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Around the world in 79 days

One day at a time, one step at a time, one vaccine at a time

Most people join ‘Around the world in 79 days’ through personal invite from a friend. If you have received such an invite, please join through your friends ‘invite link’. Alternatively, please join us ‘direct‘.

Coronavirus is the biggest global crisis for children since World War Two. Unicef launched its largest-ever appeal to help tackle the impact of coronavirus on children and families around the world. join ‘around the world in 79 days and do your bit to help those in need.

What is 'Around the world in 79 days'?

Around the World in 79 days is a team based wellness and fundraising challenge (In aid of Unicef UK). Form your own team or join ours in running, walking or by other means travelling (virtually) around the world – one day at a time, one step at a time, one vaccine at a time.

During these challenging times of lockdown, restriction and social distancing, ‘Around the world in 79 days’ is your opportunity to smile, move, participate, connect and give. Invest in your self and others; then in years to come, when asked what you did during lockdown 2021, let your reply be, “I travelled around the world in 79 days!”

To join our tribe of adventurers, you can donate to our chosen charity (Unicef) or join the 79days fundraising team as a sponsored participant. Alternatively, you are welcome to simply take part. The choice is yours.

The urgent action we take today can prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children, especially the most vulnerable.

There is no time to lose. Without immediate funding and key lifesaving interventions to deliver essentials, strengthen health systems and maintain routine services for vulnerable children, an additional 6,000 children under five could die a day – more than 4 children every minute  due to the direct impact of COVID-19.

We need you to help us Respond, Recover and Reimagine a world we can build back better for every child. Join us.

"This is a race against time." Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director

6000 children could die every day in the next six months as coronavirus weakens national health systems and disrupts vital services.

A whole generation of children is in danger. We need your help now to save #GenerationCovid.

The impact of a large-scale outbreak on children, especially poor and vulnerable children, has been immense. Coronavirus threatens children already weakened by war, disease, hunger and poverty, whose very survival depends on health care, life-saving food, clean water and medical supplies. New research shows that 1.2 million children could die over the next six months due to the reduction of services – that’s a staggering 6000 children a day.

Help us protect these vulnerable children and their families. Please donate now.

RESPOND with vital supplies

Soap, gloves, masks and access to clean water are a lifeline to children and their families. You can give them a fighting chance with access to the basics. Your participation with this ‘around the world in 79 days’ challenge will help UNICEF to deliver life-saving medicine, nutritious food and vaccines.

Help communities RECOVER

COVID-19 isn’t just attacking under-resourced fragile health systems, it’s attacking the way children access education, the way their families earn an income to cover their needs, and how safe they feel in their homes, communities and countries. This is a child right’s crisis. Right now, UNICEF staff are on the ground doing everything in their power to ensure that children don’t feel the impact of this crisis for decades to come. ‘Around the world in 79 days’ is your opportunity to help Unicef – one day at a time, one step at a time, one vaccine at a time. Join us!

Help us REIMAGINE a world that is fit for every child

For more than 70 years, UNICEF has responded to some of the biggest crises our world has faced. They have been on the front lines of every pandemic, epidemic, famine and conflict since World War II. They have the experience, tools and partners to not only help communities recover, but also to help them build back better. History shows Unicef can do it. Will you join us in helping Unicef to make a difference to the world?