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UNICEF’s work is 100% donor funded. We rely on the generosity of people like you to deliver life-saving help and supplies to kids in 192 countries and territories around the world.

Latest emergencies

Ongoing work

A woman carrying a small child waits to board an evacuation train at the railway station in Lviv, in Ukraine's westernmost corner, near the Polish border.


Ukraine Emergency

For children in Ukraine, it’s now been more than two years since their childhoods stopped and the fear, danger and suffering began. Millions of kids have been forced to flee their homes, and those left behind are struggling without clean water, sanitation, healthcare and education. We know times are tough – but we’re asking Kiwis to please give deep to help us continue supporting Ukrainian kids and families.

A boy walks from school to his house in Aberao village in South Tarawa, Kiribati. Kiribati is one of the countries most affected by sea level rise. During high tide many villages become inundated making large parts of the villages uninhabitable.


Children’s Climate Emergency

Climate change is the biggest threat facing kids today. From Aotearoa and the Pacific, to the farthest reaches of our planet – 1 billion children are facing increasingly frequent and more extreme climate emergencies. From cyclones to heatwaves, flooding to drought – an ever-growing number of kids are in danger. 

A girl waits to be seen by a healthcare worker at the Jabal Ghawas Health Unit, in the Habour Dhulimah, Yemen.


Yemen Children's Crisis

More than 11 million Yemeni children are in urgent need of help to survive. We've been providing clean water, medical supplies, nutritious food, hygiene and sanitation, and education to children - but we need to do more. This is where you come in, your donation can make a world of difference.

On 26 June 2023, children wait with their mothers in the crowded waiting area at the UNICEF supported Sawki District Hospital in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.


Afghanistan Emergency

Conflict, drought, disease and natural disasters make Afghanistan one of the most deadly places to be a child. Help us be there before, during and after an emergency and support our long-term, life-changing work for kids, by making a donation today.

Students of Bangabulu school collecting water from an improved source at their school


Water and Education in the Pacific

We’re bringing clean water and quality pre-school education to kids in the Pacific – and we want your help. Join us to help give children in Vanuatu, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea the best start in life.


We’re committed to transparency. To see how we split up expenses and manage our costs, read our annual report or visit UNICEF Open to see a live overview of all our projects.

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UNICEF Aotearoa is a registered charity with the New Zealand Charities Commission (CC35979), making you eligible for a tax refund of up to a third of your donation. All transactions are billed in New Zealand dollars.

UNICEF Aotearoa operates from Level 5, 86 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.