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

A triple threat of conflict, climate change and covid-19 has left 5.7 million children under five on the brink of starvation.

When children's lives are in danger from the Global Hunger CrisisGaza crisis, or the COVID-19 crisis in India, we have to act quickly.

Our Emergency Fund allows us to respond wherever the need is greatest. Whatever the disaster, thanks to our Emergency Fund, we can help children survive and rebuild their lives, before it's too late.

Global hunger crisis

No child should ever go hungry.

Save the Children's emergency fund approach

Our Emergency Fund not only enables us to respond immediately when a disaster strikes, it also allows us to respond to the countless ongoing crises around the world that don't hit the headlines. Right now, 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 contending with deadly disease outbreaks, malnutrition and violent conflict. 

Whatever the disaster, thanks to our Emergency Fund, we can be by a child's side within days of a disaster striking - to help children survive and rebuild their lives, before it's too late. 


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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