Emergency Response Programs

In times of crisis, when children are at their most vulnerable, Save the Children is there. We are always at the ready — and always among the first agencies that help during natural disasters. Delivering lifesaving emergency relief. And staying as long as it takes to ensure children and families can recover from the losses, restore their lives and build their resilience for years to come. Wherever and whenever children need us most, we are there.

Children and Natural Disasters

No one knows when the next earthquake, flood or tsunami will strike. But we do know children are severely affected by natural disasters. They also suffer greatly during conflict, drought and disease outbreaks. Save the Children’s natural disaster response and emergency relief programs help protect vulnerable boys and girls during disasters and their aftermath. 

Emergency Health Unit

In any crisis, it’s the first minutes, hours and days that matter most. That’s when the most lives are lost, when health systems have been wiped out, and emergency response organizations are still making their assessments and preparing their responses. And for every hour that passes, children will suffer and die.

That’s why, Save the Children launched our groundbreaking Emergency Health Unit, transforming the way disaster emergency response health care for children is delivered. 

Current Disaster Relief and Emergency Response

Child Hunger Crisis

Conflict and the worst drought in 70 years has left 20 million children and adults in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, northeast Nigeria and other parts of Africa in urgent need of food and water. EXPLORE OUR CHILD HUNGER CRISIS

Syria Conflict

Syria has been a living nightmare for children and families tormented by six years of war and unimaginable hardship. The situation is critical — and your help is desperately needed. EXPLORE THE SYRIA CONFLICT

Resuce At Sea

Children are fleeing bullets, poverty, persecution and the impact of climate change only to drown in European waters. Our rescue ship and crew are searching for and saving children at sea. LEARN MORE ABOUT RESCUE AT SEA


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