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Public Partnerships

Humanitarian funding


In a humanitarian crisis, UNICEF can immediately provide life-saving assistance to meet the rights and needs of affected children and women by mobilizing necessary resources in a timely manner. UNICEF does this by:
- issuing UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children which highlights the situation of children and women across countries; draws attention to the support needed to help these children survive and thrive; and shows the results UNICEF and partners are working towards;
- actively participating the inter-agency strategic response plans; (SRPs);
-participating in OCHA’s pooled fund processes to immediately provide life-saving assistance the most urgent needed assistance;
- disbursing much needed funds within 48 hours of a sudden humanitarian crisis through the Emergency Programme Fund (EPF);

For more information about UNICEF's role in emergencies and the results UNICEF and partners are working toward, please visit Emergencies and Humanitarian Action for Children.

Sources of humanitarian funding

UNICEF - Humanitarian Action for Children 2017

The Central Emergency Response Fund

OCHA Appeals/Response Plans and Financial Tracking System

Pooled Funds – Multi-donor Trust Funds


Humanitarian funding in 2016


 2015 Annual Results Report - Humanitarian




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