In 2014, supporters helped Unicef UK raise a record £93.7 million for children in danger, according to our latest annual report.
Highlights included our fifth Soccer Aid event, which raised £6.5 million to keep children safe, and the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, where more than 1 billion people saw Unicef’s work for children around the world.
Your support helped Unicef provide:
- Emergency aid for children in 19 countries and regions
- 24 million tetanus vaccines for mums and babies through our Pampers 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign
- 1 million sets of winter clothing for the children of Syria
- Specialised treatment and care for children and parents affected by Ebola
- and much, much more.
In the UK:
- 90 per cent of maternity units are working towards our Baby Friendly standards
- More than 1 million children now attend a Rights Respecting School.
- 65,000 people signed our petition to protect trafficked children.
In 2014 Unicef UK’s income increased by 18 per cent to £93.7 million. Never before have we raised so much to keep more children safe from danger. Unicef UK’s advocacy work has helped to change the law to offer greater protection and support for children trafficked into the UK. And our call for governments to prioritise an end to violence against children resulted in a new global child protection fund. Never before have Unicef UK exerted so much influence in our efforts to build a better world for every child.
Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve so much for children in 2014.