Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the global leader in child-focused humanitarian response, Save the Children mobilized immediately to provide support, including medical supplies and preparedness training to the most vulnerable region impacted by coronavirus. Now, as the global death increases due to coronavirus, children around the world are facing growing risks.

Save the Children is working around the clock to keep children healthy, safe and protected. With each day, the risks to the psychological impact this pandemic can have on children grow. Children living in quarantine or possibly being separated from their families are especially vulnerable. While school closings can also cause disruption to children’s education. In the United States alone, 30 million children who rely on school for both learning and meals are at great risk.

Our response includes training health teams worldwide how to protect themselves and prevent further spread of the disease. We are also supplying the personal protective equipment and other supplies frontline health staff desperately need. In addition, we are protecting children and families that may be separated due to quarantine.

Your donation today to Save the Children and our partner No Kid Hungry will help make sure schools and community programs have the support they need to keep feeding vulnerable children during the pandemic. You’re also supporting our important work to meet the health, education and nutrition needs of kids in other countries impacted by coronavirus. 

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Jennifer Garner helping a child in school.


30 million children in the United States go to school not only for learning but also for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. Kids are now stuck at home without access to school lunches, books and, in rural America, computers, broadband, or even print outs from schools that can’t afford paper and ink. They need our help.

That’s why Trustee Jennifer Garner and fellow actor Amy Adams came up with #SAVEWITHSTORIES. In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, they’ll be offering stories on Instagram and Facebook to provide a little fun, a little education, and a little distraction for kids and parents

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Coronavirus & Kids: Resources from Save the Children

You’re not alone. As the world’s leading expert on childhood, we’re providing parents, schools and communities with tools and tips you can trust about coronavirus (COVID-19) and kids. Together, we’re doing whatever it takes to protect our children.

We’re All In This Together

In the U.S. and around the world, Save the Children is assessing the unique threats caused by coronavirus facing children and their families, especially those most vulnerable. These are unprecedented, even scary, times, and we stand at the ready to address children’s mental health needs, as well as those of their parents, teachers and caregivers. Your support makes this possible.

While practicing compassionate social distancing, Save the Children staff provide food to a family in rural Kentucky as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact families across America.

Helping America’s kids learn and get nutritious meals during the Coronavirus pandemic

With 94% of schools closed due to coronavirus, Save the Children has been working to support vulnerable children in some of rural America’s poorest communities. 

A 4-year old girl stands next to several other children at a refugee camp in Bangladesh

The first confirmed coronavirus case in Cox’s Bazar exposes how our systems fail the most vulnerable

If there is one lesson for refugees that we must take away from this crisis – it must be that refugee camps, and a life in limbo, should never be considered an acceptable long-term solution..

A young girl plays with a toy stethoscope.

11 ways to help others in your community who may be hit hardest by COVID-19

A girl named Riley sits at a school desk while holding a thick hardcover book open as she smiles. Behind her is a bulletin board with bright posters of days of the week and months of the year printed. Photo credit: Michael Nylif/ Save the Children, May 2019.

How to help children with difficult transitions, like school closures due to coronavirus

A young girl makes a sign for a “heart” using her two hands.

S.H.A.R.E. and R.E.A.D. with your child

A young boy counts with his hands by holding up one finger.

Fun ways to incorporate math at home

Kayliee, age 6, practices her vocabulary during Save the Children's Emergent Reader program at her school in Tennessee.

6 ways children are at risk in a health crisis, even if they don’t get sick

For a variety of reasons, including the immediate impacts on their health to social disruptions caused by outbreaks, children can be greatly affected.

A Save the Children staffer helps a girl with an educational exercise seated at a desk in a classroom

7 simple tips on how to talk to kids about the Coronavirus

As communities and schools work towards preventing the spread of coronavirus with precautionary measures, including closures or the cancellation of events, it’s likely that children’s awareness of the outbreak is growing.

Children practice good hygiene practices by washing their hands at an outdoor handwashing station.

How Save the Children health workers are helping to battle the Coronavirus

As the global leader in child-focused humanitarian response, Save the Children mobilized immediately.

5 Gifts That Help Protect Children Impacted by Coronavirus

Widespread school closures caused as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic threaten the growth and development of the nation’s most vulnerable kids. Your gift today can help out-of-school children.

Together, We Can Help Protect Children Impacted by Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus continues to impact communities across the world, it is essential to ensure that the health, safety and psychological well-being of children are protected. Please make a donation today to support this lifesaving work, and help us contain the Coronavirus outbreak. Your support can help us reach children in coronavirus-affected areas and other countries at great risk.


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