Wherever disaster strikes, we’re there – saving lives. Our teams do whatever it takes to reach children in desperate need. In 2015, we helped 2.6 million children through our emergency responses.

A young boy after Typhoon Haiyan
In the Phillippines, eight-year-old Justin sits among the ruins of his home in the aftermath of Tyhpoon Haiyan.

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Read about the emergencies our teams are responding to right now.


Syria Crisis

Children are suffering in Syria's civil war. Two million children and their families have fled the country. Those still inside Syria face shortages of food, water and medicines. They need our help now more than ever.
Donate to our Syria Crisis Appeal
A child affected by the Ethiopia food crisis.

Ethiopia Food Crisis

Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in 50 years. Crops have failed, livestock are dying and 5.7 million children are at risk of hunger. We must save the most vulnerable before it’s too late. Help us act fast – give now.
Donate to our Ethiopia Food Crisis Appeal

Child Refugee Crisis

Thousands of child refugees and their families are making perilous journeys. They urgently need care and protection. We’re providing food, water and shelter along the routes refugees take. Help us do more.
Donate to our Child Refugee Crisis Appeal
Zika virus response

Zika Virus Response

The Zika virus outbreak in central and South America has been linked to developmental problems in babies whose mothers were infected while pregnant. We're working to raise awareness and stop Zika spreading.
Donate now to our Zika Virus Response

Yemen Crisis

Poverty and escalating conflict have brought Yemen to the brink of famine. More than 21 million people desperately need food and clean water. We’re working hard to protect children, but we urgently need your help.
More about the Yemen Crisis
El Nino

El Niño

The latest El Niño is the strongest on record and is having a devastating impact on children’s lives. But what exactly is El Niño, and how does it affect children and their families? Find out more.
How El Niño is affecting children

Give to our Emergency Fund

We don't know when the next disaster will hit. Our Emergency Fund means we can act swiftly to reach children. Donate today to provide a lifeline to children caught up in emergencies that don’t hit the headlines.
Find out more about our Emergency Fund


Last updated: July 2016.