Humanitarian action for children 2019 (overview)

Protect children in crisis from all threats to their lives, well-being and dignity

At a temporary learning pace a family calls home for the moment in Indonesia


This edition of UNICEF’s report on requirements for humanitarian action highlights major emergencies affecting children and families around the world, and the results achieved by UNICEF and partners in response to those crises. Noting that more violent conflicts are raging today than at any time since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 30 years ago, the report also describes UNICEF initiatives to improve the quality of its humanitarian response in 2019 – particularly in high-threat contexts. Additional information about humanitarian action and UNICEF funding appeals at the country and regional levels is available online at

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