Appeal for Children

Human Wrongs Watch

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.

  • 250 million children living in conflict

  • 30 million child refugees

  • 500 million children at high risk of flooding

Global requirements for UNICEF humanitarian programmes

  • Grand total:

    US$2.8 billion

  • To assist:

    76 million people

  • In:

    63 countries

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

  • Nutrition

  • Health

  • WASH

  • Child protection

  • Education

  • Child holding a bag


    2 million children treated for severe malnutrition

  • A child gets a vaccination.



    11.3 million measles vaccinations

  • A child and an adult wash their hands at a UNICEF handwashing station.



    Safe water for 22.6 million people

  • A little boy looks at the camera.


    Psychosocial support for 2 million children

  • Two children at a desk with papers.


    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.

  • Icon of a child and a spoon.


    2.9 million children to be treated for severe malnutrition

  • A caduceus.


    11.7 million measles vaccinations

  • An icon of a faucet dripping water.


    Safe water for 17.3 million people

  • Child protection

    Child protection

    Psychosocial support for 3 million children

  • Icon of an open book.


    Basic education for 8.2 million children

  • Icon with money and arrows flowing in two directions.

    Cash assistance

    Cash support for 2.1 million people



Children drawing at a shelter in Bujumbura. They’ve been sent there from conflict-affected neighbourhoods to find temporary refuge.




A mother and her child having their meal at the temporary shelter in San Myot monastery after flooding in Myanmar during continuing conflict and violence.




Aisha, a 13-year-old Boko Haram survivor, attends school in the Yola camp in north-eastern Nigeria.



South Sudan

In September 2015, UNICEF and WFP launched a Joint Nutrition Response Plan in South Sudan to assess the presence and severity of malnutrition.




Humanitarian assistance in Yemen has helped Dareen, 3, to recover from severe malnutrition.


Children on the move

The Syrian conflict has triggered the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.

  • A young girl smiling

    Syrian Arab Republic

    An estimated 13.5 million people need of urgent life-saving assistance inside the country, including 6 million children.

  • Mother and a child on the move, carrying UNICEF bags

    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.

  • A man squats down to talk to a boy in a migrant camp.

    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.


  • *This report was published by UNICEF. Go to Original

    2016 Human Wrongs Watch

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