Palestinian girl holding empty water bottles and asking where she could find clean drinking water.
Palestinian girl holding empty water bottles and asking where she could find clean drinking water.

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Children in emergencies

Remember someone special with a gift in memory to help keep children safe, like these children smiling in a Unicef-supported tent in Nigeria. Unicef 2015 Rich

£30 could provide an emergency shelter for one family, helping to protect children and keep them warm and safe.

Mariama, an Ebola survivor, hangs heavy duty personal protection gloves on a line to dry.

£11 could provide 430 pairs of disposable gloves for health workers.

Make a donation today to help prevent malnutrition in Liberia. Unicef/2016/Maule-Ffinch

£5 could provide life-saving food for a child for a week, helping to bring a severely malnourished child back to health.

£80 could help pay for school supplies to help at least 20 children continue their education in an emergency.

UNICEF’s family hygiene and dignity kit contain a bucket, washing powder, bars of soap, shampoo, tooth brushes, tooth paste, washable napkins among others. Photo by Kazutaka Sekine

£43 could provide a family with an emergency water and hygiene kit

In Japan, a medical worker tests a boy for radioactive contamination in an emergency evacuation centre for people living within 20-kilometres of the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors, in Fukushima Prefecture. Medical workers and evacuees at the centre are wearing surgical masks. Photo: Unicef Japan/2011/Dean

£31 could provide a full kit to protect a health worker, including boots, gloves, masks and coveralls.

Sorry, we can only process donations of £1 and above due to admin costs.

Sorry, the maximum value for setting up a monthly gift online is £1000. If you’d like to make a larger monthly gift please reach out to our Supporter Care team who will be able to assist you.

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Our Children’s Emergency Fund helps children affected by disasters and conflict, wherever they are, whenever crisis hits. When children find themselves caught in a conflict zone, or in the chaos of a natural disaster, we work around the clock to provide life-saving support to families in need.

What’s happening?

Children in the Horn of Africa are facing one of the worst climate-induced emergencies in the last 40 years and with food supplies now spiralling out of control due to the war in Ukraine, this situation is set to get worse. Almost 5.5 million children are threatened by acute malnutrition in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Eritrea.

In Ukraine, more than half of Ukraine’s 7.5million children have been forced to flee the ongoing violence.

The world is witnessing increasing conflict and climate related disasters. Children suffer first and suffer most and they need us right now.

Our Children’s Emergency Fund enables us to provide children and families with critical support and services when they need it most.

Your kind support, will help us to support more children and families affected by disaster and conflict.

Children are coming under attack in conflicts around the world. We can’t accept this as a ‘new normal’.

As more people move to urban areas in search of a better life, vulnerability increases and support networks can break down. When disasters hit, like floods, cyclones, earthquake or tsunami, the impacts on children and families are deep and lasting.

In the face of so many crises, we continues to support every child everywhere – no matter what. But we need your help to do so.

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.

In the wake of Cyclone Batsirai, in Madagascar, thousands of children needed humanitarian assistance. We worked urgently to support the needs of more than 37,000 children.

After Typhoon Rai, which tore through the central Philippines causing damage and displacing thousands, the Children’s Emergency Fund provided vital support as we worked with the government to reach 845,000 children in urgent need of support. In under-reported crises like conflict in Mozambique, the Children’s Emergency Fund enables us to fill critical gaps in support and services for vulnerable children.

When an emergency hits, we are there ready to provide 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. Our Children’s Emergency Fund is one of the most effective and efficient ways to help reach children in crisis. It enables us to target support to specific areas, whenever it’s needed, without delay.

In regions of conflict we work, alongside our partners to 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.

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