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Emergencies

When children are fighting to survive and rebuild their lives, we act quickly.

Our response in Ukraine

As conflict unfolds, we're aiming to reach 3.5 million vulnerable children. We are distributing essentials, providing cash assistance and offering access to education and mental health support.
A child on a swing in Ukraine

Your generosity means we can help Ukrainian children make it through the toughest times of their lives. 

But across the world, there are millions more children in desperate danger.

They too need our help to survive. That’s why we’re asking the UK public to donate to our Emergency Fund.

Your support can help us reach children in Ukraine, Afghanistan and Yemen whose lives have been turned upside down by war. And it can help protect children at extreme risk in East Africa. 

Help children in crisis - donate to our Emergency Fund

Our Emergency Fund

Our Emergency Fund allows us to respond wherever and whenever we're needed most. It allows us to respond within hours of a disaster, so we can reach children immediately and help them survive.

Our Emergency Appeals

No matter what the emergency, children always suffer the most.

Conflict and natural disasters threaten millions of children's survival and well-being every year - and the need is greater now than it has ever been. 

The climate crisis

The link between the climate crisis and children's lives has never been clearer to see, or more difficult to witness. We have to act now.

Almost half of children worldwide are at huge risk from the impacts of the climate crisis as extreme weather destroys crops, livestock and livelihoods.

Families are missing out on the food they need to stay healthy, struggling to pay for school or healthcare and many children  have to work to support their families. 

Without immediate action, the climate crisis will continue to rob children of their childhood and their futures, especially those living in the poorest places.

Change is possible and a better world for children can be built – but we have to act now.

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