26/02/2024

Delivering emergency supplies

UNICEF supports children and families affected by conflicts, disease outbreaks and disasters by Responding to emergencies with life-saving supplies mobilizing supplies that range from medical equipment to sanitation kits and temporary learning spaces. While each emergency requires a different response, UNICEF aims to deliver supplies from a…, Photo of the week, A group of Haitian children smile to the camera. A nutrition centre established by UNICEF and partners in Delmas, a commune in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, in February 2024. In the centre, internally displaced children undergo nutritional screening and receive treatment for malnutrition, including micronutrient supplementation, deworming…, Previous photos, UNICEF staff visits IDP tent in Bulengo DR-Congo-UNI521603-2024, In February 2024, UNICEF staff visits Bulengo's Internally Displaced Person site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after the arrival of new families fleeing violence in Sake, in the North Kivu province. Across the country, 26.4 million people, including 15.4 million children, need humanitarian assistance. UNICEF is scaling up its…, UNICEF/UNI521603/Benekire A child is vaccinated in one of UNICEF supported clinics in Rafah city, south of the Gaza Strip. SoP-UNI498538-2024, Infant is vaccinated in one of UNICEF supported clinics in Rafah city, south of the Gaza Strip, in January 2024., UNICEF/UNI498538/El Baba Children in a temporary classroom installed by UNICEF in Ethiopia. Ethiopia-UNI481383-2023, In November 2023, a temporary classroom installed by UNICEF in one of the camps for displaced people near Debre Birhan, Amhara Region, in northern Ethiopia. Conflicts that have led to mass displacement in norther Ethiopia. Thousands of people are seeking refuge in camps where UNICEF is working to provide water, hygiene and sanitation services., UNICEF/UNI481383/Pouget A truck on the way to deliver UNICEF life-saving supplies to the Gaza Strip. SoP-UNI482826-2023, UNICEF is working incessantly to urgently bring life-saving supplies to the Gaza Strip, where the conflict is having a catastrophic impact on children and families. UNICEF is calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, access to the Gaza Strip and safe movement for humanitarian workers and supplies across the Strip to ensure sustained and…, UNICEF/UNI482826/ malaria vaccines loading Cameroon-UNI474929-2023, On 21 November 2023 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, an airport worker loosens the webbing securing a pallet holding boxes of the world's first WHO-approved malaria vaccine. Shipments of the vaccine, RTS,S, begun with 331,200 doses landing in Cameroon. The delivery was the first to a country not previously involved in the malaria vaccine pilot programme and…, UNICEF/UNI474929/StoryMaxima UNICEF staff while loading supplies Denmark-UNI463043-2023, Loading of several shipments of essential supplies on UNICEF charter flights at the Copenhagen International Airport. These supplies are being airlifted to El Arish, Egypt, close to the Gaza Strip. Children in the State of Palestine face a devastating crisis. UNICEF is shipping life-saving supplies such as thermal blankets, water purification…, UNICEF/UNI463043/Mansour UNICEF staff oversees the supply delivery process and ensures the quality and availability of critical supplies Armenia-UNI444759-2023, UNICEF's Health and Nutrition Programme Associate, Sona Shahbazian, oversees the supply delivery process and ensures the quality and availability of these critical supplies in Armenia., UNICEF/UNI444759/Mahari UNICEF staff offloading a truck carrying emergency supplies Libya-UNI437843-2023, In response to the flooding caused by Storm Daniel, UNICEF and Libyan Red Crescent offload a truck carrying emergency supplies, including UNICEF's hygiene kits, at Om Almomenen School, a school sheltering those affected in Derna, eastern Libya., UNICEF/UNI437843/Altaboli IOM UNICEF staff is packing supplies in response the flooding in Libya Denmark-UNI436082-2023, At UNICEF Global Supply and Logistics Hub in Copenhagen, Denmark, supplies are prepared to be airlifted to Libya in response to the devastating flooding. This first wave of UNICEF’s international deliveries contains over 30 tons of medicines and medical equipment, emergency food rations and water purification tablets to meet the most urgent needs…, UNICEF/UNI436082/Visona A child is being measured with a MUAC tape Mali-UNI430586-2023, In Mali, a child is being measured with a MUAC tape in a tent used as a waiting room for mobile clinic services. Nearly 3,000 displaced people, more than half of whom are children, have fled violence, conflict and food insecurity to find refuge at Bawa IDP sites in the country., UNICEF/UNI430586/N’Daou UNICEF staff and partners travel on a boat with life-saving health supplies Sudan-UNI430082-2023, In Sudan, UNICEF staff and partners travel on a boat with life-saving health supplies to be utilized in the Accelerated Child Survival Campaign supported by UNICEF. More than 1,000 frontline health workers and volunteers delivered a package of health services including measles vaccination, vitamin A supplementation, deworming medicines, treatment…, UNICEF/UNI430082/Mohamdeen UNICEF staff visits IDP tent in Bulengo A child is vaccinated in one of UNICEF supported clinics in Rafah city, south of the Gaza Strip. Children in a temporary classroom installed by UNICEF in Ethiopia. A truck on the way to deliver UNICEF life-saving supplies to the Gaza Strip. malaria vaccines loading UNICEF staff…, Our emergency response, Featured video, In times of conflict, UNICEF stays, delivers and we do everything in our power to advocate for the protection, safety and rights of all children. We never give up.
03/10/2023

