Our impact in 2020: a snapshot of our results for children

UNICEF operates in more than 190 countries and territories in some of the world’s toughest locations to protect children, no matter what. 

UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2020

We operate entirely on voluntary donations, so our incredible impact in 2020 is all down to the kindness of generous Australians and our fantastic partners. Thank you. 

In 2020, UNICEF Australia supported millions of children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, devastating conflict, natural disasters, and emergencies around the world, providing urgent life-saving assistance. 

Through our long-term international development programs, we worked to improve children’s access to and quality of healthcare, education, clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and provide protection from violence, abuse and neglect. 

Closer to home, our advocacy efforts influenced government policy to create positive impacts for children in Australia and our wider region. 

Download 2020 Annual Report
(PDF, 4.70 MB)

“We never take for granted the generosity
of the Australian public, especially during
times of financial strain. It is with the support
of our community partners and corporate
sponsors that we are able to deliver on
our commitment to reach more children.”
In 2020, UNICEF Australia provided over $12.5 million to support UNICEF’s global programs. We also sent urgent supplies and raised much-needed funds in response to COVID-19 programs in East Asia Pacific and around the world, the Beirut port explosions in Lebanon, the Southeast Asia floods, Cyclone Harold in Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga) and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. 

Our impact in the region

UNICEF Australia directly supported 23 priority programs in the Asia Pacific region, across child survival, early childhood development, child protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). These programs save lives and ensure some of the most disadvantaged children in our region have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. 

Our impact in Australia

In 2020, we accelerated our domestic program and advocacy work to help the most vulnerable and marginalised children. Our three priority areas,  investing in the early years, adolescent potential and wellbeing and children in crisis enabled us to reach communities and families in need 

Our Young Ambassadors consulted with thousands of young people across the country and provided them the opportunity to raise their views with key decision makers and produced recommendations aimed at strengthening government policy. 


Please see UNICEF Australia’s annual report for a more detailed overview on how we work, where donations are spent and the extraordinary results your support achieved for children in 2020. 

Thank you for helping us to protect the world's children, no matter what. 

Download the 2020 report



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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2019 Download 2019 Annual Report
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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2018 Download 2018 Annual Report
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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2017 Download 2017 Annual Report
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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2016 Download 2016 Annual Report
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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2015 Download 2015 Annual Report
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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2014 Download 2014 Annual Report
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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2013 Download 2013 Annual Report
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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2012 Download 2012 Annual Report
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UNICEF Australia Annual Report 2010 Download 2010 Annual Report
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