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.
Humanitarian crises have a devastating impact on children’s lives around the world. In Yemen, a devastating conflict has left children and families in urgent need of food, water and medical supplies. Currently, 1.71 million children are internally displaced. No place in Yemen is safe for children.
UNICEF is concerned that the spread of coronavirus in Yemen is likely to be devastating. Only one in three people have access to running water, very few people have soap, and many healthcare facilities are closed or only able to provide a very basic service. Any outbreak will place even greater demands on medical staff and already scarce hospital resources such as gloves, soap and ventilators.
In Yemen and around the world, 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.