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

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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

Yemen Children's Crisis

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

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.

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

It is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, and yet most people wouldn’t have heard of it, let alone being able to locate it on a map.

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.

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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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