The Time to Advocate for Refugees Is Now

Today, conflicts around the world continue to displace children of all ages. The dangers inherent to child refugees and internally displaced children put them at risk every day.  In conflict, everything is on the table – death, injury, sexual violence, protection risks.  Children are terrified. They are hearing explosions, they are being asked to flee with just the clothes on their backs. The risk to their mental health and potential for long-term trauma cannot be underestimated.

Save the Children is an organization that helps refugees and an outspoken champion for every last child. Together with our political advocacy arm, Save the Children Action Network, we work to ensure children’s voices are heard, their rights are realized and their issues are given top priority.

With the world's focus on Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan and too many other growing refugee crises, it's more important that we advocate for refugees and children displaced by conflict. Learn more about refugee advocacy by visiting  Save the Children Advocacy Network (SCAN) and help secure a brighter future for children.

How to Advocate for Refugees

Learn more about the issues facing refugees and children displaced by conflict — and what you can do to become an advocate for asylum advocacy.

Advocate for Humanitarian Assistance

The number of children in need of lifesaving humanitarian support around the globe has skyrocketed more than 20% since 2022.

1 in 6 children live in a conflict zone, and over 150 million children around the world require urgent, critical humanitarian assistance to survive and thrive.

Send a message: Support lifesaving humanitarian action for children affected by crises around the world.

Conflict, crisis and poverty followed millions of children into 2024. 

But lifesaving support is falling short. 

Families across the nation are struggling to afford childcare and nutritious food, while kids around the world are facing record levels of humanitarian need. 

Send a message: Tell Congress to prioritize kids in the 2024 funding bills. 


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