Beyond UNICEF’s response to immediate large-scale emergencies, we also work in countries where complex and long-standing emergency conditions endanger children’s live and futures.
Daily hardship remains a way of life for many children in Somalia.
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UNICEF's Emergencies appeal is a pool of readily available money for those emergencies you may not hear about, but that require urgent support.
It's also for crises that have not yet happened, so that when they do hit we're prepared and can act quickly to provide for children before, during and after the emergency.
While catastrophes do not discriminate, they most severely affect those least able to withstand them: the most vulnerable children, living in the poorest and most isolated places, subject to the greatest deprivations.
Multiple crises create a cycle of deepening poverty and rising social tensions, and compromise well-being. Over time, repeated and continuing shocks undermine children’s capacity to cope.
Your donation will help fund UNICEF Australia supported programs. These programs help to provide education facilities, health support, clean water and vaccinations to children where the need is greatest
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