Global Parent- A group of students walk into the newly constructed latrines at Mawlana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi School in Mazar-i-Sharīf, Balkh Province, Afghanistan

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Long-term and impactful change for children - on a scale like no other!

We get things done and we never give up - but it's your regular donations that help us keep fighting the good fight. From the ground floor up, we're seeing through life-changing projects and programmes that tackle the root cause of problems affecting children's present and future. 

We may be the world’s largest children’s charity but we don't work in isolation. To better understand the unique needs of every child we work closely with families, communities and governments in over 190 countries - using kiwi's generous monthly donations to plan for the big picture! 

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Vaccines

By giving

$35 NZD

/month

you could protect 50 children against deadly measles.

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DONATE MONTHLY

Why a monthly donation?

For over 75 years we’ve worked to deliver lasting change for children as well as addressing their immediate needs. To move from emergency response to investing, implementing, maintaining, and scaling-up sustainable, innovative solutions requires a steady pool of donations.

Just as donors would carefully plan how much they're able to give monthly, we're strategically mapping out how every dollar can make long-term positive change for kids - for generations to come!

Global parent- A group of students talk and laugh near the UNICEF-installed water tank at Mawlana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi School in Mazar-i-Sharīf, Balkh Province, Afghanistan.

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Together we're creating
lasting impact by improving
and strengthening

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The potential of
what we can do
with your donations
is unlimited!

See the incredible future you're helping to build for kids around the world.

This is just a glimpse of what long-term innovation looks like in our WATER work!

Global Parent- 3 innovative ways UNICEF is creating sustainable access to water for children

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Education:
Building endless opportunity

We want your donations to be invested in the most innovative ideas that will stand the test of time. These clean green plastic schools really fit the brief.

UNICEF Côte d'Ivoire teamed up with a Colombian social enterprise to transform plastic waste into safe and sustainable materials used to build schools.

This construction method is literally strengthening the foundations of a successful education system while tackling the mounting issue of plastic production and waste management. It's a ground breaking, low-cost and durable solution to solve the classrooms urgently needed in Côte d’Ivoire.

Children are very happy with the construction of their new classes made of plastic bricks, in Sakassou, a village in the center of Côte d'Ivoire.

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Health:
A giant step forwards

Every year UNICEF send around 220 million mosquito nets to kids like 3-year-old Fresia in over 120 countries, to protect them from malaria. Now we're rolling out something truly game changing to protect kids from this life-threatening disease.

Over the next two years we'll be delivering 18 million doses of the first-ever malaria vaccine to twelve countries across Africa.

Nearly every minute, a child under 5 years old dies of malaria. For a long time, these deaths have been preventable and treatable - but the roll-out of this vaccine will give children, especially in Africa, an even better chance at surviving.

The future potential for vaccines is unlimited! And we have the receipts to back it up.

Global Parent- 3-year-old Fresia Manrique sits in her room after having been vaccinated against influenza by Nurse Maribel Vilela Grandez from a UNICEF-supported health brigade.

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A history of success

We’ve come so far in the fight against disease over the last two hundred years thanks to one of the most successful and cost effective public health interventions - vaccines. In 1980 we used vaccines to eliminate one of the deadliest diseases in the world, smallpox. Now we're on track to do the same with polio!

Maintaining this progress has only been possible as the largest single vaccine buyer in the world, procuring more than 2 billion doses of vaccines annually for routine immunisation and outbreak response on behalf of nearly 100 countries.

Global Parent- A girl watches a man health worker vaccinate her against smallpox.

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A little girl in India getting her smallpox vaccination in India, 1961.


It's what helped us launch the largest vaccine operation effort in history at the beginning of the pandemic.

Though our job goes beyond providing vaccines. For over 77 years we've lead routine immunisation drives, strengthened supply chains, engaged governments, built vaccine trust and support in communities, maintained affordability, collected data, monitored the spread of disease, and ensured access for even the hardest-to-reach families.

It's regular donations helping us put all these pieces together. And if our history is anything to go by - it's what will help us overcome malaria too!

Global Parent- The second aircraft carrying UNICEF lifesaving medical supplies arrived today in Kabul through the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) Airbridge.

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Our development
milestones in 2022

  • UNICEF constructed 1,855 solar water systems - providing safe water to communities, health-care facilities and schools. Our direct support resulted in 5.4 million people using climate-resilient water systems and 3.2 million using climate-resilient sanitation facilities.

  • 182.4 million children under 5 benefited from services for the early prevention, detection and treatment of child wasting - one of the most visible and lethal type of malnutrition. What's more - 356.3 million children benefited from programmes to prevent undernutrition.

  • UNICEF urged every government to endorse and commit to the RAPID agenda: Reach and retain every child in school; Assess learning levels; Prioritise teaching the fundamentals; Increase catch-up learning and progress beyond what was lost; and Develop psychosocial health and well-being so every child is ready to learn.

  • UNICEF was awarded a $170 million contract to supply the first-ever malaria vaccine. The landmark award will lead to the availability of 18 million doses over the next three years, potentially saving thousands of lives every year. Furthermore 67 countries have integrated mental health services into primary health care, including through school and digital platforms since 2021.
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