for every child, a childhood

A devastating earthquake and tsunami has struck
Indonesia. Children urgently need your
help to survive.

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.

Natural Disaster

Indonesia Earthquake-Tsunami Disaster

A horrific earthquake and tsunami has devastated Indonesia. Children are in danger and urgently need your help.


Yemen Children's Crisis

Children in Yemen are hovering between life and death. They urgently need nutrition and other life-saving aid.


Syrian Winter Appeal

Syrian children face a freezing winter with no way of keeping warm. Donate now and give children life-saving blankets and winter clothing.


Children’s Hunger Crisis

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

Featured Stories

Featured stories from New Zealand and around the world

Syrian refugee women are using their skills to help children survive winter.

Children and their families are living in basic conditions, lacking warm clothes, blankets or heating.


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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and spread awareness. Stand with us.

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.


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


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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