- £17 could provide training for local health workers
- £39 could buy handwashing kits to families to help protect themselves against COVID-19
- £128 could buy 15 litres of disinfectant to help sanitise a medical clinic
- £2,818 could buy 250 children in Yemen a ‘school in a bag’ kit to make sure kids don’t miss out on their education.
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How Your Donations Help
Millions of children could die as coronavirus sweeps nations already crippled by war - in Yemen and Syria, the situation is dire.
However, with the arrival of vaccines comes hope.
But we still urgently need your support to help children survive - please donate now to our Coronavirus Appeal.
Yemen's fatality rate is alarming. Syria is struggling with a chronic shortage of hospital beds, testing kits, water and oxygen. In Bangladesh, COVID-19 is an invisible enemy for 1m Rohingya refugees.
And while our understanding of the virus is getting better, for many the pandemic is just getting started. Saying this is urgent doesn't begin to describe how critical the situation is.
Healthcare systems weakened by war and hunger now face disaster as COVID-19 spirals out of control. Families just aren't able to cope.
MILLIONS OF LIVES ARE IN DANGER. YOUR SUPPORT WILL HELP KEEP CHILDREN ALIVE, PROTECTED AND LEARNING.
Please support our Coronavirus Appeal
This year we have reached 16.4m people, of which 7.7m are children.
Support includes clean water access, malnutrition treatment, health worker support/training, curriculum & distance learning support, cash/voucher transfers and child protection services (visit the FAQs section on our Coronavirus Facts & Figures page for full statistics).
WHAT ARE SAVE THE CHILDREN DOING?
Yemen has one of the highest coronavirus fatality rates in the world.
- supporting COVID-19 treatment centres for families with the virus
- providing lifesaving malnutrition treatment for children
- training frontline health staff and providing them with vital PPE
COVID-19 cases quadrupled in North West Syria between 1 November-31 December 2020. Our partners have been working to adapt our response in the face of the pandemic, they are:
- trucking in extra water supplies & distributing water tanks to families
- increasing aid distribution points & ensuring social distancing in queues
- holding awareness campaigns for children to help minimize the spread
In Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Social distancing simply isn’t possible for the 1 million Rohingya refugees who live in Cox’s Bazar. As a leading health provider, we:
- built and opened an isolation and treatment centre to care for families with COVID-19 symptoms
- continue to provide up-to-date medical information, so families understand how to protect themselves
- run the nine existing health facilities we set up in 2017 so we can continue to provide life-saving healthcare during the outbreak
WHAT ARE SAVE THE CHILDREN DOING TO HELP UK CHILDREN?
That’s why we've acted quickly to put in place an Emergency Grant programme, to help families purchase basic items and food.
These small grants make a big difference, boosting early learning at home and helping families meet basic needs during this crisis.
Already, the Emergency Grant has helped over 10,000 children, supplying learning packs, food vouchers, household items, gifts in kind and Argos vouchers.
This page was last updated on 11th January 2021.
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