At Save the Children, we know helping children recover from emergencies is crucial to breaking the disaster cycle and helping communities rebuild.

Recovering from disasters begins immediately after a disaster strikes. While most attention is given to providing life-saving aid, the sooner communities are supported to recover, the sooner they will be able to support themselves.

Recovery is a long-term investment

Save the Children continues to work in affected areas long after a disaster has passed. We help restore basic services such as schools, provide people with the assets they may have lost during the disaster and provide livelihood opportunities which will help families get back on their feet.

Recovery and resilience

Our recovery work also addresses many of the underlying risks that contribute to emergencies. In fact, recovery activities can be very similar to the way we build resilience in communities.

This is how Save the Children works to break the disaster cycle by helping communities to recover from and become more resilient to disasters, while always being ready to respond and save lives when needed.