10 May 2024

UNICEF MALAYSIA ANNUAL REPORT 2023

Your compassion and generosity have been the guiding light for countless families and children in need. From the depths of our hearts, we extend our sincerest gratitude for your unwavering support., Your contributions have achieved remarkable milestones in 2023. Without your steadfast commitment, none of this would have been possible. Huge thanks to you, children's lives have been changed for the better., CHILDREN IN EMERGENCIES, In 2023, we responded to two emergency crises, and you were ready to help. In conflicts and disasters, children suffer the most. They are especially at risk of disease, malnutrition and violence. Because of your support, we were able to help children affected by crises around the world. Children of Gaza crisis appeal In Gaza, where children's…, UNICEF MALAYSIA HIGHLIGHTS, In 2023, together, we achieved remarkable milestones to improve the lives of children in Malaysia. These accomplishments show our strong commitment to fighting for children's rights and building a better future for all children., FIGHTING CHILDHOOD OBESITY AMONG CHILDREN IN MALAYSIA, One in three children aged 5 to 17 in Malaysia are overweight or obese, mainly due to unhealthy diets coupled with too much time sitting and using screens. Economic disparities, cultural habits and easy access to unhealthy food make the problem worse. In response, the Ministry of Health and UNICEF is piloting the C-HAT (Cara Hidup Anda Terbaik)…, BOOSTING DIGITAL LITERACY FOR MARGINALIZED CHILDREN IN MALAYSIA, The Future Skills for All (FS4A) initiative, with partners like Google, Microsoft, and Apple, has reached 47,750 students and teachers in 3,740 schools. This programme is boosting digital skills among marginalized children, leveling the playing field in education. As a result, we are giving all young learners the tools they need for a better…, HIGHLIGHTING THE VITAL ROLE OF SOCIAL WORKERS IN SUPPORTING VULNERABLE CHILDREN, Developed with the Malaysian Association of Social Workers, the Heroes Among Us campaign spotlighted the vital role of social workers in addressing child abuse, neglect and violence. The campaign achieved significant outreach and media coverage: Engaging 3.6 million people through social media. Generating 23 newspaper articles and multiple radio…, EMPOWERING YOUNG LEADERS IN MALAYSIA'S CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS, UNICEF placed young people across Malaysia at the centre of climate conversations. We trained and actively involved them in global climate discussions and decision-making processes. Here's a snapshot of our achievements: Global Engagement: Young people took centre stage at major climate events such as Asia-Pacific Climate Week, COP28, and the mid-…, WORLD CHILDREN'S DAY 2023: EMPOWERING VOICES, PROMOTING RIGHTS, AND FOSTERING INCLUSIVITY, World Children's Day, celebrated annually on 20th November, brings attention to the challenges impacting children's lives and champions their rights. In 2023, we hosted various events to mark this important day. Children had the opportunity to witness a live parliamentary session in the Dewan Rakyat and interacted with members of Parlimen Malaysia…, SUPPORTING VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN SABAH, UNICEF has a strong, long-term partnership with the Sabah State Government. To support the 12th Malaysia Plan and its Mid-Term Review, UNICEF Malaysia has created a strategic framework and implementation plan. This plan focuses on helping vulnerable children and families in Sabah. Watch the highlight video to learn about the work for children in…, DELIVERING CRITICAL SUPPLIES ACROSS MALAYSIA, To enhance healthcare resources across Malaysia, UNICEF facilitated the delivery of critical supplies which includes 13 units of 4x4 vehicles for navigating remote and rugged areas, ensuring healthcare workers can reach even the most isolated communities. It also comprised 125 vaccine carriers to ensure vaccines remain effective during transport,…, SUPPLIES THAT CHANGED CHILDREN'S LIVES, With your support and in collaboration with other supporters around the world, RM 24.9 billion (USD 5.244 billion) worth of supplies and services were procured in 2023 for children in 162 countries and areas. vaccine icon 2.790 billion vaccine doses to 105 countries, enough to reach 45 per cent of the world’s children under 5 years old water icon…, YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE MADE A PROFOUND IMPACT IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN, We cannot thank you enough for your contributions. You have transformed children's lives. Your donations helped raise RM 96.1 million in 2023, impacting children in Malaysia and around the world 💙 Financial chart In a world where every child deserves a chance, your kindness and generosity have made a lasting impact. Thanks to you, together we have…