Iraq

Thousands of children are at risk

We're helping families forced from their homes by conflict in Iraq and Syria, and we're raising awareness about children's rights.

Running out of food

Every day up to a dozen children are being seriously injured with blasts, bullets or burns. Trapped in the city as the fighting intensifies, thousands of families are running out of food, water and medicine.

In desperate need

Thousands of people have already left everything behind to flee the fighting, dodging snipers and armed groups to escape. Now in camps on the outskirts of Mosul, these families desperately need help to survive.

Donate to our Emergency Fund

Our teams are on the ground, doing everything we can to reach children caught up in the violence. But we need your help to protect children in the line of fire. Donate to our Emergency Fund so we can help children caught up in this crisis, and crises like this around the world.

Fires raging south of Mosul after ISIS set oil wells on fire. In nearby Jed’ah camp, where more than 5,000 people have fled, Save the Children has set up tents where children receive basic numeracy and literacy classes and have a safe place to play.

Fires raging south of Mosul after ISIS set oil wells on fire. In nearby Jed’ah camp, where more than 5,000 people have fled, Save the Children has set up tents where children receive basic numeracy and literacy classes and have a safe place to play.

HOW YOUR DONATION WILL HELP

We’re working around the clock to help children by:

  • Distributing crucial household items to families who have been forced to flee without any of their belongings
  • Running child friendly spaces to provide a safe place for children to play and recover from the distressing experiences they’ve been through
  • Establishing temporary learning centres so that children can continue their education
  • Supplying clean, safe drinking water and hygiene kits to keep children healthy

So far we’ve reached over 219,000 people, including more than 130,000 children, with your support.

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