicts is the highest in the last 30 years. Those most vulnerable, are being injured or killed on the frontline of conflicts around the world.

Over 43 million children have been displaced globally, losing their homes and the services they rely on. They’re deprived of access to food, shelter, health care and education. Children are more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.

We call for ceasefires and humanitarian corridors to allow safe passage for children and families. We are always ready to deliver immediate support.

Please support our Children’s Emergency Fund for crises now and yet to come.

Emergencies are in our DNA

We were set up over 75 years ago to support children after World War Two. We’re hardwired to protect children during crisis.  

Our Children’s Emergency Fund is a disaster emergency fund. This means we can help whenever and wherever needed, even when crises don’t make the news.

We are there before, during and after emergencies, helping communities to recover quickly and build resilience to future emergencies.

Our amazing supporters help to keep this vital fund topped up and ready for action at any time.

Donate now to support our life-saving work  

How your donation helps 

Your gift will go directly to our Children’s Emergency Fund to protect children and families caught up in crises with whatever they need, be that life-saving therapeutic food, water and sanitation, temporary schools and clinics, and so much more.

You can help make sure all our humanitarian hubs are fully stocked with supplies like first aid kits, baby packs, shelters, and winter supplies, saving vital time.

Where has our Children’s Emergency Fund helped?

Whenever you see a humanitarian crisis in the news, UNICEF is ready to support. 

Thanks to donations like yours to our Children’s Emergency Fund, we’ve sent vital supplies to children and families in Mozambique, Haiti, Armenia, Venezuela, Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo and dozens more.

We were able to support children in Ukraine before the conflict escalated into a war. 

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.

Donate now to support our life-saving work.

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