Manchester United are supporting UNICEF’s Children’s Emergency Fund, which helps children affected by disasters and conflict, wherever they are, whenever a crisis hits. When children find themselves caught up in a conflict zone, or in the chaos of a natural disaster, UNICEF works around the clock to provide life-saving support to families in need.
UNICEF was already in Ukraine when the conflict escalated, working day and night to protect children affected by the crisis in the east, since it started seven years ago. Homes, schools, water facilities and social infrastructure are damaged, and landmines continue to threaten children and families every day. As conflict escalates the situation, the risk to children only increases.
Children in the Horn of Africa are currently facing one of the worst climate-induced water and drought emergencies in the last 40 years. Almost 5.5 million children are threatened by acute malnutrition in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Eritrea.
Thousands of children are in need of humanitarian assistance in Madagascar following an onslaught of cyclones over the past 3 months. In the wake of Cyclone Batsirai, UNICEF is working urgently to support the needs of more than 37,000 children. As Cyclone Emnati approached, we have helped people prepare, and get ready to increase our response.
After Typhoon Rai, which tore through the central Philippines causing damage and displacing thousands, the Children’s Emergency Fund provided vital support as UNICEF worked with government to reach 845,000 children in urgent need of assistance. In under-reported crises like conflict in Mozambique, the Children’s Emergency Fund enables UNICEF to fill critical gaps in support and services for vulnerable children. The world is witnessing increasing conflict and climate related disasters. Children suffer first and suffer most and they need us right now.
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, UNICEF 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.
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 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. The Children’s Emergency Fund is one of the most effective and efficient ways to help reach children in crisis. It enables UNICEF to target support to specific areas, whenever it’s needed, without delay.
In regions of conflict UNICEF and partners is 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.