Unicef UK’s supporters helped to raise £79.1 million for children worldwide in 2013, according to our latest annual report.
Your support helped us provide:
- Emergency relief for children in 18 countries
- 29 million children tetanus vaccines for mums and babies through our Pampers ‘one pack one vaccine’ campaign
- 185,000 sets of winter clothing and 1 million blankets for the children of Syria
- Better sport, PE and play for over 15 million children in 20 countries, through International Inspiration
- and much, much more.
In the UK:
- There are now over 170 Baby Friendly accredited centres
- More than 1 million children now attend a school developing our rights-respecting approach.
The year saw persistent as well as sudden threats to children all around the world. Conflict raged in Syria. For three years now, Syrian children have borne the brunt of horrific violence and witnessed unspeakable abuse. Millions have lost loved ones, schools and homes. There are now more than 1.2 million child refugees and up to a million children living under siege. The crisis is the largest humanitarian operation in UNICEF’s history.
And our UK supporters have responded with extraordinary generosity, helping UNICEF to vaccinate 2 million children and provide 1 million blankets to keep them warm over the winter. In November, our supporters again reacted with unprecedented kindness when the world’s strongest ever typhoon struck the Philippines, leaving 6 million children in need of emergency aid. Such support enabled UNICEF to respond rapidly, providing a million people with clean drinking water and educational supplies for nearly half-amillion children.