Emergency Giving


We work in emergencies to protect children and their families so they have support to cope with living through chaos, and the chance to pick up their lives again when it's over.

We have recently provided urgent care and support to families affected by the fire in Moria Camp in Greece, to help rebuild lives after the devastating explosion in Beirut and to support those in the world’s poorest countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

But more funding than ever is needed so we can respond rapidly and effectively to a growing number of emergencies.

Every pound you give will help us do that. Please donate if you can.

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Give to our emergency coronavirus appeal

265 million people could be pushed to the brink of starvation by the coronavirus.

Will you help us reach children and families living in some of the world’s poorest countries?

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We work with children and families in crisis to ensure their basic needs are met with food, water, shelter and hygiene kits. We protect unsupported children at risk of abuse and abduction, reunite separated families or provide communication technology to stay in touch with loved ones. We also support families to rebuild their lives and communities when the threat has passed.

In emergencies we provide:

  • Homes and family environments for children without parental care
  • Child-friendly centres in conflict zones offering medical and trauma care, and a space to rest and play
  • Emergency medical care
  • Protection for unaccompanied child refugees
  • Family reunion
  • Education, counselling and healthcare for displaced children in refugee camps around the world