Emergencies

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.

A Syrian girl is rescued by out ship staff

Rescue At Sea Appeal

Children are still drowning as they flee from danger. Our life-saving ship will rescue them, and our teams will give them medical treatment, food, water and emotional support.
 
Donate to our Rescue At Sea Appeal

Yemen Crisis Appeal

This is the world's largest humanitarian crisis. More than 21 million people desperately need food and clean water. We’re working hard to protect children.
 
Donate to our Yemen Crisis Appeal
mother and children from Syria

Syria Crisis

Two million children and their families have fled Syria. Those still inside the countryface shortages of food, water and medicines. They need our help now more than ever.
 
Donate to our Syria Crisis Appeal

Iraq Crisis

With the current offensive on Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, a staggering half a million children are in the line of fire.
 
Find out what’s happening
Malnourished child in Nigeria

Nigeria Food Crisis

After seven years of brutal war, it is predicted that 200 children die each day unless they get help - because of a severe food crisis.
 
Donate now to our Emergency Fund.

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. Help us do more.
 
Donate to our Child Refugee Crisis Appeal
 

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful hurricane in the Caribbean for nearly a decade - has hit Haiti.
 
Find out how we’re responding.

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.
 
Find out more about our Emergency Fund
 

 

Last updated: July 2016.