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From Emergency Response to Long-Term Recovery

Save the Children does whatever it takes to be there for children in crisis – as we have for every major humanitarian crisis since World War I. We work with communities to prepare for and mitigate the impact of disasters. We partner with governments and local organizations to provide immediate assistance when an emergency hitsTogether, we helped 118 million children, in 116 countries, become healthier, safer and better educated. Learn more about our history of emergency response.   

Responses to Protracted Humanitarian Crises

The Global Hunger Crisis

A global food crisis brought on by the conflict in Ukraine brings new threats to children. COVID-19 is adding to the impacts of conflict and climate change to push millions of children across the world to the verge of starvation. LEARN MORE

The Climate Crisis

The threat posed to children and their rights by the climate crisis is real, and it is urgent. Its impacts are built into children’s futures, even if we are able to curb global emissions. LEARN MORE

Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis

As the United States begins welcoming newly arriving Afghan refugees, Save the Children has mobilized to meet their most urgent needs. We stand committed to the Afghan people and our commitment to stay and deliver in Afghanistan, where we've been working since 1976. LEARN MORE

U.S. Border

Innocent children have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, gangs and crushing poverty in Latin America. Separation and detention are devastating children and families. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, Save the Children is helping migrant children and their families. READ MORE

Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

In war-torn Yemen, 85,000 children may have died from starvation since the start of the crisis. As the largest aid organization in Yemen, Save the Children is on the ground, working to help the most vulnerable survive and stay safe. SUPPORT YEMEN RELIEF

Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

Syria has been a living nightmare for children and families tormented by years of war and unimaginable hardship. As millions flee for their lives, your help is desperately needed. LEARN ABOUT SYRIAN REFUGEES

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

In 2017, violence in Myanmar led to the fastest moving exodus of people – the Rohingya people – since the Rwandan genocide. Amid a global pandemic, nearly one million people remain stranded in Cox's Bazar, the largest refugee camp in the world. We are working to treat COVID-19 cases and support the basic human rights of Rohingya families. LEARN MORE

Current Emergency Responses

Gaza and Israel Conflict

What's happening in Gaza and Israel right now is horrifying. Gaza is now the deadliest place for civilians in the world. The only way for civilian lives to be protected and for adequate humanitarian assistance to be provided is for the fighting to stop. LEARN MORE

Turkey (Türkiye) and Syria Earthquakes

Thousands of people have lost their lives after two devasting earthquakes struck the Turkey (Türkiye) and Syria borders. LEARN MORE

Pakistan Floods

More than 33 million people across Pakistan have been affected by deadly flash flooding - the worst flooding to hit Pakistan in decades.  LEARN MORE

Eastern Kentucky Floods

Deadly and destructive flooding across eastern Kentucky is putting children at great risk, threatening their homes, schools and communities. Hundreds of children and families have lost everything. In the wake of the devastating flooding, kids are left vulnerable and unsure as to what the future may hold.  LEARN MORE

Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis

The Ukraine crisis, which started in 2014, has already forced at least 1.5 million people from their homes. The recent escalation in hostilities in Ukraine has put at least 7.5 million children in grave danger of physical harm, severe emotional distress displacement. LEARN MORE

Lebanon Humanitarian Crisis

After a devastating explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, children and families already facing COVID-19, as well as economic and political crisis, are more vulnerable than ever. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CRISIS

Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis

Economic collapse and internal conflict is driving millions of Venezuelans from their homes. Before COVID-19, the UN estimated 7 million people, or 25% of the population, were in need of humanitarian assistance. Now, closed borders and isolation measures due to coronavirus are exacerbating their already dire circumstances. Children need your help now. LEARN MORE

Historical Emergencies

From our very beginnings, Save the Children has made it our mission to save the lives of boys and girls in danger around the world. In times of crisis, we’re always among the first to respond, working to keep children safe and helping families rebuild their lives. VIEW PAST EMERGENCIES

Support for Other Humanitarian Crises


The safety and wellbeing of children in Israel continues to be at risk amid the escalated conflict. Save the Children does not have an existing presence in Israel, but we are coordinating with civil society and authorities to assess ongoing needs and critical gaps in which we would be best positioned to support. LEARN MORE