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Children's Emergency Appeal

Over a year on, coronavirus continues to have a devastating impact globally. For children, especially girls, in vulnerable communities the challenge couldn’t be greater. For those already living through the impacts of conflict, displacement or natural hazards, it means crisis upon crisis.

We’re working to reach children whose lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic. With girls less likely than boys to return to school, they’re at particular risk of missing out on their education. Levels of sexual violence and child marriage have increased, and an estimated 20 million girls may never return to the classroom after the pandemic. 

As the crisis continues to unfold, we’re facing the biggest education emergency in living memory: unless we act now, many girls will never make it back to the classroom. Your support is vital in helping us reach even more children and their families. No matter the size of your gift, it will help those affected by the pandemic. Thank you.

A group of children in Bangladesh


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. That’s why we’ve set up the Children’s Emergency Fund, so that – with your support – we’ll have the funds to act as quickly as possible when the next emergency happens.

From providing essential aid to helping communities rebuild in the long-term, your gift means we can support children in the hours, months and weeks after an emergency happens.

Our emergency work

How we react to emergencies

We respond in the areas we can serve most effectively and build communities to be more resilient