Global annual results report 2019: Humanitarian action

The key humanitarian results achieved for children by UNICEF and partners in 2019

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In 2019, UNICEF and partners responded to 281 humanitarian situations in 96 countries. More than half of all UNICEF expenses in 2019 supported humanitarian action.

Globally, UNICEF and partners reached millions of children with life-saving, gender-sensitive and disability-inclusive interventions in the areas of health, nutrition, education, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and social protection during the year.

This report highlights the results achieved and challenges faced during 2019, as well as UNICEF’s work plan for humanitarian action in 2020.

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