UNICEF has a long history of working in emergencies and humanitarian contexts, both natural and man-made. Originally called the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, the organisation was created to provide humanitarian assistance to children living in a world shattered by the Second World War. Much has changed since then, but UNICEF’s fundamental mission has not.
UNICEF supports the Government of Serbia in organising its national disaster preparedness and response plan in order to increase the resilience and capacity for emergency response in the social welfare, education and healthcare sectors. In an emergency situation, we make sure that the basic rights of children and women are fulfilled. We help mitigate the impact of disasters – especially on children – through provision of goods and services.