UNICEF - Yemen

UNICEF - Yemen


Organisation Type: UN Agency

About Us

UNICEF, or the United Nations Children's Fund, is a specialized agency of the United Nations that focuses on promoting and protecting the rights and well-being of children worldwide. It was originally established in 1946 as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund to address the urgent needs of children in Europe and Asia following World War II. In 1953, the organization's mandate was expanded, and it became a permanent part of the United Nations system.

UNICEF's mission is to advocate for the protection of children's rights, help meet their basic needs, and support their full development. The organization works in more than 190 countries and territories, partnering with governments, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to implement programs in various sectors, including health, education, nutrition, water and sanitation, and child protection.

Some of UNICEF's key activities include providing emergency relief in response to humanitarian crises, supporting immunization and health care programs, promoting access to quality education, and working to prevent and respond to violence against children. UNICEF is funded primarily through voluntary contributions from governments, individuals, and private donors.