General

Humanitarian Action for Children in the Middle East and North Africa 2023

Appeal highlights

In the Middle East and North Africa, protracted conflicts, climate change and social and natural hazards continue to threaten the lives and well-being of children. Consequently, 50 million children, including 6.4 million refugees and approximately 6.4 million internally displaced children, are in need of humanitarian assistance. UNICEF prioritizes meeting the immediate needs of 18.7 million of the most vulnerable children in the region.

UNICEF will support risk-informed responses linking disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation with anticipatory action and emergency preparedness. It will build inclusive systems and support cash-based solutions, promote child-centred and conflict-sensitive approaches, mainstream gender and gender-based violence and integrate sexual exploitation and abuse prevention and mitigation in its response.

UNICEF requires US$51.8 million to support its humanitarian action in the region and to meet the needs of 3.7 million vulnerable people (including more than 2.7 million children) in the three countries of Algeria, Djibouti and Egypt without standalone appeals covered in this regional appeal.

Source: UN Children’s Fund