UNICEF has appealed for an emergency funding for US$6.4 billion to reach 300 million people, including more than 190 million children, with essential support and services through the end of 2021.
“When a devastating pandemic coincides with conflict, climate change, disaster and displacement, the consequences for children can be catastrophic,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “Today we are facing a child rights emergency in which COVID-19 and other crises are combining to deprive children of their health and wellbeing. This unprecedented situation demands a similarly unprecedented response. We are urging our donors to join us so that together we can help the world’s children get through this darkest of times and prevent a lost generation.”
This is the largest ever appeal for contributions issued by UNICEF.
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