UNICEF has been helping children in crisis achieve a better future for 77 years. Celebrate UNICEF’s birthday by taking a look at their accomplishments — past and present.
Established on December 11, 1946, by the United Nations to help provide essential medical and food assistance to families with children shattered by World War II, UNICEF has since expanded to help children living in crisis around the world — and providing hope for HUMANITY in the process.
The core of UNICEF's mission is the help disadvantaged children both survive and thrive by providing healthcare, nutrition, emergency humanitarian action, education, and social policies that promote equity. UNICEF’s current emergencies spotlight includes regions around the world facing crisis.
Horn of Africa
Children in the Horn of Arica (Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia) are experiencing malnourishment and starvation from droughts — a direct result of global warming. Since the ground has become accustomed to drought; the intense rains that should have helped this region led to more harm from flooding due to the soil's inability to absorb water. UNICEF is providing essential supplies, medical care and services to this region.