Ongoing conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan have endangered children’s lives. And with a harsh winter approaching, they need help now more than ever.


Help reach children in conflict with
life-saving theraputic food

In Afghanistan, the dire economic situation and food insecurity is pushing families further into poverty. Half of the country's children under five are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition, and 1 million are at risk of dying without immediate treatment. 

Although millions of children have been reached by UNICEF’s fearless delivery service, many more are still waiting. UNICEF has 75 years of experience delivering life-saving supplies in more than 190 countries. In Afghanistan, our teams have a presence in every region and we will stay and deliver for children, no matter what.  
But we can't do it alone. By becoming a Global Parent, and starting to donate every month, you can help shape a better future for a child.  

For just $30 a month, you could help to send life-saving therapeutic food to
children in need. 

Become a Global Parent

1st donation taken immediately, then 15th of each month. Cancel anytime.

After fleeing conflict, Parwana was diagnosed as suffering from severe acute malnutrition. UNICEF has provided life-saving therapeutic food to help her recover. © UNICEF/UN0551776/ | © UNICEF/UN0555567/Bidel

Malika is one of 14 million people now facing acute food insecurity in Afghanistan. Her family fled their home due to the recent conflict and found safety in the west of Afghanistan.   

As the only breadwinner of her family, Malika earns just $0.5 per kilogram by weaving yarn from fleece. Her daughter Parwana is suffering from severe acute malnutrition because they cannot afford enough food.   

By become a monthly donor today, you could help to deliver life-saving therapeutic food, and protect the futures of children, no matter where they live.   

Now, with the country’s bitter winter months ahead, children face yet another risk to their wellbeing.  

Temperatures can fall as low as -12.1°C, but too many children lack adequate clothing to keep them warm and dry, and live in shelters that do not protect against the cold, wind and rain. 
Support Children like Parwana

1st donation taken immediately, then 15th of each month. Cancel anytime.


What do I get for being a Global Parent?

a passionate community of Global Parents
Being part of a passionate community of champions for children
Tickets to exclusive events and webinars
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


What impact could my monthly donation make?

In 2021, Global Parents helped UNICEF respond to the urgent needs of children in conflict and affected by the spread of COVID-19. Our Global Parents helped us to provide assistance in new and ongoing humanitarian emergencies across 149 countries. 


a passionate community of Global Parents
22.4 million children and women received essential health care services.
Tickets to exclusive events and webinars
34 million more people accessed safe water.
More than 110 million children accessed education, including early learning.
2.4 million children treated for severe acute malnutrition.
We still need more Global Parents to help fearlessly deliver UNICEF boxes of life-saving supplies. For just $30 a month, you could help to send life-saving therapeutic food. No child is too far or too hard to reach.  
Every delivery is much more than supplies. It is a box of opportunity – a future for a child where they not only survive, but thrive.  
Become a Global Parent

1st donation taken immediately, then 15th of each month. Cancel anytime.

Your monthly support will help UNICEF deliver life-saving supplies, including therapeutic food, to children in Afghanistan and around the world, wherever the need is greatest. Generous donations from our monthly donors also help facilitate long-term programs for children in the 190 countries that UNICEF works in. 

Together we can
Deliver futures for children

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All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. ABN 35 060 581 437. Calculate your potential tax benefit here.

If you'd prefer to make your donation over the phone, please call our Supporter Relations team on 1300 884 233.

This is how we use your donation

82 cents was a contribution to children, either supporting our international and domestic programs or community education on children's issues within Australia.

6 cents were spent on UNICEF Australia’s accountability, administration and reserves.

12 cents per dollar from funds raised by the public went to investing in further growing fundraising in Australia, to increase our impact for children.

Percentages shown as a proportion of operating expenditure which excludes non-monetary expenditure and fundraising costs funded through UNICEF grants. UNICEF Australia’s contribution to children includes funds to international and domestic programs, together with local program support costs and community education expenditure which informs and educates Australians on child rights.

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When will my donation be deducted?
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Your first donation will be deducted the day you sign up to be a Global Parent. Subsequent donations will be deducted on the 15th of every month, or the nearest business day.
Why is it better to become a Global Parent than to give a single donation?
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We count on your monthly donation to be able to plan ahead and continue to provide support to children in need all around the world. When you pledge to donate monthly, you enable us to:
  • More effectively plan our upcoming work, knowing that we have the funds ready to invest in long-term solutions and make a lasting impact for children
  • Have extra supplies ready in areas where emergencies are likely to occur because of climate conditions or political instability
  • Respond to children’s needs wherever it is most urgently required at the time
How much of my donation is spent on UNICEF’s program work for children?
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UNICEF’s approach is to use low-cost, highly effective solutions that work dramatically to improve children’s lives. For every dollar donated by the Australian public in 2018:
  • 63 cents went directly to program expenditure, including long-term development and emergency response work across both domestic and international programs and community education.
  • 29 cents per dollar from funds raised by the public went to investing in further growing fundraising in Australia to benefit more children across the world. UNICEF Australia reinvests our supporters' generous donations to grow more funds, meaning that more funds are able to be remitted to the field to support our work with children. 
  • 8 cents was spent on UNICEF Australia's accountability, administration and reserves. UNICEF Australia is in the lowest percentile of our peer organisations in terms of money spent on administrative costs. 
For more information on where donations go, and where they come from, please see our latest annual report
How can I stop, pause or update my monthly donation?
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Thank you for your support, especially in times of global crisis. Global Parents like you are the reason why UNICEF can quickly reach the world’s most vulnerable children with the support they need, when they need it. However, we understand that things change, so we’d like to take this opportunity to support you.

We offer the ability to update, cancel or pause your donation for three months so that you can continue to impact children’s lives when you are in the situation to do so again. Just contact our friendly Sydney-based team at with the subject line ‘Global Parent Gift Change’. In your email, include your supporter ID number and let us know how you'd like to update your gift.

You can also contact us by calling 1300 134 071, but please be aware that we are experiencing high call volumes at the moment and it may take us longer to respond to your call. If mail is your only option, our mailing address is: PO Box 488, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230.
What will I get for becoming a Global Parent?
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  • Being part of a passionate community of champions for children building a brighter future
  • Invitations to exclusive events and webinars to meet with UNICEF field-workers, or beneficiaries
  • Regular updates to see the impact your donations are having on the lives of children
  • An annual statement to assist in tax preparation


UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working to protect and improve the lives of every child in over 190 countries.