Humanitarian workers are at the heart of everything we achieve for children at UNICEF. They work in some of the world’s most remote and dangerous places. But no matter the challenges, we’re always there for children.
Find out what it takes to be one of UNICEF’s humanitarian heroes.
Would you work from a cold bunker to protect children forced to flee their homes?
Australian James Elder is no stranger to sheltering in bunkers or walking for hours in the freezing cold. As a UNICEF spokesperson, James is on the frontlines of some of the world’s biggest emergencies to tell children’s stories.
Most recently he was in Ukraine and neighbouring countries where our teams are providing life-saving support to families forced to flee. Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have been forced to leave their homes, with many families separated along their journey.
"Encounters with people who I would
otherwise never have met keep me going."