Emergency Fund

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

Conflict and natural disasters threaten millions of children's lives and well-being every year and the humanitarian needs are greater today than ever before.

When a disaster strikes, we have to act fast to save lives.

Our Emergency Fund allows us to respond within hours of a disaster striking, so we can start to help save and rebuild lives immediately.

Save the Children's emergency fund approach

In the last few months alone, we’ve seen earthquakes pound Indonesia, tropical storms batter the Philippines and heavy rains flood southern India. 

Meanwhile, conflict, displacement and disease continue to threaten millions of children's lives every day.

A political and economic crisis in Venezuela has forced over one million people across the border into Colombia, in need of food, shelter and healthcare. Whilst children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are fighting deadly disease outbreaks, malnutrition and violent conflict. 

Whether it be an underreported crisis or a large scale natural disaster, thanks to our Emergency Fund, we're on the ground providing immediate, lifesaving support. We're making sure families have enough food to eat, a safe place to sleep and access to the healthcare and sanitation facilties they need to keep healthy.

We're also helping children recover and build a brighter future by helping them get back to school. We're setting up safe spaces, where they can receive psychosocial support, play with friends and just be children again, in the chaos of an emergency.  

How your donation will help children

Emergency Health Unit

The Emergency Health Unit enables us to deploy world-class health professionals to an injured child's side within 72 hours.

A decade of emergency response

It's been over 10 years since we launched our Emergency Fund. Thanks to your support, we've reached millions of children in their darkest hour.

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