UNICEF Launches 3.3 Billion USD to Aid Millions of Children (Download PDF)

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UN children’s agency launched an appeal for USD 3.3 billion to help 48 million children caught up in crises worldwide amid fears of a funding cut from top donor United States. United States is by far top donor to UNICEF, followed by Germany, Britain and European Commission.

Emergency assistance for 48 million children

Emergency Assistance for 48 Million Children

Emergency assistance for 48 million children


  • 48 million children living through some of the world’s worst conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies will benefit from UNICEF’s 2017 appeal.
  • From Syria to Yemen and Iraq, from South Sudan to Nigeria, children are under direct attack, their homes, schools and communities in ruins, their hopes and futures hanging in the balance.
  • UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children sets out agency’s 2017 appeal totaling $3.3 billion.
  • Its goals in providing children with access to safe water, nutrition, education, health and protection in 48 countries across the globe.

UNICEF’s other priorities in 2017 are

  • Providing over 19 million people with access to safe water
  • Reaching 9.2 million children with formal or non-formal basic education
  • Immunizing 8.3 million children against measles
  • Providing psychosocial support to over two million children
  • Treating 3.1 million children with severe acute malnutrition.

About Unicef

  • The United Nations Children’s Fund is a United Nations programme headquartered in New York City.
  • It provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
  • Headquarters: New York City, New York, United States
  • CEO: Anthony Lake
  • Founded: 11 December 1946
  • Founders: Herbert Hoover, Maurice Pate
  • Parent organization: United Nations General Assembly
United Nations Children's Fund

United Nations Children’S Fund

United Nations Children’s Fund

- Published/Last Modified on: March 16, 2017

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