"Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist. I have seen the miracle of water which UNICEF has helped to make a reality for a village in Central America, where for centuries young girls and women had to walk for miles to get water. Now they have clean drinking water near their homes. Water is life and clean water now means health for the children of this village."
Hepburn received the United States' Presidential Medal of Freedom in December 1992. During that year, though ill with cancer, she continued her work for UNICEF, travelling to Somalia, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France and the United States.
Help Audrey’s legacy live on
Children in today’s emergencies are just like young Audrey Hepburn – they have a bright future ahead of them and the right to a good childhood now.
Audrey Hepburn was dedicated to helping UNICEF build a better world for children. Today, her legacy continues through donors delivering the life-saving aid Audrey received as a child. You can join that proud, growing community as a UNICEF Global Parent.
All it takes is a small, ongoing gift to protect a child in danger and help them grow up safe and healthy.
“Let us never forget those children who do
not know peace, who do not know joy and do
not smile. It is for these children that I speak,
children who cannot speak for themselves.”
- Audrey Hepburn
By signing up with a monthly gift, our Global Parents make a beautiful commitment: that wherever a child is born and whatever comes their way, we'll give them a life, a chance, a choice.
Please sign up today and make your first gift for the children who need us most.