UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization by providing health care and immunization, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.
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UNICEF USA continues to receive the highest ratings for accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator. UNICEF USA has been vetted by GlobalGiving, and has achieved Superstar status for demonstrating the highest level of engagement and/or effectiveness over the past year. Our program expense ratio of 84 percent means we are a highly efficient charity, as defined by independent monitors. For every dollar spent, 84 cents goes directly toward helping children; we spend about 12 cents on fundraising costs and just under 4 cents on administration.
Conflict, famine, disaster and refugee crises threaten children's lives and futures every day. UNICEF's work for children has never been more relevant or more urgent. Every year, UNICEF and partners:
Since its founding in 1947, UNICEF USA has raised a cumulative total of $8.2 billion in donations and gifts-in-kind to help put children first.