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Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.
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Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 Palestinians, including 225,000 children; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.
Donate now
Alternatively, you can

submit this form by mail/fax, download this form and send it to the address/fax number below. Please make all cheques payable to “UNICEF”.

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Help provide critical support that save lives in Gaza

Help protect Palestinian children

In the week of 10 May 2021, at least 55 children in the State of Palestine and 2 children in Israel have been killed. In Gaza, schools have been destroyed, homes and offices have been flattened, and entire families have been displaced.

The State of Palestine is experiencing a protracted humanitarian crisis related to the political situation and the ongoing socio-economic and fiscal crisis, which has left 2.2 million Palestinians increasingly vulnerable to violence, hardship and lack of essential services.

In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on Palestinians, especially in vulnerable areas such as East Jerusalem, H2 in Hebron and the West Bank’s Area C. More than 750,000 people are in need of humanitarian aid. As of 31 March 2021, there were 270,878 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 50 per cent were women and 13 per cent were children.

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has aggravated existing vulnerabilities and continued to impact children. More than 2.2 million people need humanitarian aid and over 1 million children living in the Gaza Strip have difficulty accessing essential services, such as education, health, nutrition, water and sanitation and protection services.

UNICEF is appealing about RM90 million (US$21.6m) for this year to provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 people, including 225,000 children in the State of Palestine; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

UNICEF is requesting an additional RM32 million (US$7.7m) to respond to immediately needs and for prepared measureness for three months in the Gaza Strip, with key activities in the West Bank including East Jerusalem. 

*Donations of RM50 and above are tax exempt under Section 44(6) of the Income Tax Act 1967.

Violence, killing and hatred must stop. International human rights and humanitarian law must be upheld. Civilians and civilian infrastructure must be protected. The only solution is a diplomatic solution – for the sake of all children and their future.

Executive Director Henrietta Fore

UNICEF is racing against time to save lives in Gaza

Your donation can help UNICEF to achieve the below key results for Palestinian children and families by end of this year:

  • Providing health care to 449,000 children and women
  • Helping 100,000 people access a sufficient quantity of safe water
  • Implementing safe school protocols at 200 schools
  • Reaching 4.5 million people through messaging on access to services

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I donate to UNICEF and where does my donation go?

This Palestine appeal is a UNICEF global appeal, which means we are also doing appeal in other countries. For donations raised from Palestine appeal will be channelled to Palestine. Yet, in the unusual event that donations for Palestine appeal exceed the needs, we will direct the gift to support children in other emergency crises.

If you are a monthly donor, your monthly donations will be channelled to the pool of regular resources to provide sustainable support to UNICEF. In the other words, it leaves us the greatest flexibility to channel the resources to countries that most in need, for example, providing immediate humanitarian assistance to countries in emergency like Palestine. UNICEF is reprogramming US$200,000 from UNICEF regular resources to be used for the immediate response to help children and families suffering from Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

What will this donation be channelled for?

Before the recent escalation, UNICEF is appealing for RM90 million (US$21.6 million) in 2021 to provide humanitarian assistance to 449,000 people, including 225,000 children in the State of Palestine; enhance the capacities of shock-responsive social protection mechanisms; and continue and expand services to meet the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and women.

Due to this escalation, UNICEF requires an additional RM32 million (US$7.7 million) to respond to immediate needs (45%) and for preparedness measures for three months (55%) in the Gaza Strip, with key activities in the West Bank including East Jerusalem, including:

•    Distributing pre-positioned emergency water purification tablets, water testing kits, emergency collapsible tanks and jerry cans for water storage
•    Procuring essential medical supplies including drugs, disposables and first aid kits
•    Implementing remote Child Protection and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) emergency response for children 
•    Supporting child-friendly spaces in 30 Designated Emergency Shelters to provide safe spaces, access to MHPSS and recreational support for children
•    Creating 40 learning spaces in the Gaza Strip to ensure continuity of learning

How does UNICEF help children and families suffering from Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Despite ongoing violence, UNICEF continues to deliver aid in the Gaza Strip with pre-positioned supplies, such as saline, glucose, antibiotics, ORS, water distribution and purification materials. We are calling for humanitarian access to bring in more much needed assistance. 

UNICEF is implementing and scaling up humanitarian interventions in response to the immediate needs, focusing on Gaza and with targeted activities in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. UNICEF is providing Child Protection, Health, and WASH for those in acute need, for example:

•    Supporting the emergency repair to damage of water and sanitation infrastructure
•    Released medical supplies sufficient for 72,000 people for the health system in Gaza. More supplies will be released soon. 
•    Together with our Child Protection partners, we are reaching most vulnerable children with Psychosocial First Aid, and provision of legal assistance to children detained in East Jerusalem. 

When I donate to UNICEF, is it tax deductible in Malaysia?

Yes, when you donate to UNICEF, you get to enjoy tax exemption benefits from the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDN) for donations of RM50 and above, as according to section 44(6) of the Income tax Act 1967, Malaysia.

How can I donate to UNICEF Malaysia on a monthly basis?

There are 3 methods that you can choose from to donate: Through credit card, debit card or via auto-debit from a Maybank (MBB) account. 
(Note: Donation method via cheque is ONLY accepted when the donors prefer NOT to donate through their credit cards or MBB bank account)

When I donate to UNICEF Malaysia, how does it get deducted monthly?

After you make your initial UNICEF donation, future donations will be automatically charged to your credit card or deducted monthly from your bank account. For example, if you choose to donate monthly an amount of RM100 today, your next donation of RM100 will be automatically charged to your account in exactly one month to the day, and each subsequent month thereafter. 

