Unicef UK

Unicef UK

Unicef is the world’s largest children’s charity. We work in over 190 countries to make sure every child is safe. We ensure more children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other humanitarian organisation.

Facts about our job

  • We have nearly 70 years of experience - Unicef was created after World War Two to provide food, clothing and health care for children in Europe and Asia who faced famine and disease.
  • Unicef provides 80% of the world’s life-saving emergency food for malnourished children.
  • Unicef provides vaccines for one in three of the world’s children, protecting them from preventable diseases.

Unicef works with families, communities and governments to save and change children’s lives, providing life-saving food, vaccines, clean water, education and protection for children in danger. We create opportunities for young people to participate and make their voices heard in society.

Thousands of children die every day from diseases like malaria, cholera and typhoid that are easy to prevent. Unicef is the world’s leading supplier of vaccines and mosquito nets for children and families around the world. We provide vaccines for one in three of the world’s children, protecting them from preventable diseases.

Unicef is poised to react rapidly for children wherever and whenever an emergency strikes. We respond to around 300 emergencies for children each year. From supplying life-saving aid to children affected by the Nepal earthquake, to providing support to child refugees, Unicef will not stop until the world is a safer place for every child.

Unicef UK receives no funding from the UN budget. We rely entirely on voluntary contributions and are only able to carry out our vital work thanks to the contributions of our supporters.

Today, by supporting Unicef, you can protect a child in danger, transform their life and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children.

Monthly Donations

  • £5 per month or £60 annually

    £5 could help provide a week’s supply of life-saving food to help bring a severely malnourished child back to health.

    £60 could help provide enough life-saving milk to nurse 36 severely malnourished children.



  • £7.50 per month or £90 annually

    £7.50 could help equip a school with 375 pencils to enable more children to enjoy writing and drawing.

    £90 could help provide 300 schoolbooks for children. Basic school supplies make a decisive difference to schools, helping them provide a quality education for their young students.

  • £10 per month or £120 annually

    £10 could help provide vaccines to protect 10 children against 6 deadly diseases.

    £120 could buy polio vaccines to protect 923 children from this highly contagious disease that can cause paralysis and death.

  • £20 per month or £240 annually

    £20 could help provide 5,555 water purification tablets to help families have clean water after a disaster strikes.

    £240 could help provide a water pump for a community. Water pumps provide clean, safe drinking water for a village, school or a community, protecting children from disease.