Pre-packed kits for emergencies and beyond

In response to emergencies, UNICEF has designed pre-packed kits to meet the various needs of children and their families in vulnerable or under-resourced situations. The items in these kits are especially critical for delivering medical care, safe water and hygiene, protection and education to restore a sense of normalcy for children amid…, Medical care, Interagency Emergency Health Kit Icon Interagency Emergency Health Kit, Medicines and medical equipment to meet the initial primary healthcare needs of a population of 10,000 people for three months. Custom modules can be added to serve more specific needs, such as the Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) kit for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections., Obstetric Surgical Kit Icon Obstetric Surgical Kit, Supplies for maternal and neo-natal care, such as surgical instruments and basic sterilization and resuscitation equipment to handle an average of 100 deliveries, including those with complications and surgery. Read more, Midwifery Kit Icon Midwifery Kit, Supplies for midwives, including basic medicines and equipment to handle 50 normal deliveries. Read more, Water, sanitation and hygiene, WASH and Dignity Kit Icon WASH and Dignity Kit, One of the first to be deployed in a sudden-onset emergency, including buckets, soap, menstrual hygiene management items such as multi-purpose cloth and pads. Read more, Acute Watery Diarrhoea Kit Icon Acute Watery Diarrhoea Kits, Supplies for healthcare providers to manage acute watery diarrhoea, which can be fatal for children in under-resourced settings. The kit includes water treatment supplies and medical equipment., Education and protection, Recreation Kit Icon Recreation Kit, Footballs, handballs, skipping ropes and other supplies that can simultaneously engage up to 90 children aged 7-18 children in games and sports activities, providing them therapy during conflicts and disasters. Read more, School-in-a-Box Icon School-in-a-Box, Education materials to ensure children can continue learning in emergency or other under-resourced settings. Books and games in local languages often supplement the standard kit. Read more, Early Childhood Development Kit Icon Early Childhood Development Kit, Puzzles and games, puppets for storytelling, art supplies, soaps and water containers to promote hygiene. The kit gives young children access to play and learning in emergency or other under-resourced settings. Read more, Adolescent Adolescent Kit, The kit supports learning life skills and community engagement while prioritizing psychosocial well-being during conflicts and disasters. Tools like “inspiration cards” and “emotion cubes” help engage adolescents in a range of activities. Boys playing at a kindergarten with UNICEF supplies Boys playing at a kindergarten in Hin Vernashen village…, Featured video, UNICEF is reaching children and families in Türkiye and Syria with a wide range of live-saving supplies: from blankets, winter clothing kits, and medicines to education supplies and recreation kits., More to explore, Technical resources
25/08/2023

From crisis to recovery: How critical supplies are supporting flood-affected children in Pakistan

