Humanitarian Action for Children Appeal
UNICEF is working to reach the most vulnerable children and families with life-saving support
UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal helps support our work as it provides conflict- and disaster-affected children with access to water, sanitation, nutrition, education, health and protection services. In 2023, UNICEF's HAC appeal total requirement is US$10.3 billion to assist more than one hundred and seventy three million vulnerable children and their families and caregivers around the world.
The great stresses on the rights of children brought about by the intensifying humanitarian situations of our era are only expected to grow. UNICEF has the mandate to address the emergency and long-term needs of children and women; it has demonstrated its capacity to do so at a worldwide scale; and it is constantly adapting to provide an ever-better response to the needs to children.
This is what makes UNICEF the humanitarian leader that is called for in these particularly challenging times.
Individual crisis appeals
Watch the launch of the 2023 Humanitarian Action for Children appeal
Learn more about UNICEF’s humanitarian work
In conflict and disaster, children suffer first and suffer most. From protracted conflicts to disease outbreaks to natural disasters, children across the globe face an uncertain future. Read about how UNICEF and partners are working to find lasting, cost-effective responses and solutions:
UNICEF’s humanitarian action for children is focused on interventions that save lives, alleviate suffering, maintain human dignity and protect the rights of affected populations, wherever there are humanitarian needs – from armed conflicts, to natural disasters, to public health emergencies. UNICEF’s humanitarian action also encompasses interventions addressing underlying risks and causes of vulnerability to disasters, fragility and conflict, such as system strengthening and resilience-building among vulnerable communities.
The Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action – the CCCs – are the central UNICEF policy and framework for humanitarian action and at the heart of our work on upholding the rights of children affected by humanitarian crises. They promote equality, transparency, responsibility and a results-oriented approach to enable predictable and timely collective humanitarian action.