Clyde & Co Teams up With UNICEF UK For Children in Crisis 

UNICEF UK has unveiled a groundbreaking partnership with global law firm Clyde & Co, marking the inception of the Emergency Alliance. This innovative initiative seeks to galvanize upfront private sector investment to bolster UNICEF’s critical emergency response efforts, safeguarding children and families worldwide before, during, and after crises. Clyde & Co joins as a founding member, urging other committed businesses to rally behind UNICEF’s vital mission in emergency settings. 

In times of conflict or calamity, children are often the most vulnerable, facing the harrowing loss of homes, schools, and loved ones. The Emergency Alliance, kickstarted by Clyde & Co’s financial backing, empowers UNICEF to swiftly deploy resources to support affected children, ensuring access to life-saving essentials like water, food, and shelter. 

With an extensive presence across 190 nations, UNICEF stands ready to provide crucial aid to children and families in the aftermath of emergencies. The alliance aims to elevate awareness of child protection needs during crises, leveraging Clyde & Co’s contributions not only in funding but also in advocacy and community engagement efforts. 

Olivia Colman CBE, President at the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK), said: “Since working with UNICEF, I have witnessed the scale of work that goes into making sure that the most vulnerable children and families are protected. Whilst children are facing an unimaginable scale of unrest, timely initiatives like the Emergency Alliance offers hope that children will receive the help they need to lead healthy and happy lives.” 

Mohini Raichura-Brown, Chief Partnerships Officer UNICEF (UNICEF UK), said: “During emergencies, children suffer first and suffer most. Private sector investment is critical in ensuring that UNICEF teams around the world can support vulnerable children, providing them with access to water, sanitation, nutrition, education, health and protection services. I speak on behalf of all of UNICEF UK in offering my gratitude to the founding members of the Emergency Alliance for their commitment to children’s rights.” 

Carolena Gordon, senior partner at Clyde & Co, said: “Global businesses have an important role to play helping those most affected by disasters, war or other emergencies, particularly young people. When disasters strike, time is of the essence, which is why we are pleased to provide the Emergency Alliance with up front funding, to allow UNICEF to deliver help quickly and efficiently where it is needed.” 

Following its launch, the Emergency Alliance will mobilize efforts to channel donations to specific emergency funds, including UNICEF’s Children’s Emergency Fund, ensuring swift and targeted assistance to children and families in need.