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Be a Lifeline for a Child in Crisis

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In any emergency – violent conflicts, pandemics, droughts and other natural disasters – children are the most vulnerable. Beyond the short-term risks they face from being separated from their families, getting hurt or even dying, children often miss school and are at increased risk of violence, neglect and exploitation. Unfortunately, in the intense chaos and demand for resources during and after a crisis, children are often the last to receive the support they need.

That’s where we come in. During emergencies, the focus of ChildFund is always on the children – on providing the things they most urgently need to survive and thrive after a disaster, including not just physical relief items but also psychological and emotional support. See just a few of the emergencies we’re currently responding to below and learn how your donations support children in crisis.

  • Help Children After Brazil Floods

    After days of torrential rain throughout Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil – a state about the size of Arizona – rivers have overflowed, submerging entire towns and cutting off electricity, water systems and communications.

  • Help Children Facing Hunger in the Horn of Africa

    A prolonged drought is threatening the lives of children in Kenya and Ethiopia. Millions of kids are now at risk of hunger, malnutrition and disease.

  • Help Children in Ukraine Crisis

    Children in Ukraine are fleeing for their lives after Russia attacked the country from three sides early on February 24.

  • Help Child Survivors of War in Uganda

    Conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have driven thousands of people to flee their homes and seek refuge in Uganda – many of them children.

How we support children & families after emergencies:

WE PROVIDE RELIEF

to children, families and communities affected by emergencies in the form of food, clean water and other essentials, like blankets and hygiene kits. Depending on the situation, we may distribute these items directly to affected families or give them funds to purchase what they need most.

WE ESTABLISH CHILD-CENTERED SPACES

to give children a safe place to play, learn and just be kids – activities that are crucial to their recovery from the trauma of emergencies. These spaces protect children and allow their parents time to find shelter, food, water and other help they need.

WE PROMOTE EDUCATION

on disaster preparedness so that when emergencies happen, children, families and communities know how to respond and can recover more quickly.