UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2020
In 2020, 59 million children will require humanitarian assistance – the largest number of children in need since we began keeping records. Across the globe today, one in four children lives in a country affected by conflict or disaster. Conflict remains the major driver of humanitarian need, while extreme weather events related to climate change, hunger and infectious diseases are forcing millions to seek emergency aid. Historic numbers of children uprooted from their homes urgently require protection, assistance and services. UNICEF’s $4.2 billion appeal is our biggest ask, representing 3.5 times the funds requested a decade ago, and covering more than double the number of countries.