As the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases has soared, so have the needs for children and families around the world. Hundreds of millions of children are now forced to remain indoors. Parents and caregivers are working remotely whenever they can. Borders have been closed. Lives have been upended.
Contributions at the global level allow UNICEF to respond rapidly and strategically to where the needs are greatest. They give UNICEF the greatest level of flexibility to deliver timely and effective assistance to the most vulnerable children in partnership with UN agencies, governments and the private sector