for every child, protection

Coronavirus is putting families at risk. Donate now and help stop the infection.

For every child, a childhood

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.


Coronavirus Emergency

Donate now to help protect children and families affected by the growing spread of coronavirus worldwide.


The Greatest Need

Whether facing disasters, conflict or disease – you’ll be giving the most vulnerable children around the world the chance to survive.


Syrian Children’s Crisis

Syrian children's lives have been devastated by war - they need help now. Donate today to provide life-saving assistance.

Child Protection

South Sudan Stolen Childhoods

Help release children from armed forces, reunite them with their families and help them deal with their trauma.


Vaccinate a child

Each year 1.5 million children die from easily preventable diseases. Donate now and provide urgently needed vaccines.


Yemen Children's Crisis

Yemen is one of the worst places to be a child right now. Children urgently need food, water and medicines just to survive.


Pacific Project Champions

Transform the lives of children across the Pacific. Every dollar you donate will be matched up to 9 times its value by NZ Govt!

Featured Stories

Featured stories from New Zealand and around the world

Media releases and reports
UNICEF NZ and The Salvation Army partner to reach families in response to Covid-19
For the first time ever, UNICEF New Zealand is fundraising to support Kiwi children and families impacted by Covid-19.
Our work overseas
What will COVID-19 mean for the Pacific?
"It's even more important that we continue to support children in these communities."

Give Monthly: Become a Global Parent

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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Create a Fundraiser

Go beyond donating. Create your own fundraising campaigns supporting any appeal of your choice. Bring together the support of your network, family, friends, and colleagues.

With your very own fundraising page and team pages, you can collect donations online. It's so easy, takes two minutes to set up.


Countries/Territories where your donations help children


Saving Lives, Building Futures

The UNICEF New Zealand 2018 Annual Report highlights the impact for children we were able to achieve thanks to our donors, partners and supporters.The report includes details on our programmes in the Pacific, support for international emergencies, domestic advocacy, how the donations have been spent and the financial statements from 2018.

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Are we doing enough to protect the health, environment and futures of our Kiwi kids? The latest @WHO , @UNICEF , @TheLancet report says NO. Children have a right to be protected. #FutureChild

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No single country is providing children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: finding from landmark report convened by @WHO, @unicef & @TheLancet calling for a new global movement driven by and for children #FutureChild

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Duolingo has more than 300 million users around the world, largely learning languages like English, Spanish or French. But in recent years the company has been working to help revive native languages, and te reo Māori is next.

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