UNICEF is determined to prevent an outbreak of polio in Iraq. We’re acting urgently in high-risk areas like Mosul where children trapped under ISIL’s rule haven’t been vaccinated in two years. As they escape into crowded camps, we’re racing to vaccinate every child and prevent the kind of outbreaks that can grip a nation in crisis. Across the country, we’ll help immunise 5.9 million children against the threat of polio this year.
Be there for children in crisis and beyond
In Iraq, Syria and all around the world, crisis and poverty rob children of their right to learn, play and grow up healthy. UNICEF is working to reach every child who needs us but our teams and resources are stretched to the limit. For too many children, time is running out.
Your monthly gift can make an immediate and lasting impact. With regular support, UNICEF can keep teams on the ground to support children in conflict, meeting urgent needs for health care, nutrition and education. Reliable funds help UNICEF give children safe spaces to play, learn and receive psychosocial support, whether they're in war zones, refugee camps or new homes. Your ongoing support would help UNICEF plan ahead and be on the ground as soon as emergency strikes.