When monsoon rains triggered Devastating floods in Pakistan Pakistan's most devastating floods in recent history , the resulting humanitarian crisis affected 33 million people and took almost 1,800 lives. UNICEF immediately raced to deliver life-saving supplies to communities inundated by the floodwaters.   Masooma Qazilbash, Programme Specialist…, A mammoth supply effort, Staff oversee the unloading of humanitarian supplies On 4 September 2022, UNICEF staff oversee the unloading of humanitarian supplies for flood-affected people in Pakistan from a charter flight at Karachi Airport In Pakistan, UNICEF had supplies prepared to meet the immediate needs of around 150,000 people. My amazing supply and logistics…, Reaching vulnerable communities, A child carries a hygiene kit On 30 August 2022, a child carries a hygiene kit supplied by UNICEF in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province Seeing the flooding first-hand was unbelievable. Miles and miles of land completely underwater. You could only see the tops of trees and rooftops in some places. Entire villages were turned into lakes. Honestly, it was…, Back to school, Children attend a temporary learning centre inside a UNICEF High-Performance Tent On 7 September 2022, children attend a temporary learning centre inside a UNICEF High-Performance Tent in Balochistan Province. The local primary school had been badly damaged by the floods. We quickly set up temporary learning spaces using tents and tarps. Soon…, Clean water, People collect water from a collapsible water tank Families that took refuge on higher ground collect water from a collapsible water tank installed by UNICEF in Sindh Province. Clean drinking water was desperately needed. Wells and infrastructure were damaged, leaving communities only stagnant ponds to access water. Drinking it was life-…, Nutrition, Reshma feeds ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to her 16-month-old son Azaan Ali UNICEF/UN0705925/Noorani On 12 September 2022, Reshma feeds ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to her 16-month-old son Azaan Ali. The RUTF was provided by a UNICEF-supported mobile clinic in Sindh Province. A child with his parents UNICEF/UN0801636/Hasnain Six…, Protection against the elements, UNICEF staff helps a girl put on shoes Zaheer Ahmad, UNICEF Pakistan, helps 3-year-old Muskan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province put on shoes which were part of a winter kit provided by UNICEF. The kits were distributed to families that lost their homes and faced freezing conditions as winter arrived. The floods destroyed over 2 million homes right…, UNICEF response to Pakistan floods in numbers
20/06/2023

Enduring humanitarian emergencies

Around the world, children are living through unrelenting emergencies that have been ongoing for years, and in some cases, even decades. Their lives have been turned upside down by conflicts, food insecurity and the escalating realities of climate change, forcing them to leave their homes. On World Refugee Day, we look at some of the most…, A child rights crisis in Afghanistan, A girl sitting on packs with hygiene products procured and distributed by UNICEF. In Yzad province, Iran, an Afghan refugee child receives hygiene supplies procured and distributed by UNICEF. A severe humanitarian emergency, driven by an unstable political landscape and children’s lack of access to nutrition, education and protection, has forced…, Drought in the Horn of Africa, Using a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) tape, a health care worker measures the arm of a baby who is on the lap of her mother. At Higlo IDP site in Ethiopia, where thousands of drought-affected people are living, a health worker measures the arm of a child to assess his nutrition level. Five successive failed rainy seasons in the past three…, Migration across Mexico, A child girl receives a health check-up. In Tapachula, Chiapas – a town bordering Mexico and Guatemala – a child receives a health check-up. Every day, migrants and asylum seekers from South and Central America arrive in Tapachula, fleeing violence, poverty and lack of opportunities. Many decide to travel onward to the United States. UNICEF…, Fleeing a human rights disaster in Myanmar, Baby Riazur, living in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, receives his routine vaccines from UNICEF-supported community health volunteers. In 2023, UNICEF will continue working to reach 115,000 Rohingya refugee children and host community children in need of immunization services, and 655,000 children that require an education,…, Conflict in Yemen, A girl sitting on the floor beside her mother and showing a box showing the UNICEF logo in Arabic. Five-year-old Saiba and her mother Taiseer Jamel receive hygiene supplies in Abyan, Yemen. Five-year-old Saiba and her mother Taiseer Jamel receive hygiene supplies in Abyan, Yemen, where thousands of internally displaced persons are living. In Yemen…, Supply response to large displacements of people, Explore a geographic overview of some of the major crises of 2022 that were marked by the extensive uprooting of populations, with a glimpse into the priorities and focus of UNICEF’s supply response for children and families. Hover the mouse over the location icons for more information., More to explore, Igor Peftiyev, Contracts Officer at UNICEF Supply Division, in Copenhagen, tells about the war in Ukraine, his home country, and highlights the vital role that UNICEF plays in the protection of children and their families affected by the conflict.