We save human lives by responding to humanitarian emergencies caused by natural disasters, disease outbreaks, armed conflict and migration.
These disasters are either man-made, nature or in some cases unexpected. To ensure children and young people caught up in a natural emergency have access to food and a place to live become our mission. Their protection is also a top priority. During natural disasters, children and young people are most vulnerable. With or without family, their risk of abuse and exploitation escalates. When responding to natural emergencies, we ensure children and young people survive, and that their right is protected.
A lot of the crises today are man-made and the effects are long-lasting. Conflict and violence has forced millions of families to flee from their homes – in many cases to other countries. While some are forced to flee due to conflict, others leave due to poverty or climate change.
Aside from life-saving urgent needs like food, water and shelter, children caught up in conflict need protection – physical and emotional – and continued education so that they don’t become a lost generation. We need to provide an integrated response to their needs: immediate humanitarian relief, long-term solutions and continued campaigning for an end to conflicts.