Assistance to Children around
Humanitarian and Development Aid
In addition to the programmes implemented in Croatia, the UNICEF Office for Croatia is working to promote solidarity between Croatian citizens and businesses and children in other countries affected by humanitarian crises.
Unfortunately, a new generation of children around the world have to deal with humanitarian crises ranging from deadly natural disasters to brutal conflicts and rapidly spreading epidemics.
Numerous crises have narrowed the public focus, which is why many crises do not gain the global attention they deserve. The priority of UNICEF is to continue to care about those children who grow up in some of the most dangerous places in the world.
"In 2015, one in eight babies worldwide were born in conflict zones."
Refugee children in various parts of the world receive packages containing food, medicine or clothes, while UNICEF organises on-site psychosocial support and education.
UNICEF provided humanitarian assistance to millions of children in 2014, including the vaccination of 16 million children against measles, the treatment of 1.8 million children for malnutrition, ensuring psychosocial support for almost two million children and securing potable water for 13 million people. Better education – a fundamental part of UNICEF’s humanitarian response that gives children hope for a better future – was ensured for two million children.
A part of humanitarian and development aid for children worldwide has been provided by Croatian citizens and businesses. Some of the actions in which the UNICEF Office for Croatia participates include assistance to children in conflict-torn Syria, assistance to children affected by earthquakes in Nepal and assistance to children in Ukraine.
The UNICEF Office for Croatia, assisted by schools and kindergartens in the country, has for the past nine years helped to secure education, potable water and better living conditions for thousands of children in the African countries of Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.
Education and better living conditions
More than 28 million children have got the opportunity to go to school thanks to donors joined in the global “Schools for Africa” initiative.