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Your gift can make a big difference in an emergency, helping us reach children in danger – fast
RESPONDING TO CYCLONE FANI
Your support for the Children’s Emergency Fund means we can respond fast to disasters like Cyclone Fani, which hit north-eastern India on 3 May.
The cyclone destroyed homes, schools and whole villages, leaving 10 million people in serious need of emergency support.
Our teams are on the ground, providing life-saving aid to children and their families including shelter kits, emergency food and hygiene kits.
WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
In recent years, we’ve been responding to more and more emergencies around the world. Sadly, we know there will be even more to come.
Every emergency brings with it unique demands and challenges, and we believe the youngest and most vulnerable people affected shouldn’t have to wait for help to arrive.
That’s why we’ve set up the Children’s Emergency Fund, so that – with your vital support – we’ll have the funds available to act as quickly as possible when the next emergency happens, saving children’s lives.
SAVING LIVES AFTER AN EMERGENCY
With your support, we can:
- Respond immediately when an emergency happens, distributing essential supplies such as hygiene kits, blankets and shelter.
- Provide longer-term support for communities in need, including setting up child protection services and schools, training teachers and supporting children who have lost their families.
- Help communities rebuild after a disaster, building new schools and providing training to enable people to rebuild their homes and protect against future devastation.
In South Sudan, Alapi’s family had to leave their community after it was attacked by militants. Alapi had been going to pre-school, until the building was destroyed in the fighting.
After they moved, Alapi's mum couldn't afford to send him to nursery school. But now he attends one of our Early Childhood Development centres, where he has the chance to learn, play with his friends, and enjoy being a child again.
"These new skills will help me to rebuild my own home and other houses in my community."
In Nepal, 21-year-old Shrijana was the youngest female mason in her village to join our training programme.
Her family's home was seriously damaged in the earthquake that struck the country in 2015, and they lost most of their food, clothing and household items. Now, thanks to her training, Shrijana is not just earning money to support her family, she's also working with other masons in the community to rebuild some of the homes that were destroyed in the earthquake.