Emergencies

Save the Children provides emergency help for a family affected by Typhoon Yolanda

In any crisis, children are always the most vulnerable.

For more than 30 years, Save the Children has been helping children recover from emergencies in the Philippines. Even after the cameras and world press have left, we stay behind to provide long-term support such as education and livelihoods, and build up community resilience to reduce the impact of future disasters.

When a disaster strikes, timely response is needed to save lives, relieve suffering and help children and their families recover – especially in disaster-prone areas such as the Philippines. With over 95 years of experience, Save the Children has the expertise in providing immediate relief. We ensure that the most vulnerable people have access to shelter, clean water, food, and healthcare, and that children are kept safe from harm.

Our complete approach to emergencies

Save the Children tackles both the causes and the effects that humanitarian emergencies have on children and their families. We work with communities, especially those in high-risk areas, all year-round to help them plan and prepare for disasters, reducing the impact they have on their lives.

When a disaster does strike, Save the Children responds immediately to save lives and support the most vulnerable. In the aftermath of a disaster, we also help people recover – supporting them as they rebuild their lives and ensuring they are better prepared for future disasters. Learn more about what we do to help children in emergencies.

What you can do to save the children?

Even after the cameras and world press have left, Save the Children stays behind to provide long-term support for children affected by disasters.

We need your support to continue what we do best – help children every day and in times of crisis.

You can help us sustain and further improve our Disaster Risk Reduction programs. Donate online today and invite others to do so. We cannot let children wait; they need us now more than ever.

In emergencies, many children lose access to nutritious food and clean water. Help us prevent child hunger and malnutrition by supporting our #LahatDapat campaign.

What your support does?

Whatever emergency it may be, Save the Children strives to always meet children’s needs:

  • We set up Child-Friendly Spaces so children will have a safe place to rest and play. Meanwhile, we provide their parents training and livelihood opportunities.
  • We help rebuild schools and put up temporary learning spaces so their education won’t be disrupted.
  • We train schools, local governments, families, and communities on disaster preparedness and resilience.
  • We do on-the-ground relief and immediate response work.

Disasters can strike any time, hence we need to be prepared 24/7.

Save the Children works on protecting children before, during, and after disasters. With your support, we look forward to reaching more children!