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.
Right now for example, Cyclone Amphan has brought severe winds, heavy rainfall and tidal surges to coastal areas of India and Bangladesh. In Bangladesh alone, as many as 500,000 families may have lost their homes. These countries are already battling against coronavirus.
In Bangladesh, Unicef is currently supporting government efforts to help children and families, and has pre-positioned lifesaving supplies to meet the humanitarian needs of up to 1.5 million people.
Natural disasters like this will continue to occur during the pandemic, further endangering the lives of the most vulnerable.
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.