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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 2019

The Central Emergency Response Fund

OCHA Appeals/Response Plans and Financial Tracking System

Pooled Funds – Multi-donor Trust Funds

Humanitarian funding in 2018




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