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.
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.
Emergency supplies such as WASH kits, emergency health kits and recreational kits delivered in Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands in the aftermath of Cyclone Harold.
4,146 outpatient therapeutic feeding programs supported nationwide in Yemen.
365,000 children vaccinated against measles and polio, thanks to the 1.7 million doses of vaccines that were saved from after the explosion in Lebanon.
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.
31,099 children supported with access to child protection services.
59,965 students in 219 schools provided with clean water.
788,689 people directly benefitted from child survival programs.
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.
12,200 children affected by the 2019/2020 bushfires have been assisted by our Back to School Program
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under the age of five in remote communities with early childhood education program, Indi Kindi, in partnership with the Moriarty Foundation.
Our Young Ambassadors travelled to Canberra to meet with more than 50 politicians and discuss the findings of the Children’s Voices in a Changing World report.
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.
Previous years’ annual reports
Download 2019 Annual Report
(PDF, 2.6 MB)
Download 2018 Annual Report
(PDF, 2.6 MB)
Download 2017 Annual Report
(PDF, 2.6 MB)
Download 2016 Annual Report
(PDF, 4.9 MB)
Download 2016 Financial Report
(PDF, 6.4 MB)
Download 2015 Annual Report
(PDF, 6.3 MB)
Download 2015 Financial Report
(PDF, 1.7 MB)
Download 2014 Annual Report
(PDF, 7.7 MB)
Download 2014 Financial Report
(PDF, 1.9 MB)
Download 2013 Annual Report
(PDF, 4.4 MB)
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(PDF, 359 KB)
Download 2012 Annual Report
(PDF, 5.2 MB)
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(PDF, 1.5 MB)
Download 2011 Annual Report
(PDF, 2 MB)
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(PDF, 1.4 MB)
Download 2010 Annual Report
(PDF, 7 MB)
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(PDF, 3.4 MB)
Download 2009 Annual Report
(PDF, 2.1 MB)
Download 2009 Financial Report
(PDF, 4.3 MB)