The world is becoming more unpredictable – political and civil unrest, extreme weather
and natural disasters threaten children and their families – but
UNICEF IS THERE
WHENEVER WE ARE NEEDED.
We also help communities prepare for crises so that they
can withstand shock and recover as quickly as possible.
IN 2012, WE PROVIDED HELP IN
IN 79 COUNTRIES
– everything from clean water and
sanitation to schooling, nutrition, vaccines and counselling for
those traumatized by conflict and disaster.
In the Syrian Arab Republic, close to four million people inside the
country and another one million refugees were in dire need of help.
UNICEF puts boots on the ground where and when they are needed
IN 2012, NEARLY
500 PEOPLE WERE
Almost two thirds went to Mali,
the Sahel and the Syrian Arab Republic.
OUR RESPONSE TO EMERGENCIES
Opportunity to get UNICEF and its partners assisted children
and families affected by conflict in the
UNICEF helped get measles
vaccines to more than
1.4 MILLION CHILDREN,
deliver winter provisions to more than
INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS – SAHEL
SOUNDING THE ALARM ON HUNGER
Across the Sahel belt of sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 1.1 million children under 5 were at risk of severe acute malnutrition in 2012. In
April, UNICEF launched SahelNOW (#SahelNOW) to create global awareness. It was the first time UNICEF national committees and
UNICEF offices had harnessed the power of social media as the main way to raise awareness and money to help children.
UNICEF GOODWILL AMBASSADORS
used their voices to sound the alarm for children in Burkina
Faso, Cameroon, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, the
Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. SahelNOW’s innovative approach
was featured on CNN.
UNICEF national committees raised
US$29.8 MILLION IN 2012,
which saved the lives of more than
CHILDREN UNDER 5.
PROGRAMME FUND IS A
that’s available to countries in the days and hours following a
crisis. It’s flexible funding, so there are no restrictions on its
use, and it can therefore be spent in the most effective way.
IN 2012, IT SAVED LIVES IN
ANGOLA, THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC,
PERU, THE PHILIPPINES AND
THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC.