UNICEF works in more than 100 countries to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities. They help kids no matter where they live, what their background is or how hard it is to reach them. Whether by restoring access to clean water after a disaster or promoting safe hygiene practices in schools and communities, UNICEF is on the ground helping children in need. And even when war breaks out, they work with governments to negotiate the cease of fire so that humanitarian relief can make it to the children who need it.
Thousands of children under the age of five die every day because they lack proper nutrition, safe drinking water, affordable vaccines and other basic necessities that most people in the U.S. take for granted. UNICEF's lifesaving interventions and programs around the world have helped reduce the number of child deaths by 50% since 1990, and yet 17,000 children still die every day from preventable causes.
Water is life. When water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill. Did you know that globally, waterborne illnesses are the second leading cause of death for children under five, killing 1,400 children every day?
UNICEF delivers clean water, provides vaccinations from major life-threatening illnesses to 35% of the world's children and when famine strikes, they are there with peanut paste and other nutritional supplements.
$1 can provide a child with 40 days of clean, safe drinking water.
$5 can bring a hungry child back to health.
$10 can give 280 children lifesaving vaccinations
$140 UNICEF can send a kit that providers 10 families with clean drinking water.
91% of every dollar spent goes directly to assist children. Help save a child who really needs it.
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