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 Children's Mental Health 

 Children around the world are facing life's biggest battles.  

They've been orphaned. They've witnessed unspeakable violence. They've even seen death.  And yet, less than a penny of each dollar spent on global health funding goes toward mental health support. 

It's not enough — and kids need more.  Send a message: We must pass the MINDS Act so they can heal and thrive. 

Advocate to Help Bring Hope to Kids in Ukraine

Childhood rarely survives war. 

In Ukraine, senseless violence has stolen loved ones, ravaged homes and destroyed schools. To endure the devastation, kids and families need critical support.  

Until then, millions of bright futures remain at risk. 

Join our political advocacy - Save the Children Action Network . Send a message to Congress: We must send lifesaving aid to kids in Ukraine! 


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