Give hope to a generation of newborn children
A parent’s first moments with their baby are filled with hope. Hope for survival. Hope for safety. Hope for a fulfilling life.
But Covid-19 has disrupted essential health services all over the world. For millions of children, a parent’s love won’t be enough to protect them.
This World Children’s Day, we must act now to stop the pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children. Together, we can ensure Covid-19 does not define the future of a generation.
Meet new mum
Twenty-year-old Animata is from the Northeast of Côte d’Ivoire.
In February this year, she gave birth to her first child – a healthy boy.
Here she is enjoying a cuddle with her newborn at a Unicef-supported health centre.
At the health centre, Animata was able to get the support she needed to welcome a healthy baby and register his birth.
“Every individual has the right to an identity and we are aware of how important this is for the future of our child,” says her husband Abdoulle as they complete the paperwork for the birth registration.
Join Unicef and help protect Generation Covid
Around the world, not every parent and newborn is receiving the support they need. In fact, Covid-19 has disrupted health services in nine out of ten countries.
Maternal health care is just one of many crucial services the pandemic has damaged. And children will feel the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic for years to come.
We must act now and help stop the pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children. Donate today.
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 could help:
- provide medical supplies, such as surgical gloves and protective equipment
- provide health care support for vulnerable communities
- provide soap and clean water facilities
- share information on how children and communities can best protect themselves
Just £31 could provide a full kit to protect a health-worker on the frontline, including gloves, masks and coveralls.
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.