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Together we stand

With Generation Covid

The biggest global crisis for children since World War Two

Coronavirus is attacking the most vulnerable. It is threatening children – especially those already disadvantaged by war, disease, hunger and poverty.

In fact, 6000 children could die every day as coronavirus weakens national health systems and disrupts vital services. Without urgent action, coronavirus threatens to reverse 10 years of progress on reducing the number of children dying from preventable causes.

That’s why Unicef is launching its largest-ever appeal to tackle the impact of coronavirus on children and families around the world. Donate now.

Watch now: A special message from actor and presenter Cel Spellman

Hear what others are saying

Unicef UK Ambassadors and High Profile Supporters including Michael Sheen, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and David Harewood and children around the world join the conversation to stand with Generation Covid. Click on the videos below to hear what they have to say:

Donate today. Stand with Generation Covid

Your donation can make a real difference.

Just £30 could provide a full kit to protect a health-worker on the frontline, including gloves, masks and coveralls.

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

How will your donation help?

Unicef is working closely with governments and the World Health Organization (WHO) to help prevent infection and reduce the impact of coronavirus on children and families. Your donation will help:

  • provide vital medical equipment, health care support, soap and clean water
  • enable children to access education and child protection services
  • deliver campaigns to promote handwashing

Just £30 could provide a full kit to protect a health-worker on the frontline, including gloves, masks and coveralls.

Donate today

For the first 6 months, monthly donations made to this appeal will go towards funding Unicef’s work to support children affected by coronavirus. After that donations will go to our Children’s Emergency Fund, to save and protect children in emergencies around the world, including coronavirus and other emergencies where funds are most needed. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef’s funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will also go to our Children’s Emergency Fund.