The United Kingdom

UNICEF public partner

A young woman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo washes her hands.
Marina Mbiya, 13, washes her hands at the Mama Mwilu Health Center in Kananga, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With support from the United Kingdom and partners, UNICEF has provided water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services to nearly 2.4 million people in Ebola-prone zones.

UNICEF’s longstanding partnership with the United Kingdom (UK) is invaluable. Together, we support the most vulnerable children – especially girls, persons with disabilities, children on the move, and those affected by emergencies – in some of the most fragile states, focusing on health; education; and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

365体育娱乐官网In 2018, support from the United Kingdom allowed UNICEF to and prevent malnutrition for millions of children around the world. In Yemen, this support sustains malnutrition screening for some 2.2 million children under the age of five, and urgent treatment for 70,000 of the most vulnerable, through 2020. The UK also provided support to UNICEF’s nutrition programmes in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger to address severe acute malnutrition among young children, while strengthening food systems.

365体育娱乐官网In West and Central Africa, UK contributions have supported social services for migrant and displaced children, including by training service providers in child protection activities, and raising awareness about migration issues in the region.

In 2018, the UK was the second largest overall contributor to UNICEF, providing US$537 million in critical support for global programming. The UK consistently plays a key advocacy role on issues surrounding disability and gender, and has signed a multi-year core funding agreement with UNICEF from 2018 through 2020.

2018 contributions to UNICEF

Regular Resources: US$51 million

365体育娱乐官网Other Resources (regular): US$243 million

365体育娱乐官网Other Resources (emergency): US$243 million

Total: US$537 million