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Did you know 1 in 14 children face a humanitarian crisis? And that number is growing. 

In emergencies children suffer first and most, making them vulnerable to disease, malnutrition and violence. When an emergency strikes, UNICEF is there, delivering life-saving help to children in just 48 hours in more than 190 countries.   

But we can only do this because of our Global Parents.  Will you help children in need by becoming a Global Parent today? 

By starting a monthly gift, you’ll become a UNICEF Global Parent and help reach children as soon as an emergency hits with medical supplies, safe drinking water and life-saving therapeutic food. 

UNICEF is 100 per cent donor funded and has helped save more lives than any other humanitarian organisation. From war in Ukraine to malnutrition in Afghanistan, your generous contribution can ensure that UNICEF is always there, for children, acting quickly, whenever and wherever needed.  

Sign up today to help 

  • Keep extra supplies in areas where emergencies are likely to occur because of climate conditions or political instability. 
  • Plan ahead and be ready, knowing that we have the funds ready to invest in long-term solutions to make a lasting impact for children.  
  • Respond to children's needs, giving them safe spaces to play, learn and receive medical support at a moment's notice when crises happen. 

UNICEF can ship supplies to anywhere in the world  in 48 hours. The ongoing support of our Global Parents help us to respond at a moment's notice.

What impact could my monthly donation make?​ 

In 2021 our Global Parents helped us respond to 483 new and ongoing crises in 153 countries. With their support we could reach:


people with access to safe water and basic sanitation (2018-2021)*


children with services to prevent malnutrition*


children out-of-school with access to learning materials*

*Source: UNICEF Annual Report 2021

You will be helping children like Parwana 

A young girl is sucking a sachet of therapeutic food.
4-year-old Parwana, who suffers from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), is fed by her mother with a therapeutic food packet to help her recover.
© UNICEF/UN0555567/Bidel

After fleeing conflict in Afghanistan, Parwana was diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). UNICEF has provided life-saving therapeutic food to help her recover. 
She is one of an estimated 1 million children in Afghanistan who need urgent treatment. Since August 2021, there has been a 5 per cent increase in SAM cases across the country. Children’s nutrition needs have increased following recent political upheaval, and as the economy struggles, more people suffer the consequences.  
By becoming a monthly donor today, you can help UNICEF be there before, during and after an emergency, and continue to support children like Parwana in Afghanistan and beyond.  

Become a Monthly Donor

For every child in crisis.

What do I get for being a Global Parent? 

  • Being part of a passionate community of champions for children. 
  • Exclusive tickets to events and webinars with UNICEF field-workers and partners. 
  • Regular updates on the impact of your donations on the lives of children. 
  • An annual tax statement. 

    How do we use each dollar donated?

  • 82¢
    last year, 82 cents went directly to program expenditure and community education, including long-term development and emergency response work.
  • 13¢
    last year, 13 cents covered the essential costs of raising public awareness and fundraising to generate more support for UNICEF’s work.
  • 5¢
    last year, 5 cents were spent on UNICEF Australia’s accountability and administration.

Become a Monthly Donor

For every child in crisis.