UNICEF is launching a US$2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies, of which the largest portion, 25 per cent, targets educating children in emergencies.*
Every year, the lives of millions of children and their families are disrupted, upended or nearly destroyed by emergencies.
Conflict, human-made disasters and wide-ranging, climate-change events challenge the lives of many who are already vulnerable. In all of these situations, UNICEF is there.
This overview offers a clear picture of the many aspects of UNICEF’s global work in humanitarian situations.
Global requirements for UNICEF humanitarian programmes
UNICEF’s work in 2015
The number of children trapped in humanitarian crises around the world is both staggering and sobering. – Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director
2 million children treated for severe malnutrition
11.3 million measles vaccinations
Safe water for 22.6 million people
Psychosocial support for 2 million children
Basic education for 4 million children
UNICEF’s targets for 2016
As the needs of children continue to grow, UNICEF’s work has to keep pace.
2.9 million children to be treated for severe malnutrition
11.7 million measles vaccinations
Safe water for 17.3 million people
Psychosocial support for 3 million children
Basic education for 8.2 million children
Cash support for 2.1 million people
Children on the move
The Syrian conflict has triggered the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.
Syrian Arab Republic
An estimated 13.5 million people need of urgent life-saving assistance inside the country, including 6 million children.
Syrian refugee crisis
10.8 million Syrians have been internally displaced or become refugees, including more than 4.3 million Syrian refugees now living in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
Refugees and migrants in Europe
In 2015, 1 million refugees and migrants entered Europe after arduous, often dangerous journeys. The proportion of children is growing.
2016 Human Wrongs Watch