We are doing our best to help vulnerable children, this year.
We already work in some of the worlds most dangerous and difficult places but we urgently need your support.
"We were so frightened when we were walking. We were warned about mine fields. We lost our way in some places. My husband walked 10 to 20 metres ahead to protect the children in case he stepped on a landmine." Hada, Sharqat (near Mosul)
After fleeing the nightmare of war, drought or natural disasters, families find that their struggle is still not over. With little hope of an education, children suffer and parents despair. It makes an already difficult situation unbearable. But you can help them.
Examples of how your money can help:
- £10 could provide a blanket, a lifeline for many refugees in winter
- £36 could provide an emergency baby kit, including essentials such as nappies, blankets, towels and rash cream
- £78 could provide life-saving food to a family of refugees for a month
- £1,080 could keep six families in a refugee camp warm for the whole winter by providing fuel canisters for heating and cooking
Your donation will help to fund our work with refugees and vulnerable children around the world. You could provide food, shelter or even help a child to start learning again in a safe place – planting seeds of hope that will blossom in years to come.
As the Pope dedicates today to remembering the many children and families fleeing conflict and seeking safety around the world, our Senior Child Rights Policy Advisor Erica Hall writes about her own experiences opening her home and her heart to refugees, and why there is always room for one more.
A ‘crisis within a crisis’ is unfolding in the countryside outside Aleppo as thousands who fled the city now face increasingly dire conditions.
Aleppo’s destruction has left Syrian children facing some of their darkest days yet. We also know that Aleppo is only one of many besieged cities in Syria and another 400,000 people may be living in similar, if not worse situations.