for every child, a childhood

In this dangerous world, we need to carry on protecting and saving children – even after we’re gone. Request a legacy booklet to find out more.

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

Rohingya Children’s Monsoon Emergency

Rohingya children survived extreme violence, but now they face a danger they can’t escape: monsoon season unprotected.

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.

Emergency

Yemen Children's Crisis

Violent conflict in Yemen has taken a devastating toll on children. They desperately need food, clean water and protection.

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

Hidden in the ghettos, scattered on the outskirts of this ancient turmeric-coloured city, and milling about in centres are hundreds of migrants, stranded, with dashed hopes and unfulfilled dreams.

Having escaped persecution in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are now at risk from the wild storms hammering the region.

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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.

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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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