Emergencies

Wherever disaster strikes, we’re there – saving lives. Our teams do whatever it takes to reach children in desperate need. In 2015, Save the Children responded to 76 emergencies, delivering life-saving food, water, healthcare, protection and education to three million children. With your help, we can do even more.

A young boy after the Nepal Earthquake
Ten-year-old Akas from Nepal, in the spot where his village used to be.

Support our Emergency Fund:

Or call 0800 8148 148 to donate by phone.

 

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

 

Child Refugee Crisis

Thousands of child refugees and their families are making perilous journeys to Europe. 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

Syria Crisis

Children continue to suffer in Syria's brutal conflict. 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

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

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 children before it’s too late. Help us act fast – give now.
 

Donate to our Ethiopia Food 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 tell people about the risks and stop Zika spreading.
 

Donate now to our Zika Virus Response

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: February 2016.