When it happens, we’re there. In the world’s toughest places, where children need us most. And you'll be right there with us. Working to protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope.
Disasters can strike anywhere. But in developing countries, the impact can be particularly devastating because there are fewer resources and less robust infrastructure with which to cope. Between 2002 and 2011, approximately six million children were killed by natural disasters.
Children are also increasingly affected by fragility and conflict. Between 2005 and 2014, the number of refugees almost doubled and the number of asylum-seekers more than doubled. Over the last decade, more than two million children have died as a result of armed conflict.
Our extensive global infrastructure means we can respond quickly, almost anywhere in the world. Our work focuses on children, especially those left vulnerable because they've lost parents or been left homeless.
We are on the ground early and an ongoing partner as communities recover and rebuild. Whenever possible, we integrate emergency relief with our long-term development and advocacy work for maximum positive impact.