Children's Emergency Fund
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Two siblings are among an estimated 16,000 displaced people living in the camp of Mungote in DR Congo due to heavy fighting. UNICEF is trucking safe drinking water to camps, building latrines to help prevent outbreaks of cholera and dysentery and helping care for children separated from their families.
Children in emergenciesWant to help, but don't know where your money is best spent?
Then donate to our Emergency Fund. You'll help children struck by natural disaster, conflict, war or famine.
You will save children's lives, reunite lost children with their families, care for those orphaned and counsel the traumatised.
You will help us respond to over 200 emergencies every year and will help us deliver vital aid within 48 hours of an emergency.
Please donate to UNICEF's Emergency Fund now using the form on the right.
You'll save children in emergencies like:
Conflict in DarfurThe "world's greatest humanitarian crisis," says UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Mukesh Kapila. That was in March 2004 and the situation is still dire.
500,000 people have died due to violence and disease and 2.6 million people have been internally displaced since 2003. Hunger, violence, disease, rape, the recruitment of child soldiers all continue to be chronic problems affecting women and children.
Darfur comes in and out of media focus, but UNICEF remains to give children the protection they so desperately need.
GLOBAL FOOD CRISISRising food costs have trapped tens of millions of children and their families in a downward spiral of poverty and destitution. The crisis has been caused by increased food demand from newly-rich nations, rising production costs from soaring oil prices, pressure to convert land to bio-fuel production and disruption to harvests caused by climate change.
UNICEF is setting up more emergency therapeutic feeding centres for malnourished children. We are distributing life-saving therapeutic food. And we're working with communities to find long-term solutions and to be resilient to food shortages.
All this is possible because of the fantastic support of our Emergency Fund.
Indonesia - Tsunami and EarthquakesIndonesia was hit with double natural disasters in 2010 - an earthquake in the West Sumatra province and the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi in Central Java. UNICEF is working closely with Government of Indonesia partners to provide emergency assistance for children.
UNICEF is providing 6,000 bed nets to protect families against malaria, and is also providing water containers and hygiene kits to meet the needs of up to 4,500 families displaced from their homes.
None of this would have been possible without generous donations to our Emergency Fund, which allows us to react with urgency.You can help us make a difference to these vulnerable children. Please donate now using the form on the right.