UNICEF highlights ‘silent threat’ of malnutrition with US$3.3 billion appeal

An estimated 7.5 million children face severe acute malnutrition across the majority of appeal countries. In 48 countries, from the Syrian Arab Republic to Yemen and Iraq, from South Sudan to Nigeria, children are under direct attack, their homes, schools and communities in ruins, their hopes and futures in the balance.

Global requirements for UNICEF humanitarian programmes

UNICEF’s work in 2016

“Meeting the challenge of reaching the children in greatest need and at greatest risk is the reason UNICEF was founded 70 years ago in the aftermath of World War II.”

-Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director

UNICEF’s targets for 2017

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

Forgotten crises

Millions of children around the world need us to remember that they are suffering, too.