2019 tested children to their limits. Freezing temperatures, cyclones and floods brought misery and despair. Hunger and disease threatened the smallest and weakest. Bullets and bombs brought terror and pain.
Throughout all of this, you were there, helping children in emergencies survive. By working together with UNICEF, your donations have helped children in Syria, Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Brazil, Venezuela, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, India, Myanmar and Bangladesh in 2019.
With a new decade upon us, we still need your support to ensure ALL children are protected from violence, free from malnutrition, vaccinated and educated.
Your donations have helped children in emergencies right around the world and back again, but we still need your support.
Protect Children Like Salem
Conflict in Yemen escalated in 2015, causing what is now the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
The situation remains desperate with 1 in 3 children at immediate risk of acute malnutrition.
When seven-month-old Salem’s parents had to flee their home because of the war, they couldn’t afford to feed their four children.
They had to leave everything behind and ended up living in a single room trying to survive on the meagre wages Salem’s father Mohammed managed to bring home each day.
Salem, his sister Sarah (4) and brother Hadeel (2) were all screened at a mobile health clinic funded by donations like yours.
The children were suffering from malnutrition, but thanks to you, they were immediately given treatment and supplies of emergency food.