Nearly 8 million children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are in danger from a deadly Ebola outbreak, conflict and a nutrition crisis
Right now, children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo face a deadly Ebola outbreak. At least 97 people have already died of suspected Ebola infection. If not contained, the virus can spread rapidly, putting many more children’s lives at risk.
On top of this, devastating violence in the country affects every area of children’s lives. Millions of children have been forced to flee their homes. Schools and hospitals have been destroyed and children are frequently forced into armed conflict. They face unspeakable violence and a lack of food, health care and clean water.
How will my donation help children?
Your support will help provide life-saving food, clean water, education and protection for children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who desperately need it. It will also help Unicef to work with communities and provide sanitation supplies to ensure that diseases such as Ebola don’t spread.
This year alone, Unicef supporters have helped to provide life-saving care for more than 88,000 children with severe acute malnutrition, and have helped vaccinate more than 650,000 children against measles, a disease that thrives in displaced communities. Thanks to support from people like you, Unicef has also helped children to return to school, as well as receive protection and psychosocial care so that they can recover from unspeakable violence and begin to build a brighter future.
But we simply don’t have enough funds to reach every child that needs us right now. Many children still desperately need our help.
Your support will help us reach more children before it’s too late.
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.
Please donate today and help the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s children now.
For the first 12 months, all donations made to this appeal will go to children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After that they will go to our Children’s Emergency Fund. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef’s funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will go to our Children’s Emergency Fund, helping children caught in wars and disasters around the world.