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With your regular donation to UNICEF, you enable us to provide effective aid to disadvantaged children worldwide. Thanks to your valuable support, we can bring you promising news, Good News, from children all over the world. 

Together with you, we work day in, day out for the survival, protection and wellbeing of every child. And we have been doing so tirelessly for more than 75 years. Your regular donations allow us to plan with foresight and prepare for upcoming crises and emergencies. UNICEF is active in over 190 countries. Thanks to this approach, we can stay prepared for disasters and provide help immediately. And we stay on the ground after the media have long since moved on.


154 Mio.
with life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition.


48,6 Mio.
with access to education.

in 153 countries

483 times
with humanitarian aid in emergencies.

Ein kleines Mädchen wird gefüttert.


Chad. Long periods of drought and floods are increasingly causing devastating crop failures in Chad. As a result, children’s lives are threatened by hunger and malnutrition. In the past few years crop yields have partly dropped by almost 50% while the number of children under five who suffer from severe acute malnutrition has increased dramatically. The country was hit by disastrous floods in August 2022. The government announced a food emergency. 

UNICEF has been working in Chad since 1961. Together with our partner organizations, we work tirelessly to provide medical care to malnourished children. For example, by providing ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF): a high-calorie and high-protein micronutrient paste made from peanuts. As there are no special storage or cooling requirements it can be used anywhere at any time. Today, the lives of millions of children are saved every year thanks to RUTF – in Chad and throughout the world.

Kinder sitzen zusammen und lachen.


Vietnam. More children than ever before now have access to education in Vietnam. Unfortunately, however, this does not apply to everyone: girls and boys from ethnic minorities, with disabilities or living in industrial areas go to school much less frequently. This affects their future prospects. During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote teaching also exposed the wide digital gap. In remote regions, 67 percent of learners do not have access to online education. Climate change, natural disasters, pandemics and environmental pollution also stunt children's cognitive performance and learning outcomes. UNICEF is working with the government and its partners to give children in Vietnam a better future: by offering quality education founded on child-centered and equality-oriented principles to all girls and boys. UNICEF provides technical support and promotes barrier-free and inclusive learning spaces. We also promote solar energy systems to support climate-resistant schools.

Zwei Buben halten sich lächelnd im Arm.

Emergency response

Pakistan. During the 2022 monsoon season, Pakistan had more than three times its usual rainfall. At the same time, glaciers were melting much faster than normal due to an intensive heatwave driven by climate change. As a result, Pakistan suffered the worst floods of the past decades. The floods destroyed schools, healthcare centers and water pipes, leaving 2.5 million children without access to clean drinking water. Eight million people were displaced. 

UNICEF was already on the ground and was immediately able to mount an emergency response. Up to June 2023, we provided, among other things, clean drinking water to 1,711,786 people, while 3,673,652 people benefited from our primary healthcare services. We supported 1,565 temporary learning centers to enable 258,617 children to continue learning in a safe and protected environment. The situation remains precarious in Pakistan. Our emergency response is ongoing. 

Kinder posieren für ein Bild.

Child protection

Burundi. Burundi is not only one of the most densely populated countries in Africa, it is also one of the poorest countries in the world. Almost half of the 12.8 million  people in Burundi are children.

Around 90 percent of girls and boys between the ages of one and 14 have already suffered some form of violence such as abuse, exploitation, human trafficking, child labor or sexual violence. Cooperation with the government is very important to effectively protect children in the long term. UNICEF is working with the Department of Social Assistance to implement effective country-wide measures to protect children. We also work to strengthen the institutional capacity of the child services department and show families and communities how they can protect their children against violence and abuse.

UNICEF is very proud of its experts, who have in-depth knowledge and extensive networks of trusted contacts. UNICEF appreciates the trust placed in its staff by donors, governments and partners, and of course by children and their families. Your donation allows us to fund these specialized staff members, who contribute their expertise to our programs in order to make them more effective and sustainable. 

Non-specific donations mean we can continue to drive innovation. UNICEF implements scalable measures in more than 190 countries, adapting them to each country’s precise needs. If they are successful, we can roll them out in additional countries and further optimize them on both a regional and a global level. 

UNICEF drives progress through investment in research and development. Our Innocenti research center in Florence, Italy, allows us to plan far into the future. Data on children’s wellbeing from nearly every country in the world feeds into this important work. It is only through this that we are able to develop innovative and sustainable solutions thanks to the vast knowledge gained from over 75 years of experience.

Children are at the heart of UNICEF’s work: We work to ensure their survival, defend their rights and help them achieve their full potential, from early childhood through to adolescence. At every stage of their growth, we ensure that they grow up healthy, protected and able to go to school. Non-specific donations allow us to stay on the ground for the long term, no matter what happens. 

In a crisis situation, every second is critical. UNICEF teams can respond especially quickly on the ground because we are already in the country before a disaster strikes and thus benefit from the skills, equipment and relationships already in place. This allows us to provide immediate aid in the event of a disaster without the need for lengthy travel. Children’s suffering does not end once a crisis is over and media attention subsides. UNICEF is there to help with reconstruction. The long-term support of our donors allows us to stay on the ground for as long as children need us.

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