Emergency Response

Syria Children Refugees

Syria Child Refugees

Since the beginning of the conflict, Syrian children have been the forgotten victims of the horrific war. Today, over 5 million children are in need of assistance, including over 1 million Syrian children who have sought refuge in neighboring countries. These children are at risk of becoming a "lost generation" and cannot be ignored. We must save Syria's children.

We Don’t Choose Sides. We #ChooseChildren.

Children don’t choose sides and neither do we. We choose children. Thanks to you, whenever and wherever children are in crisis, Save the Children is there, working around the clock to meet children's unique health, education and protection needs – even in the most challenging, the most complex, the most controversial circumstances.

Nepal Emergency

Nepal Earthquake Relief

Save the Children has worked in Nepal since 1976 and have extensive programs throughout the country.

Ebola Emergency

Ebola Relief

The crisis in West Africa is not over yet, and the affected countries face a long road to recovery.

Myanmar Flood Relief

Myanmar Flood Relief

More than 200,000 children have been affected by the recent monsoons around the region caused by heavy rains and rains from a cyclone. Food, clean water and shelter are urgently needed.

Yemen Crisis


From the start of the Yemen emergency we have reached nearly 1.5 million children with vital assistance. But as the conflict rages on, the needs of vulnerable children continue to grow.

South Sudan Emergency

South Sudan Emergency Relief

The scene of Africa’s longest running civil war, South Sudan’s recent humanitarian needs have escalated to alarming levels, with more than 5 million people in need of assistance throughout the region.

U.S. Border Emergency

U.S. Border Crisis

Children escaping unthinkable violence in their Central American communities are seeking refuge in the United States.

In 2014, we provided assistance to over 10.6 million people during 103 humanitarian crises including armed conflicts, natural disasters, and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In total, over 4.8 million children and 5.8 million parents and adults benefited from our work in 53 countries.

Protecting Children

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. That's why Save the Children is prepared to help protect vulnerable boys and girls during disasters and their aftermath. We also support children's needs throughout ongoing, complex emergencies.

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  • Disaster Relief and Emergency Response Background
  • Emergency assistance is a core part of Save the Children's work. Whether recovering from Hurricane Katrina, Haiti Earthquake or the Indian Ocean Tsunami, children face an insecure and uncertain future in the aftermath of a disaster. Since our founding, Save the Children has responded to the needs of boys and girls in crisis around the world.

  • Responding to Emergencies
  • Save the Children responds to three basic types of emergencies — sudden-onset, slow-onset and complex emergencies. Save the Children develops and maintains local and international partnerships to meet the challenges posed by disasters and crises in high risk communities worldwide.

  • Preparedness
  • Over the past two decades, the number of natural disasters has increased four fold. But there is much that can be done to prevent and ease the suffering of children in the aftermath. In response, Save the Children has pioneered child-centered Disaster Risk Reduction.

Last Updated October 2015

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