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Right now, children around the world are enduring devastating losses and uncertain futures caused by natural disasters and ongoing conflicts. 

From ongoing emergencies in Gaza, Ukraine, and Sudan to countries impacted by natural disasters like Syria and Türkiye, millions of children’s lives are being turned upside down by destruction, loss and uncertainty. In all emergencies, it is children who suffer first and the most. These crises are destroying access to food, clean water, shelter and healthcare, leaving children and families vulnerable to malnutrition, disease and unsafe living conditions.  

"From natural disasters to wars and conflicts, the number of children in desperate need of humanitarian assistance is unprecedented."

James Elder, UNICEF Spokesperson

Clean Water

In countries experiencing conflict and natural disasters like Sudan and Haiti, children without clean purified water are at risk of malnutrition and face a heightened risk of catching waterborne diseases such as cholera.


Children in places like Gaza, Yemen, and Papua New Guinea face the threat of malnutrition as the result of natural disasters, conflict and poverty, which can have lifelong impacts on their physical and cognitive development.


In countries like Ukraine and Syria, ongoing conflicts and disasters have disrupted children’s access to education, which can create considerable barriers to employment and leave a lasting impact on their lives.

UNICEF is working around the clock to urgently deliver life-changing supplies and services for every child before, during and after emergencies, including water purification tablets, ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), and education. With your generous donation, we can ensure that more children survive and give them hope for the future. 

Donate to Children in Crisis

With your tax-deductible donation, UNICEF can provide essential support to children in crisis, from Gaza to Ukraine and beyond.

A woman smiles as she holds her twin infants, who are eating sachets of ready-to-use therapeutic food.
Arafa Musa cuddles her twin daughters Mawada and Mushtaha while waiting for their review at a health facility in Sudan. Both children are enrolled in the UNICEF-supported outpatient therapeutic program for malnutrition care and treatment.
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In places like Gaza and Sudan, conflict is pushing children and families to the brink. Your gift can make a difference. 

A devastating number of emergencies are unfolding around the world, pushing families to the brink as they fight for survival. Children and their families are being displaced, often multiple times. Every day, they are facing immense hardship, from losing loved ones to not being able to access essentials like clean water, health care and education. Malnutrition is also on the rise, with millions of children living in conditions that are at high risk of famine in places like Gaza, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.    

As war rages in the Gaza Strip, people already devastated by continuous bombardment, displacement and violence are now on the brink of famine, with 90 per cent of the population experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity. 

In Sudan, a country that has been impacted by a civil war since April 2023, is witnessing a severe increase in malnutrition cases, particularly among children who have been displaced by the conflict. Without treatment, over 700,000 children with severe acute malnutrition are at high risk of not surviving. 

Around the world, crises are having a catastrophic impact on children and their families. But you can help us make a difference to their lives. When an emergency strikes, UNICEF is on the ground, working alongside our partners to deliver lifesaving support to children and families, even after the crisis has faded from the headlines. Your donation can help us reach children in desperate need. 

Donate to Children in Crisis

With your tax-deductible donation, UNICEF can provide essential support to children in crisis, from Gaza to Ukraine and beyond.

How will my donation help children? 

Your gift will help our teams on the ground reach more children and families around the world, wherever the need is greatest. From ready-to-use therapeutic food and water purification tablets to tents and educational supplies, tax-deductible donations like yours could help us provide immediate, lifesaving assistance to every child, no matter who they are or where they live. Your donation today could: 

  • Help provide water purification tablets, each able to create up to five litres of clean drinking water.  
  • Help provide sachets of Plumpy’Nut®, ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to help children recover from malnutrition. 
  • Help provide kits of educational boxes. Each kit can help up to 30 children in crisis continue to learn.

With a monthly donation, you can make an even bigger impact by giving children in emergencies the ongoing support needed to rebuild their futures. 


    How do we use each dollar donated?

  • 82¢
    last year, 82 cents of every dollar donated went to our emergency response work in the field and helped us to be there for children before, during and after emergencies around the world.
  • 18¢
    last year, 18 cents in every dollar were invested in raising public awareness; fundraising to grow our impact for children and in essential accountability and administration work.

Your gift will support children impacted by emergencies and crises around the world. If you choose to donate monthly, your gift will support UNICEF's work where the need is greatest. Find out more about our financial management in our annual report.   

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