Over eight decades, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has built an unprecedented global support system for the world's children. UNICEF relentlessly works day in and day out to deliver the essentials that give every child an equitable chance in life: health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA advances the global mission of UNICEF by rallying the American public to support the world's most vulnerable children. Together, we have helped save more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization.

What UNICEF is doing

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children's lives, defend their rights and help them reach their full potential — from early childhood through adolescence.

Core components of UNICEF's global operations include:

CHILD PROTECTION — saving and protecting children in conflict, preventing violence against children, ending child trafficking and protecting children from the impacts of climate change.

CHILD SURVIVAL — immunization and disease outbreak response (COVID-19,Ebola, HIV/AIDS), nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs.

EDUCATION — supporting schools and improving access to learning.

EMERGENCY RELIEF — protecting the rights of child refugees and migrants, addressing food crises, meeting the urgent needs of children and families affected by earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis and other natural disasters.

GENDER EQUALITY, EMPOWERMENT and INCLUSION — including advocating for children with disabilities.

INNOVATION — accelerating efforts to develop, deploy and scale innovative solutions in humanitarian work.

Learn about What UNICEF USA is doing.