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East Africa Hunger Crisis



In the UK and around the world, we make sure children keep safe, healthy and learning.


  • 45 million children across the world get the medicine, good food and education they need

    WE ARE...

  • Over 600,000 supporters, alongside families, nurses, teachers and other workers

  • In a world where every child has a chance of the future they deserve.
    With children, for children, we change the future for good.


Discover our work in the UK and around the world


Your time and donation can help create a fairer world

Want to get involved?

How we work to make a difference


We pushed for peace in Yemen and the repatriation of children trapped in Syria, and we have ongoing fundraising appeals for both crises, as well as our Afghanistan Crisis Appeal and East Africa Food Crisis Appeal. Our Beirut explosion response was set up to provide immediate support through our emergency fund (read more about the fund here). Whether children are at risk due to conflict or natural disasters, we ensure we’re there providing all we can to ease their suffering and help recovery. 
Take a look at the work we did with donations for our Cyclone Idai appeal. 


The Save the Children movement operates in 117 countries, providing unique care to children based on their specific needs.
Whether vaccinating children in remote regionsproviding antibiotics for pneumonia treatment, setting up learning centres after disasters, or working to bring British children home from Syria, we do all we can to support them.
As COVID turned lives upside down, we provided medical supplies, helped thousands of households with access to clean water and soap and worked with 2.9m children on distance learning.


We are proud of the work we've done in the UK, but recognise we have a long way to go.
We work in homes, nurseries, schools and communities to narrow the gap between children living in poverty and their better off classmates.
When COVID hit, UK children's lives were turned upside down. To help, we started an Emergency Grant for the worst-affected families. So far it has helped over 10,000 of Britain's poorest children with early-learning packs, food vouchers, and other essentials.
But there's more to do. 
Find out the shocking stats of how poverty can affect learning and read more about our work to combat this here.

How you can help children now

There are so many ways you can support Save the Children. You could donate to a specific appeal – such as our Yemen Crisis Appeal – or you can give to our emergency fund which goes to where the need is greatest at that time. You could learn about the benefits of monthly giving or text to donate. You can also give just to our UK work or fundraise to raise money that way.

You could make a donation of unwanted clothes, books, bric-a-brac, toys, music and films to one of our many Save the Children charity shops, or even pop in to one to find something that takes your fancy. We also have our Mary’s Living and Giving shops, set up with retail expert Mary Portas, these boutique shops ensure you’ll find something beautiful, whilst also supporting our work.

Want to give your time instead? Check out our latest petitions, and sign your name to support our cause. You can also volunteer at one of our shops across the UK, and give you time to help us keep our shops open and raise money for children.