Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response: 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.
In 2021, UNICEF’s COVID-19 response is two-pronged. First, working in 144 countries and territories, UNICEF is supporting children across the world to help them recover from the effects of the pandemic by providing vital health, nutrition, education, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), gender-based violence and social protection services.
Second, as part of the global Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), UNICEF and partners are delivering lifesaving vaccines (via the COVAX Facility), therapeutics and diagnostics, and is rolling out risk communication and community engagement activities, building on country preparedness efforts for the vaccine roll out, while strengthening health systems across the globe.
UNICEF is appealing for US$659 million to deliver lifesaving vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics for COVID-19
In line with its appeal for support for the COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), UNICEF requires $659 million, including $510 million to support the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries in 2021. UNICEF thanks its donors and partners for their historic generosity and support for the largest and fastest procurement and supply operation in history.
As of 30 March, $97 million had been received thanks to:
|Private Sector||44.1 million|
UNICEF wants to recognize those resource partners that provided support in 2020, at the early stages of ACT-A from the following partners: Czech Republic, Republic of Korea, and Gavi.
Included in the private sector contributions to UNICEF’s efforts as a partner of ACT-A listed above are financial and/or in-kind contributions from the following corporate partners, foundations and leadership giving from individuals:
- Discovery Communications, Inc.
- DP World
- Latter-day Saint Charities
- Teck Resources
- Volvo Group
In addition to funds received, UNICEF has received firm pledges from public and private sector actors, including Germany through Gavi, as well as Jersey Overseas Aid.
COVID-19 response in 2021
UNICEF is responding to COVID-19 across 144 countries and territories in 59 appeals
UNICEF continues to respond to the urgent needs caused by COVID-19, outlined in the country, multi-country and regional Humanitarian Action for Children appeals, as children around the world continue to miss out on essential services crucial for their survival.
With the timely and generous support of our donors and partners, UNICEF has received $32 million to support its COVID-19 response in 2021:
|Private Sector||5.4 million|
Included in the private sector contributions to UNICEF’s continued efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 are financial and/or in-kind contributions from the following corporate partners, foundations and leadership giving from individuals:
- Daiichi Sankyo
- Lojas Americanas
- Swiss Re Foundation
In addition to funds received, UNICEF has received commitments from, and partnerships with public and private sector actors, including Germany.
Commitment Results from 2020 COVID-19 Appeal
2020 global appeal for COVID-19 response:
As of the end of 2020, $1.62 billion had been committed thanks to contributions from:
|Global Partnership for Education||239.2 million|
|United States||174.7 million|
|United Kingdom||150.9 million|
|Private Sector||144.4 million|
|World Bank||117.3 million|
|European Union||62.7 million|
|United Nations||48.3 million|
|Asian Development Bank||35.6 million|
|Country Based Pool Funds||28.9 million|
|Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF)||22.4 million|
|Republic of Korea||14 million|
|Education Cannot Wait||12.2 million|
|UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund||10.6 million|
|COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund||10 million|
|Islamic Development Bank||6.2 million|
|Saudi Arabia||6 million|
|New Zealand||3.5 million|
|African Development Bank||3.4 million|
|Global Fund to Fight AIDS||3.2 million|
|Caribbean Development Bank||2.4 million|
|China Ministry of Commerce||1.6 million|
|Pacific Community||1.5 million|
|Inter-American Development Bank||749,847|
|United Arab Emirates||174,776|
In addition, UNICEF thanks its private partners, who provided financial and/or in-kind contributions to COVID-19 response in 2020.
Abram and Ray Kaplan Foundation
Banco de Crédito del Perú
Bank Lombard Odier & Co
Daiwa Information System Co., Ltd.
DBS Bank India
EDF Norte Fluminense
EPAM Systems, Inc
Fundación Leo Messi
ICT Ibérica- Foxy
IKEA Services India Private Limited
Latter-day Saint Charities
Nitto Denko Corporation
Novo Nordisk Foundation
P&G South Africa
Plum Spring Foundation
Pooja Bhandari & Caesar Sengupta
Poul Due Jensen Foundation
Rebecca Yale's Stay in Speak out Campaign
S&P Global Foundation
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Swedish Postcode Lottery
Termoverde Caieiras (Solví)
The First Ukranian International Bank
Virgin Atlantic Airways