Immunizing every child
UNICEF reaches more children with lifesaving immunisation than any other organisation - around half the world’s children.
We will do whatever it takes to protect children from preventable diseases – we send vaccines by plane, bicycle, by donkey or camel to reach children who cannot easily be reached. And we reach children whatever the circumstances, during war, natural disasters or famine.
In 2010, a massive vaccination campaign, supported by UNICEF, took place across West and Central Africa targeting every child under the age of five. Over 400,000 volunteers and health workers helped immunise nearly 85 million children.
In 2007 in southern Philippines, UNICEF helped negotiate ‘Days of Peace’ during the conflict between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Over two weeks, UNICEF supported health teams were able to reach around 100,000 children with lifesaving immunization.
But we wouldn't be able to do this without your support. Every dollar you have donated means another child can be immunized against a life-threatening disease. Thank you for helping us save lives.