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 wherever the need is greatest. It means we can be on the ground within hours of a disaster striking, so we can start to help save and rebuild lives immediately.

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 save lives and protect children's futures, before it's too late. 


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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