Resources and information about UNICEF’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The scale of the COVID-19 crisis has been unprecedented. National governments in many countries continue to grapple with the challenges of reaching their populations with the tools they need to fight COVID-19, while also working to recover from the economic and social impacts of the pandemic.
Since the start, UNICEF has been working to address the stark inequalities that exist in access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests, treatments and personal protective equipment, while strengthening health care systems and programmes. UNICEF has also been engaging with experts to develop the latest data, insights and analysis for policymakers and to provide reliable guidance and support to parents and caregivers to help keep children and their families healthy.
Find out more about UNICEF’s work
Child health and survival
The pandemic has taught everyone how important global health is and the deep inequities that exist. UNICEF is working tirelessly to make sure that every child has the access to the health care and nutrition they need to not only survive, but thrive.
Working with donors and partners
UNICEF is reaching millions of children and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, thanks to the generous support of our donors and partners.
Responding with life-saving supplies
Despite major disruptions to global supply chains, UNICEF has been working around the clock to deliver critical supplies. Discover the items UNICEF is procuring and delivering around the world.
COVID-19 data and research
Children and COVID-19 research library
Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A)
The Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) is groundbreaking collaboration to bring COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments to everyone, everywhere.
COVAX information centre
Read about the largest vaccine supply operation ever, launched to ensure that all countries and territories participating in COVAX have equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Guidance and support for parents
The learning crisis
Education systems were already failing our children even before the pandemic. COVID-19 has exacerbated this learning crisis and children in almost every country have fallen behind in their learning. Find out how UNICEF is tackling the learning crisis head on.
Recent news and features
Responding to COVID-19 around the world
From delivering vaccines and other life-saving health supplies, to building water and hygiene facilities, to keeping girls and boys connected to education and protection, UNICEF has been working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize its impact on children worldwide. Read more about UNICEF’s impact across the globe: