Our impact in 2019: a snapshot of our results for children
UNICEF operates in over 190 countries and territories in some of the world’s toughest locations to reach the children who are most at risk and most in need.
In 2019, UNICEF Australia supported millions of children affected by 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 2019 Annual Report
(PDF, 2.50 MB)
“I can’t thank our donors enough for
supporting this vital work. Thank you for
choosing to be there for children in need,
ensuring they not only survive, but thrive.”
In 2019, UNICEF Australia provided over $13 million to support UNICEF’s global programs. We also sent expert humanitarians and raised much-needed funds in response to the Ebola outbreaks in West and Central Africa, Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, civil war in Syria, measles outbreak in Samoa, and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
565,000 children provided with life-saving safe water in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
653,000 children under the age of five screened for severe acute malnutrition in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
115,500 doses of measles vaccines with required diluent, syringes and safety boxes delivered to Samoa.
Our impact in the region
UNICEF Australia directly supports numerous priority programs in the Asia Pacific region, across child protection and survival, water, sanitation and hygiene, and early childhood development. These programs save lives and ensure some of the most disadvantaged children in our region have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
30,000 children supported accessing child protection services.
18,800 students in 62 schools provided with improved sanitation and hygiene.
751,000 people directly benefitted from child survival programs.
Our impact in Australia
In 2019, UNICEF Australia 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.
87 young people from drought affected areas attended the NSW Youth Summit to discuss the impact of drought on young Australians.
Provided technical advice to the Australian Government on matters including alternatives to youth detention, raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility, and Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program.
Eight young Australians travelled to Canberra to meet with 50 politicians and discuss the findings of the A Climate for Change: 2019 Young Ambassador 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 2019.
Previous years’ annual reports
Download 2018 Annual Report
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Download 2017 Annual Report
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Download 2016 Annual Report
(PDF, 4.9 MB)
Download 2016 Financial Report
(PDF, 6.4 MB)
Download 2015 Annual Report
(PDF, 6.3 MB)
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(PDF, 1.7 MB)
Download 2014 Annual Report
(PDF, 7.7 MB)
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(PDF, 1.9 MB)
Download 2013 Annual Report
(PDF, 4.4 MB)
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(PDF, 359 KB)
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(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)
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(PDF, 7 MB)
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(PDF, 3.4 MB)
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(PDF, 2.1 MB)
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(PDF, 4.3 MB)