UNICEF responds to 250 emergencies every year. When disaster strikes, our teams act quickly to deliver life-saving food, clean water, medicines and psychological support to children and families. In emergencies, UNICEF can:
- Deliver essential supplies to prevent malnutrition and illness. In Afghanistan, we have provided children and women with nutrition and safe water, and cared for children who had been separated from their families.
- Help new mothers give birth safely and protect their newborns. In Ukraine, we’ve given health professionals midwifery kits to ensure safe deliveries for 13,500 babies.
- Protect children from deadly disease outbreaks. In Burundi, we’ve reached some 160,000 people with information to keep them safe from deadly outbreaks of cholera.
- Supply life-saving clean, safe water to children in crisis. UNICEF has helped almost 3 million people in Yemen access clean drinking water.
- Keep children in school and safe from violence. In Iraq, we’ve set up temporary learning spaces, ensuring more than 200,000 children who are out of school continue to receive an education.
- Provide psychosocial support for traumatised children and families. In Nigeria, we’ve provided psychosocial support to more than 42,000 children, helping them cope with the distressing effects of the conflict.
UNICEF leads in times of emergency. When conflict and extreme weather force children into danger, you can make sure no child is forgotten. Please give to where the need is greatest today. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
By donating today, you’ll help children in crisis through UNICEF Australia’s directly supported programs in countries like Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea and Myanmar.