UNICEF is there

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.

Global requirements for UNICEF humanitarian programmes

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

UNICEF's targets for 2016

As the needs of children continue to grow, UNICEF's work has to keep pace.

Children on the move

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