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CHILDREN'S EMERGENCY FUND

Your vital support is needed more than ever

During and after an emergency, every minute of every day puts children at greater risk of violence, sexual exploitation and child labour – and girls are often the worst affected.

Our experience shows us that girls are less likely than boys to continue receiving an education during conflict. There is also an increase in the risk of children being separated from their parents during an emergency. And right now, children all over the world are facing a new danger: the coronavirus pandemic.

For children in refugee camps the challenge couldn’t be greater. Having already been forced to flee their homes, they are now living in crowded refugee camps where self-isolation simply isn’t possible. By supporting the Children’s Emergency Fund you can help save lives and protect children today.

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Your gift can make a big difference in an emergency, helping us reach children in danger – fast

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A mother helps her daughter wash her hands at one of the handwashing stations in Kibera

How coronavirus is affecting vulnerable children

Children in Kibera, Kenya’s largest urban slum, have been hugely affected by the coronavirus crisis. Food rationing has become the new norm, with most families reducing their meals from three to two a day.

Access to water has also become a problem. The biggest dilemma for most people is whether to use their water to wash their hands or to cook and drink with, a huge challenge at a time when keeping clean is paramount. The scarcity of water has also left girls unable to wash during their periods. For children in this community, the need for our support couldn’t be greater.

WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS

Alapi, five, in South Sudan
Five-year-old Alapi is now back in education in South Sudan.

Alapi's story

I have learnt new things and made new friends. I love my teachers.

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.

Shrijana has completed training as a mason in Nepal
In Nepal, Shrijana is building a home for Krishna and her husband, after theirs was destroyed in the earthquake.

Shrijana’s story

"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.

Children’s Emergency Fund

HELP US REACH CHILDREN IN AN EMERGENCY AS SOON AS THEY NEED US