UNICEF Appeals For $3.9B To Help 41M Children, Mostly In Conflict Zones

Deutsche Welle: UNICEF appeals for billions in donations for children affected by war
“UNICEF on Tuesday launched its 2019 donation appeal, calling for an extra €3.4 billion ($3.9 billion) to support its programs around the world. The aid would be for 41 million children, over 80 percent of whom are believed to be living in conflict zones without protection…” (1/29).

U.N. News: Nearly $4 billion needed to protect 41 million children from conflict and disaster
“…Speaking in Geneva, the agency’s director of emergency operations, Manuel Fontaine, warned that conflict is at a 30-year high: ‘There’s never been as much conflict in the world in the past 30 years as this year, so it is obviously a particular threat,’ he said. Amid countless reports of deadly attacks on civilians and places of shelter — both of which are prohibited under international law — Mr. Fontaine insisted that the long-held notion that children should be protected above all others is also being undermined…” (1/29).

VOA News: UNICEF Needs Nearly $4 Billion to Help 73 Million People
“…[Fontaine] says the single biggest operation is to help Syrian refugees, the largest displacement crisis in the world, and the host communities in five neighboring countries of asylum. ‘The 2nd largest appeal is for Yemen, which over the past year has seen conditions, unfortunately, that were already catastrophic for children get even worse, if that is possible,’ Fontaine said…” (Schlein, 1/29).