for every child, a childhood

Right now, more than 11 million children are in danger in Yemen. They desperately need food, water
and medical supplies.

UNICEF’s work

Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF defends the rights of children and young people.

Current Causes

Donate to UNICEF's current appeals and causes. Your donation goes a long way.

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Help children all around the world survive and thrive, no matter where they are.

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what we do

We Protect

UNICEF is the leading agency supporting children in need through natural disasters war and other disruptions.

UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965

Of every dollar over 87% goes directly to help children

We Advocate

UNICEF advocates for issues such as child rights, safety, protection, education to raise healthy future citizens.

We Empower

UNICEF works with NGOs and Governments around the globe to empower the future citizens of the planet.

We collaborate with governments to empower children

Current causes

Learn more about our current appeals and priority projects.

Emergency

Children’s Hunger Crisis

No child should die from hunger. Will you help give children desperately needed food?

Emergency

Rohingya Children’s Monsoon Emergency

It's been one year since Rohingya children lost their homes, HELP make sure they don't lose their childhoods.

Emergency

Syrian Children’s Crisis

Syrian children have suffered through seven years of horrific war. With no end in sight, they need help now more than ever.

Health

Vaccinate a Child

Right now, one child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable disease. But your desperately needed support can save a child's life.

Featured Stories

Featured stories from New Zealand and around the world

Eight-year-old Bassam and his family have been running from war for five years, only to have it chase them every step of the way

My bags and I are heading to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh — the largest refugee settlement in the world

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Help children all around the world survive and thrive, no matter where they are. When you set up a regular donation, you become part of our long-term commitment to keeping the world’s most vulnerable children safe.

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Over 87% of every dollar goes directly to help children.

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Saving Lives, Building Futures

UNICEF NZ helps save and protect the world's most vulnerable children. UNICEF NZ is a registered charity with the New Zealand Charities Commission (registration CC35979), making all donations tax refundable.

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As you read this, children are going hungry and dying of malnutrition. Let's save these lives, together. https://t.co/Gg9WlJjl0L

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Hutt City Council is proud to lead the Capital Stars programme. A mentoring programme that connects kids from schools with local, elite sporting legends. To find out how your school can get involved, please contact Marsha Chiet on 04 560 0316 or marsha.chiet@huttcity.govt.nz

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Here's a #WednesdayMotivation article! #soccer player Ben Sigmund ⚽️ 🇳🇿 played for the @NZ_Football and the @WgtnPhoenixFC. As a child he was called "chubby" and "fat". In collaboration with @HuttCityCouncil. https://t.co/ephDuCFnEJ.

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We this photo of Mums and babies at a #breastfeeding celebration in #Ethiopia. #ForEveryChild, a healthy.

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The Taliauli children from 'Eua, #Tonga, standing in front of a tree knocked over by #CycloneGita. Getting kids back into education is key. Unicef is there to help Child

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The world has failed the #children of #Syria many times. The world cannot keep failing Syria's children.

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