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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.

Families are at the center of all we do. If we can help them stay stable through an emergency, they and their children can move forward strong afterward. Please give as generously as you can to support children in crisis.

We are currently responding to children's needs in the following emergencies:

Help Children in the Philippines After Typhoon Rai
Typhoon Rai made landfall in the Philippines

On December 16, 2021, Typhoon Rai made landfall in the Philippines, bringing high winds and torrential rains that killed hundreds of people and destroyed thousands of homes. Many of the children who survived are living in temporary shelters with their families, uncertain of their future.

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Help Children in Haiti
Community health workers care for a baby at one of ChildFund’s interim care centers during the 2015 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

Children in Haiti Need Urgent Support

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked western Haiti, causing hundreds of deaths and even more injuries, with severe damage to schools, buildings, roads and bridges, Saturday, August 14. With ChildFund Alliance, we are mobilizing to support children and their families during this devastating time.

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How ChildFund works to support children and 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.