The Greatest Need

Deliver hope in an emergency - when kids need it most.

How does UNICEF respond to disasters?

Every moment counts in an emergency. That's why UNICEF has developed the global reach and huge partner network to help us deliver life-saving supplies like clean water, medical supplies and treatment for malnutrition to children and families - anywhere in the world - in under 48 hours. By foot, boat, truck, plane or drone; no matter where they are, we'll deliver hope when kids need it most.

When you donate to help UNICEF respond to an emergency, your support reaches children fast and lasts long after the headlines fade. We work with families, communities and governments in over 190 countries. We don’t just respond to over 300 emergencies every year- we also try to holistically solve the root causes of the big problems affecting kids in the greatest need. We don't leave a crisis zone until we've built the long-lasting solutions to problems children and their communities face. Until we’ve helped them prepare for a future filled with hope. And we’ve been doing it for 75 years. Join us today.

Here's just a glimpse of our impact and reach!

Essential Emergency Supplies:



Clean Water

Clean Water





Warm Clothing

Warm Clothing

Why make a regular donation?

UNICEF gets things done and we do whatever it takes for kids - and we need your regular help to keep fighting the good fight. Although we’re part of the United Nations, we’re entirely funded by donations.

Regular donations allow us to build up a pool of flexible resources – allowing up to quickly and effectively respond to crises. It also means we can invest in long-term development that support the world’s most vulnerable children and their communities - meaning the difference between a life of poverty and one of opportunity. That’s why we get up each and every day. We know times are tough, but if you can, please become a regular donor today and help us deliver hope to children when they need it most.

How does the rapid response work?

UNICEF works around the clock to deliver pre-positioned life-saving supplies anywhere within 48 hours from a network of supply hubs around the globe. Our supply and logistics headquarters in Copenhagen, is home to the largest humanitarian warehouse in the world – letting us rapidly respond to any crisis. Because we have a presence in 190 countries, we’re already there to jump into action when a disaster hits, and stay long after to help children and their communities recover.

As with any emergency or crisis in today’s world, support from the community plays a critical role in our rapid responses to help the children and families caught in devastating emergencies.. Help make sure we’re ready to act in any situation to give every child an equal chance to survive and thrive. Help give kids hope for a better future.

Donations delivering hope in Ukraine

UNICEF has been in Ukraine for 25 years and we’re still there working day and night to scale up support. The war is having a devastating impact on the country’s 7.5 million children, with humanitarian emergency needs multiplying by the hour. Thanks to amazing donors, we’ve been able to continue saving lives and rapidly scale up our critical support; distributing emergency supplies, medical equipment, water, food, blankets, and warm clothes to suffering children and families.

  • UNICEF and partners have distributed life-saving health and critical medical supplies for nearly 3.8 million women and children.
  • We’ve provided safe water for over 3.1 million people living in areas where networks have been damaged or destroyed.

In neighbouring countries, UNICEF has activated 37 'Blue Dot' safe spaces to provide crucial support to families on the move. Our teams are helping to identify unaccompanied and separated children and focus on family reunification and protection. You can help us continue making a life-saving difference for kids in Ukraine with regular donations.

(Source: 2021 Annual Report)

HEALTH - 22.4 million children and women receiving essential health care services in UNICEF supported facilities.

NUTRITION - 2.4 million children with severe acute malnutrition admitted for treatment.

WASH - 34 million people accessing a sufficient quantity of safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene.

EDUCATION - 110.7 million children accessing formal or non-formal education, including early learning.

CHILD PROTECTION - 5 million children and caregivers accessing mental health and psychosocial support.

(Source: 2021 Annual Report)

HEALTH - 62.1 million children immunised against measles.

NUTRITION - 7.2 million children treated for severe acute malnutrition.

WASH - 53.4 million people have access to enough safe water for drinking and domestic needs.

EDUCATION - 77.1 million children have access to formal or non-formal education, including early learning.

CHILD PROTECTION - 27.9 million children and caregivers have access to mental health and psychosocial support.


Day-in and day-out, we work in some of the world's toughest places to reach the children and young people who are most at risk and most in need.

We are UNICEF. We stand for every child, everywhere. And we never give up. Join us and become a regular donor today.

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