You can help provide essential support to children affected by emergencies.

When emergency strikes, children like Taslima lose everything. Separated from their parents, family and friends. Displaced from their homes. Deprived of their childhoods.

There are millions of children around the world who are living in communities affected by war, civil violence and natural disasters. They urgently need your help.

The festive season is a time when we come together to celebrate Christmas with our loved ones. But while we are counting our blessings, there will be children who are suffering, their lives torn apart by emergencies like the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar or the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.

After the immediate emergency response, the crisis doesn’t end for children like Taslima. Often, they find themselves in desperate circumstances, at risk of hunger, cold, disease, and violence. Your donation can change that this Christmas.

All that’s left for children in crisis is a daily battle for survival. For some children, the festive season will be a time of hunger, fear and sadness, not of joy and hope – but you can help make sure children in crisis survive, and thrive.

 
 

Donate to Help Children in the Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami

Thousands of young children are in urgent need of assistance following the most devastating earthquake and tsunami to hit Indonesia in almost a decade.

More than 800 people have been confirmed dead, 632 people have severe injuries and almost 200,000 people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance following a series of earthquakes that triggered a tsunami in the heavily-populated Central Sulawesi province in Indonesia.

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck just after 6pm on 28 September, triggering a tsunami that tore through Palu and Donggala, which are home to a combined 600,000 people.

Initial reports estimate that half the buildings in the area have collapsed or are severely damaged, and that 61,867 people were displaced due to homes being destroyed.

Right now, children urgently need food, clean water, shelter and medicine.

ChildFund Indonesia is working with a local partner to assess the most urgent needs, and distribute emergency aid to children and families in the affected areas.

Your donation will help provide children with the emergency supplies they need to recover from this devastating natural disaster.

 
 

More than 1 billion of the world’s people – most of them vulnerable women and youth – are living in extreme poverty.

 
 

Lack of education is one of the root causes of poverty. Better education gives children better opportunities, improves community development and lays a foundation for long-term stability.

iCARE programs currently provide education to vulnerable women, children and young people in Kenya and the Philippines to provide them with the building blocks to a better future out of poverty.

 
 

Education for girls is an especially powerful force. The barriers that keep girls from attending school are often higher than for boys.

For every year a girl stays in school she'll increase her income by 10%. 

 

but it is more complex than educating girls alone

 

Don't get us wrong, educating girls is a priority. 66 million girls around the world are not in school and for many of them it is just because they were born a girl. Keeping girls in school provides life-changing benefits not just for individuals, but for the entire community. 

their mothers and brothers need us to care about them too.  

So we do.  Since 1982 we've cared for more than 15,000 girls, boys and mums in Kenya, Uganda, India and the Philippines.

 
 

In villages in Kenya to metro Manila and rural Philippines we're continuing to support innovative and practical school and vocational education.  

Each community is different.  

Our programs support young entrepreneurs at the Piave Youth Polytechnic in Kenya's Rift Valley. They encourage science and technology for primary school girls in the Philippines.  We have recently supported budding IT specialists in Uganda and education for young Indian girls to overcome them becoming child brides.  And, that's just a start.