UNICEF UK Achievements 2010

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For the world’s children and UNICEF UK, 2010 was a year of unprecedented emergencies and extraordinary achievements.

It began ominously with the shattering earthquake in Haiti, and continued with Pakistan’s devastating floods in July. In total, UNICEF UK helped children caught in emergencies in 24 countries.

But as ever, UNICEF’s emergency work complements our long-term aim to change children’s lives for good. This reports details the stories of the people we’ve helped, and our other successes in 2010:

  • We committed £63 million to programmes for children worldwide.
  • We staged our most successful Soccer Aid football match and telethon, raising £2.5 million for children affected by the earthquake in Haiti and for programmes in Madagascar, Peru and Guinea.
  • We exceeded our five-year target and raised £17.5 million for children affected by AIDS, including over £2.1 million in 2010.
  • We further expanded International Inspiration, the international social legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. International Inspiration reached 2.5 million children in 2010.
  • We launched Climate Positive, a groundbreaking alternative to carbon offsetting that offers individuals and businesses the opportunity to help children affected by climate change.
  • We launched Put it Right to promote children’s rights and show how UNICEF’s work helps children to survive and thrive.
  • We also developed our Child Friendly Communities programme, aimed at realising and embedding child rights at the local level throughout the UK people. We piloted the programme with 13 UK local authorities.