German Committee for UNICEF

German Committee for UNICEF

UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

The world’s largest provider of vaccines, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, safe water and sanitation, quality education and skill building, HIV prevention and treatment for mothers and babies, and the protection of children and adolescents from violence and exploitation.

Before, during and after humanitarian emergencies, UNICEF is on the ground, bringing lifesaving help and hope to children and families. Non-political and impartial, UNICEF is never neutral when it comes to defending children’s rights and safeguarding their lives and futures.

Die Projekte der UNICEF

UNICEF-Hilfe für Flüchtlingskinder in Syrien

UNICEF help for Syrian Refugees

Help for refugee children in Syria

More than a million children are fleeing the gun fire and millions more are caught in Syria in the midst of the battle. These children desperately need help. They are missing the necessities. UNICEF provides them with drinking water, medications and other items essential for survival.

Winter help for refugee children - Refugee children need our help

Winter help for refugee children

Refugee children need our help

Hundreds of thousands refugee children in Syria, Northern Iraq and the neighbouring countries need urgent help to overcome the cold period of the year. UNICEF provides winter packages with warm clothes and shoes and more life-saving reliefs.

Help for the people affected by the typhoon Haiyan

Emergency aid for the Philippines

Help for the people affected by the typhoon Haiyan

The typhoon Haiyan has left a swath of destruction at the Philippines. Almost six millions of children are affected, reams of them do not have a home any more. UNICEF helps and provides clear water, hygiene and drugs.

Time to share boosts for the surviving of newborn and their mothers

Time to share

Because babies need our help

6.9 millions of children worldwide die before their 5th birthday - 40 percent of them do not even reach an age of a month. About 287,000 do not survive the birth of their child each year. With the campaign "Time to share", UNICEF appeals for donations for the surviving of newborns and their mothers.

UNICEF helps people with additional nutrition, drugs and water

UNICEF emergency aid in the Sahel

A silent catastrophe: malnutrition in the Sahel

According to estimations, more than one million children in eight countries are threatened by severe malnutrition in the next months. Because of droughts, poor harvests, high food costs and extreme poverty, many families cannot feed themselves with enough food.

Providing a good basic education for children in eleven African countries

UNICEF – Schools for Africa

A place in the classroom for every child

Every child has a right on education. Though, in African countries south of the Sahara, every third child does not attend school. Many families are too poor to pay the school material for their children. Qualified teachers are missing and the AIDS epidemic tightens the situation-

The UNICEF campaign "Water acts" boosts for the children's right on water

UNICEF – Water acts

For the children's right on water

Clear drinking water and hygienic life cirumstances are essential for survival and a premise for the healthy upgrowth of children. And it saves time and power for school, when children do not need to take hours to get clear water. 

STOP10SECONDS - Save children from starvation


Save children from starvation

With #Stop10Seconds UNICEF says: starving children shall not be left alone and the helix of famine and death shall be ended. The aim: save 10,000 children in South Sudan from starvation!

Weihnachtsaktion Hunger

Aktion Hunger

Das Überleben hungernder Kinder sichern

UNICEF ruft unter dem Titel „Lass die Zukunft nicht verhungern“ zu Spenden für Kinder und Familien auf, die an Hunger leiden. Weltweit leidet heute jeder neunte Mensch an Hunger und insgesamt 150 Millionen Kinder sind wegen chronischer Mangelernährung unterentwickelt.  

 UNICEF hilft Flüchtlingen in Griechenland

UNICEF hilft Flüchtlingen in Griechenland

UNICEF hat in den vergangenen Jahren in Griechenland tausende geflüchtete und migrierte Kinder und ihre Familien unterstützt. Dazu gehört es, sicherzustellen, dass diese Mädchen und Jungen Zugang zu Kinderschutzmaßnahmen, psychosozialer Unterstützung, Gesundheitsversorgung und Bildung erhalten.



Zeichen setzen für Zusammenhalt

UNICEF konzentriert sich im Kampf gegen das Coronavirus auf das, was es am besten kann: besonders benachteiligte Kinder und Familien in Kriegs- und Krisengebieten mit Hilfsgütern und Unterstützung zu erreichen. Dabei arbeitet die Organisation Hand in Hand mit der WHO, Regierungen und vielen verschiedenen Partnern zusammen.

 Foster Care Croatia

Foster Care Croatia

Kroatien: Kindern ein Zuhause geben

Das behütete Aufwachsen im Kreis vertrauter Menschen ist für die Entwicklung eines Kindes außerordentlich wichtig. Keine Institution kann das ersetzen, was eine Familie ihm geben kann. Doch noch immer müssen in Kroatien viele Jungen und Mädchen in Kinderheimen aufwachsen. UNICEF Kroatien setzt sich dafür ein, dass Kinder, die nicht bei ihren leiblichen Eltern leben können, in Pflegefamilien ein neues Zuhause finden.

 UNICEF-Hilfe für Jemen

UNICEF-Hilfe für Jemen

UNICEF hilft in der derzeit größten humanitären Krise der Welt

Im Jemen herrscht die derzeit größte humanitäre Krise der Welt. Nach sechs Jahren Bürgerkrieg sind dort schätzungsweise 2,3 Millionen Kinder unter fünf Jahren von akuter Mangelernährung bedroht. Die Corona-Pandemie verschärft die Situation zusätzlich. Die UNICEF-Nothilfe im Jemen versorgt Kinder mit therapeutischer Spezialnahrung und stellt überlebenswichtige Covid-19-Impfdosen zur Verfügung.

Peanut paste saves lives - UNICEF battles against famines

Peanut paste saves lives

UNICEF battles against famines

Small packages of peanut paste can save the lives of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition. The precious additional food full of important nutritive substances is used with success to treat severe consumption.

 UNICEF emergency responseaid for children in Ukraine and neighbouring countries

UNICEF emergency responseaid for children in Ukraine and neighbouring countries

The situation in Ukraine and the region continues to be devastating and the on-going violence has created a child rights crisis.  Children  are in urgent need of support. UNICEF is working in Ukraine and many neighbouring countries to provide families - who have fled the war - with medical care, psychosocial and educational support, and urgently needed relief supplies. UNICEF and its partners have set up contact points for families. In refugee-hosting countries, UNICEF is supporting governments to ensure access to services, protection and social assistance for Ukrainian children, their families and host communities.

 UNICEF “Let Us Learn” Initiative

UNICEF “Let Us Learn” Initiative

Education gives girls and boys around the world hope for a better life. But many children never get the chance to go to school. Many live in poverty and in remote regions where access to an education is difficult. Conflict and discrimination are also factors that inhibit education.  Girls are particularly affected by these challenges. With the international education initiative, "Let Us Learn", UNICEF helps disadvantaged children in five countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Liberia, Madagascar and Nepal. The goal is to give the most marginalized girls and boys access to quality education.

 UNICEF Earthquake Aid in Syria and Turkey

UNICEF Earthquake Aid in Syria and Turkey

Emergency aid for children and families

Thousands of children and their families are affected by the earthquake in the Turkish-Syrian border area and need urgent help - UNICEF is on site to ensure medical care, drinking water supply and child protection.