News note about online fraud attempts

10 February 2023

Bucharest, February 10, 2023. In the context of recent media reports about online fraud attempts through which donations have been requested in the name of an international organization that collaborates with UNICEF, to support the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the UNICEF Representation in Romania states that it does not request donations through other organizations and that the pages through which donors can safely contribute to support the victims of the earthquake are: – Romanian language version – English language version

UNICEF asks all those who suspect they have been subjected to a fraud attempt not to provide personal and financial information to unverified email addresses and to report immediately to the authorities, also informing UNICEF at

UNICEF has mobilized urgently to meet the needs of tens of thousands of families and children affected by a major earthquake that struck several towns on the border between Turkey and Syria on 6 February 2023.

People who want to donate to the child victims of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey can do so safely by visiting the links listed above.

We thank to all who help UNICEF reach as many vulnerable children as possible.

Media contacts

Cătălin Pruteanu
Media Officer
UNICEF Romania
Tel: +40 726 107 799


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