Humanitarian Action for Children 2020


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Humanitarian action is at the core of UNICEF’s mandate to realize the rights of every child. UNICEF’s global humanitarian architecture – which includes the organization’s 7 regional offices and 10 headquarters divisions – supports humanitarian action at the country level. It enables UNICEF country offices to scale up their emergency preparedness and response, effectively deliver humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable, address children’s rights and protect them from violence, abuse and exploitation.

UNICEF’s Office of Emergency Programmes coordinates the organization’s global support, including through a security team and the 24-hour, 7-day Operations Centre. In 2020, this support will cost US$71.2 million. UNICEF will cover 45 per cent of this cost through core resources. For 2020, UNICEF requires US$39.4 million in flexible and multi-year funding to cover the remaining needs.

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