Global Annual Results Report 2022: Humanitarian action

Progress, results achieved and lessons from 2022 in UNICEF humanitarian action

Pakistan, October 2022. (left to right) Farid, 6; Kashif, 8; and Muhammad Hussain, 7, participate in a class at a UNICEF-supported Temporary Learning Centre for children affected by recent floods.


Climate change and conflict shaped many children’s lives for the worse in 2022. Flooding, storms, drought, war, local and regional conflict, and other forms of violence negatively impacted children’s safety; their health and exposure to communicable diseases; their nutritional status; their access to education; their environment and access to safe water; and their ability to stay in their homes and communities.

In 2022, UNICEF achieved the following results in humanitarian settings:

  • Clean water and sanitation for 39.4 million people;
  • Measles vaccinations for 27.2 million children aged 6 months to 15 years;
  • Services for the early detection and treatment of severe wasting and other forms of malnutrition, benefiting 114.6 million children under 5 years of age;
  • Access to education for 18.6 million children;
  • Community-based mental health and psychosocial support services for 12.6 million children, and interventions designed to prevent gender-based violence and support survivors for 8.8 million children and women;
  • Humanitarian cash assistance for 2.8 million households;
  • Delivery of $863.9 million worth of supplies in preparation for or in response to emergencies.

These results for children were made possible by the $4.25 billion in humanitarian funding UNICEF received in 2022.

The present report describes the humanitarian situation of children and how UNICEF engaged with partners at the local, regional and global levels to save lives, protect childhoods and ensure that children’s rights were upheld.


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