Why does the programme have monthly donation schemes?

A monthly UNICEF donation provides steady and cost-effective source of income. As our country programmes are long-term and permanent, each month you donate allows us to focus on teaching, encouraging and mentoring local communities to build local capacity and help their own children. It also allows us to focus on strategic long-term goals in order to provide permanent solutions to ongoing worldwide difficulties for children. 
Because monthly donations to UNICEF Malaysia are processed automatically, this helps to reduce our administrative costs - which allows us to spend more on programmes for children.

Can I make a one-time donation to UNICEF Malaysia?

Yes, you can donate one-time and any amount is greatly appreciated. However, we encourage a monthly donation as it enables us to plan effectively in our upcoming work for children; knowing that we have the funds in hand to invest in long-term solutions and making a positive impact for children.

What happens to the UNICEF donations raised?

As stewards for the world's most vulnerable children, we believe it is our responsibility to use every Ringgit received from our donors wisely. Your UNICEF donation goes directly towards the mission of our organization, including programme services and engaging the public. For more information, kindly refer to UNICEF Malaysia Annual Report 2019.

How is UNICEF Malaysia funded and how much of UNICEF’s donations goes to children?

Although part of the United Nations (UN) system, UNICEF does not receive any funding from the UN. All the funding UNICEF receives is provided by voluntary contributions from governments, private individuals and businesses from around the world, as well as foundations and the general public.

For every 1 Ringgit you donate to UNICEF, about 80 sen goes to helping save and transform children’s lives. We spend about 20 sen on policy, management, administration and reinvestment.

Your contribution helps support the provision of essential medicines, vaccines, educational, health and emergency supplies to help children in Malaysia and globally survive and thrive to adulthood. UNICEF also uses its global influence to advocate for the long-term needs of children and women around the world.

How many years am I pledging to donate for?

When you donate to UNICEF Malaysia, you are in total control of your own giving. You can change your gift at any time. UNICEF Malaysia would like to encourage you to give for as long as possible, as this way you can make more of a difference to the lives of children.

What do I get in return when I donate?

You will receive regular updates on how your UNICEF donation is being spent to help the children of Malaysia and around the world. You can join donor-exclusive events and activities organized by UNICEF Malaysia.

If you are a monthly donor, you are also eligible for tax exemption for your donation to UNICEF, which is expected to be received in the first quarter of every year.

If you are a one-time donor, you will receive a donation receipt from UNICEF for every donation you make. For every donation of RM50 and above, it is also tax exempt under Section 44(6) of the Income Tax Act 1967.

Will my credit card and bank account information remain confidential?

UNICEF Malaysia adheres to a strict policy regarding donor privacy. Your personal information will be dealt with the utmost confidentiality within the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). You can contact the Donor Services team on 1300 300 010 (9.00am - 5.30pm) or email donorcare@unicef.my for more information.

How do I make changes to my monthly UNICEF donation?

Every Ringgit is crucial to carry out the important work we do for children and we hope to get your vital support. However, should you ever need to stop your UNICEF donation, all you have to do is contact us through the contact details provided below. Please allow a maximum of 30 days for the termination of auto debit, debit card or credit card arrangements to take effect. Our contact details can be found below:

UNICEF Malaysia  
United Nations Children’s Fund, 
Menara PJH, Level 10, No. 2, 
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Precinct 2, 
62100, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 

Donor Services Hotline: 1300 300 010 
Fax: +603 2093 0582 
Email: donorcare@unicef.my
Contact: Donor Services Team 
Office hours: Monday - Friday; 9.00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Are there other ways to sign up and donate to UNICEF’s monthly donation programme?

Yes, you can download the form from the donation page and submit it to us via mail/fax or to the address below. Please make all cheques payable to UNICEF. You can also sign up as a UNICEF monthly donor via our Face-to-Face Fundraising Programme.

Our contact details can be found below:

UNICEF Malaysia
United Nations Children’s Fund,
Menara PJH, Level 10, No. 2,
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Precinct 2,
62100, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Donor Services Hotline: 1300 300 010
Fax: +603 2093 0582
Email: donorcare@unicef.my
Contact: Donor Services Team
Office hours: Monday - Friday; 9.00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

How do I change my address and bank details?

Please let us know as soon as you move, or if your bank details change for any reason. When doing this, we advise you not to email any bank details as we cannot guarantee security. Please call UNICEF Malaysia’s Donor Hotline at 1300 300 010 – they will be happy to amend your donations details.

What are other ways that I can donate to UNICEF?

There are number of ways you can donate to UNICEF. One of them is to inspire your social circle to contribute to the future of children. Get your family members, relatives, friends, colleagues, hobby interest groups involved and donate to UNICEF via SimplyGiving. Check out the fundraising guide here.

Besides, you can donate via a Tribute Gift to honour yourself or someone special by celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, wedding anniversaries, job promotions, retirement, newborn babies and so much more.

Furthermore, you can also choose to leave a gift in your will to support UNICEF's work on building a better world for children. Your legacy giving can help transform the lives of many children today and tomorrow.

What is the importance of my donation to UNICEF?

By making a donation to UNICEF, you really are making a difference to children's lives. 

With your donation, you are working together with UNICEF for the survival, protection and development of children in Malaysia and more than 190 countries all around the world. As an established international organization, UNICEF has good systems and are able to fully utilise your donation to really help a child in need, not only in Malaysia but other countries around the world where it is harder to reach.  We ensure more of the world's children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. 

We get things done. And we're not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.

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United Nations Children’s Fund Menara PJH, Level 10, No. 2,

Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Precinct 2, 62100, Putrajaya, Malaysia