An earthquake strikes a crowded city. A hurricane devastates an isolated island. A prolonged conflict traps innocent lives in the crossfire. Severe droughts put children at risk of starvation. Whenever and wherever disasters strike, UNICEF is there, delivering life-saving food, safe water, shelter and medicine within 48 to 72 hours.
Please give to help save lives. Your donation to our Emergency Fund will ensure we are always prepared to take immediate action. Or, you can give directly to one of our emergency appeals and help contribute to relief efforts around the world.
Where your help is needed
“Your donation has an immediate impact. One day a family has nothing, the next day they have food, water and blankets.”
- David Morley, President & CEO, UNICEF Canada
UNICEF is on the ground, before, during and after emergencies
Every day, in over 190 countries and territories, UNICEF is on the ground – making a difference in the lives of children, families and communities. So when disasters happen we are able to quickly assess the damage and take action to address the most vital aspects of survival. And, thanks to our global supply chain , we can deliver life-saving supplies almost anywhere, including the hardest to reach places.
UNICEF also remains in the impacted area long after most other organizations to help restore and rebuild lives and communities.
“They took away my mother and father... We never saw their faces again. I will accept whatever schooling I’m offered. If I don’t get an education, how will I afford food in the future?”
- Nur, 13, Rohingya refugee
Last updated: March 9, 2020