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What could my In Memory gift help achieve?

Donations made in memory of a loved one really do make a difference to the world’s most vulnerable children. Donations of any size can support a child’s survival, development and comfort in the most difficult circumstances. Below are some examples of the types of things we could fund for children, using donations from supporters such as yourself.

Help to protect children from COVID-19

£17.50 could provide 100 bars of soap 

Now more than ever, we all recognise the importance of handwashing. But 40% of the world simply don’t have access to handwashing facilities. Your donation could provide 100 bars of soap for use in health centres, schools and child-friendly spaces – wherever the need is greatest. Regularly washing hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of sickness. It’s also vital in medical facilities to prevent cross-contamination.

Celcia Soares Baros, 6 years, recieving aid from Unicef worker.

Help a child suffering from acute malnutrition 

£40 could provide emergency food supplies

A donation of £40 could help malnourished children get back to health, by supplying emergency food in regions of famine and drought. £40 could fund 60 sachets of ready-to-eat high energy peanut paste and 28 sachets of therapeutic milk. These high-energy foods include vegetable fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and boost the chances of survival for a child suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

Protect 50 children from measles

£50 could provide 100 measles vaccine doses

Measles kills more than 160,000 children worldwide each year, yet it costs just over 50p to provide the two required vaccine doses to protect a child against the disease. 100 vaccine doses protects 50 children against measles.

Ensure classes of children continue their education in an emergency

£160 could fund a ‘School-In-A-Box’

In times of emergency and conflict, when schools are destroyed or children have had to flee, a school-in-a-box helps a classroom of children continue their education.

Teaching materials for an entire classroom are packed into a large portable aluminium case, including a solar/wind-up radio and even an inflatable globe for geography lessons. The inside lid of the box doubles as a blackboard when coated with the special paint included in the kit.

Give emergency shelter and warm blankets to children who have lost their homes

£300 could provide 10 families with shelter and blankets

Help a family left exposed following a natural disaster or forced from their home by conflict. You could be funding a large heavy-duty plastic sheet to create a temporary cover or windshield and three warm, fleecy thermal blankets, helping to protect children and keep them warm and safe.

Provide fresh, clean drinking water

£349 could provide a water pump for a school or community

Your donation could install a hand water pump to help provide clean, safe drinking water for a village, school or a community in a developing country.

The pump will do much more than providing clean water to prevent water-borne diseases and save lives. It could also mean that children spend less time walking to fetch water, giving them more chance to attend school. UNICEF also supplies other water-supply equipment, based on local needs or demand. For example, water pipes and taps, water bladders, water containers or large water storage tanks are often supplied to help with a response in emergency situations.