Helping children survive crisis
When disasters happen, whether natural or manmade, we want children to have access to food, clean water, and shelter. We are committed to protecting the vulnerable from physical injury, disease, disruption of education, separation from families, trafficking and exploitation. Even in some of the world’s most hostile environments, we have hope for recovery.
A world where all children are safe from disaster
Children’s lives can change in an instant in the wake of war, disasters and humanitarian emergencies. We see how vulnerable they are and how much they need our protection.
Today, there are more than double the number of emergencies than there were ten years ago. The numbers can seem overwhelming: a total of 274 million people worldwide are in need of humanitarian assistance just to survive, and over half of them are children. his is up from 235 million people in 2021 and 168 million in 2020.
The nature of emergencies is also changing. Conflict is more vicious, complex and unpredictable. Climate change is unleashing natural disasters faster, for longer and with longer-lasting consequences for children and their families.
The number of people at risk of famine had risen 60% since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, an estimated 45 million people across 43 countries are at risk of famine, up from 27 million in 2019.
The needs are greater, the gap in available funding is growing, and the calls to respond have never been greater.
There is hope. With the support of our partners across the world, we are in a better position to respond to the pressing and ever-changing needs of children. For more than 70 years, we have been responding, adapting, learning, and reaching millions of children affected by emergencies every year.
Racing to save lives
What we do
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For many children who fall victim to severe malnutrition at various stages of conflict crisis, it isn’t directly the conflict or the emergency that...
Safety, security, comfort and a sense of self. We design and deliver our efforts so as children can have a safe place to be & play, be reunited with...
In a time of crisis, people want to know where their loved ones are and that they are safe and they want access to aid as quickly as possible so they...
More than 28 million children have been driven from their homes by violence and conflict within and across borders. Where we work, we want children...
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