to keep children
safe in Iraq
More than half a million children in danger in battle for Mosul
You may have seen in the news, hundreds of thousands of children are facing extreme danger as Iraqi forces are moving to take control of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. Up to 1.5 million people living in the city may be affected by the fighting, and it is feared that up to half of those in danger may be children.
Unicef is extremely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of children and their families caught up in the crossfire. Hospitals, schools, homes, and other vital infrastructure have been destroyed. Up to one million people may be forced to flee their homes, with children amongst the most vulnerable. These children are in desperate need of our protection – we need your help.
Our teams are on the ground now, ready to respond rapidly to deliver life-saving clean water, hygiene supplies and medicine to children and families. Unicef is standing by with teams of psychosocial carers, and immunisation teams to ensure that we’re there for the children fleeing conflict in Mosul. We’re also supporting child-friendly spaces which give vulnerable children a place to play and learn in a safe and secure environment.
Working under some of the most difficult and dangerous conditions in the world, Unicef will do everything possible to keep children and families safe in the days and weeks ahead.
Please donate now to help us reach children affected by the conflict in Iraq.
Funds raised for this appeal will support children affected by the crisis in Iraq. If the funds raised exceed Unicef’s funding requirements for this appeal, the money will go to Unicef UK’s Children’s Emergency Fund.