Globally, the cost of living is on the rise. The war in Ukraine and climate change is exacerbating the increasing global food and fuel prices.
Watch this short video that explains why this is affecting millions of children across the world:
Price rises are impacting children right now
What is RUTF? There are many types of Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food, one is a peanut based paste. It’s not ordinary peanut butter. It’s called Plumpy’Nut®. Find out more.
With over 10 million children suffering from the worst climate-induced drought in the Horn of Africa, UNICEF needs your support. Together we can ensure every child suffering from malnutrition receives life-saving treatment now.
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13 Oct 2022
Four things you need to know about the looming famine in the Horn of Africa
“An escalating malnutrition crisis is pushing millions of children to the brink of starvation – and unless we do more, that crisis will become a catastrophe.” – Catherine Russell, UNICEF Executive Director
7 Sept 2022
Redefining how we support new mothers in Laos
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30 Aug 2022
Floods devastate one third of Pakistan
Children and families have lost their homes as flood waters wreak havoc. Here’s how UNICEF is responding.
15 July 2022
Powerful photos reveal Ethiopia's worst drought in decades
After three failed consecutive rainy seasons, four countries across the Horn of Africa are experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. Overall, in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, 10 million children need urgent life-saving support, with 1.7 million children severely malnourished across the subregion.
8 July 2022
Access to nutrition education has changed this family’s life
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24 June 2022
These emotional family reunions will give you hope
War and disaster separate thousands of children from their families every year. Here’s how we get them home.
15 June 2022
Why breastfeeding mums deserve our support
Breastfeeding is free, it doesn’t discriminate, it’s safe, it’s supported and backed by a global legal framework. Here’s why women should be supported to breastfeed, and how UNICEF is rising to the global challenge of helping women combine work and child-rearing.
22 May 2022
Refugee Photos: Then and Now
The photographs captured by our teams in Ukraine and neighbouring countries echo images from 75 years ago when UNICEF was founded to support and protect children in the aftermath of World War II.
19 May 2022
It's 2022, so why are there still malnourished children in this world?
Although it is rarely listed as the direct cause, malnutrition is estimated to contribute to more than one third of all child deaths globally. Yet, the world has more than enough food to go around.
18 May 2022
This is what it takes to be a humanitarian worker
How far would you go to make a child smile? 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.