A button on a page called The HopePage allows visitors to the site to give the organisation permission to use the spare computing power on their devices for cryptocurrency mining.
Jennifer Tierney, UNICEF Australia’s director of Fund-raising and Communications said, “We wanted to leverage new emerging technologies to raise awareness about current humanitarian crises and raise funds to support children caught up in them.
"The HopePage allows Australians to provide help and hope to vulnerable children by simply opening the page while they are online.”
UNICEF said The HopePage was directly supporting its response to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
"All funds raised through The HopePage will help provide life-saving supplies to Rohingya children who fled their homes in Myanmar and are now living in one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Bangladesh," the organisation said.
"An estimated 720,000 Rohingya have been driven into Bangladesh since August 2017, with over half of them children. Emergency supplies include safe water, therapeutic food, medicine and immunisations."