What does UNICEF do for children in the U.S.? In the United States, UNICEF USA engages American youth by providing opportunities for them to advocate, fundraise and volunteer on behalf of their peers around the world. In 2014, UNICEF USA launched UNICEF Kid Power, a new program that gives American kids the power to save lives. By getting active with UNICEF Kid Power Band, kids go on missions to learn about new cultures and earn points. Points unlock funding from partners, parents and fans, and funds are used by UNICEF to deliver lifesaving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children around the world. The more kids move, the more points they earn, the more lives they save. Through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and a variety of volunteer clubs, initiatives and partnerships, hundreds of thousands of young Americans contribute to UNICEF's lifesaving work and learn more about the issues of child survival and international development. UNICEF's emergency relief efforts are focused primarily outside of the U.S., in countries that are less equipped to meet the basic needs of children or that are affected by conflict or natural disaster. But when Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of children along the Gulf Coast without homes and schools, UNICEF responded by sending School-in-a-Box and recreation kits to the region. UNICEF USA also offers American teachers free multimedia resources and lesson plans covering a wide range of global topics of interest to educators. You can find these resources at Teachunicef.org.