Public Partnerships

Emergency funding


For more information about UNICEF's role in emergencies and the results UNICEF and partners are working toward, please visit Emergencies and Humanitarian Action for Children.

Originally called the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF was created to provide humanitarian assistance to children living in a world shattered by the Second World War. To this day, UNICEF responds to natural and human-made emergencies.

UNICEF is committed to mobilizing necessary resources in a timely manner to meet the rights and needs of children and women in humanitarian crises. UNICEF does this by:

-participating in the Consolidated Appeals Processes (CAPS);
-issuing Humanitarian Action Updates, Immediate Needs Documents and funding proposals as new emergencies emerge;
-processing rapid response and underfunded Central Emergency Response Fund proposals;
-processing flash appeals for non-CAP countries; and
-issuing Emergency Programme Funds (revolving internal loans).

Sources of humanitarian funding

The Central Emergency Response Fund

United Nations Consolidated and Flash Appeals

Relief Web: Financial Tracking System and Funding ‘Quick Search’

Humanitarian Action for Children 2014

Information on Thematic Funding

Global Thematic Reports




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