Christmas Appeal

Millions of refugee children have lost everything to hunger, poverty, persecution, or violence – and now to coronavirus. They urgently need your help.

Thank you for giving what you can this Christmas.

Please give hope to a refugee child this Christmas

Millions of refugee children across our hurting world don’t have that sense of safety and belonging that comes from having a home this Christmas.

Children like eight-year-old Moktara (pictured below) who fled her home three years ago when violence erupted in her village in Myanmar. Moktara and her family fled to safety and now live in a makeshift shelter in the world’s largest and most overcrowded refugee camp – Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.

Children like Moktara have escaped conflict, but still face very great danger and distress. They urgently need your help. Your gift today could:

Provide refugee children – who can no longer go to school because of coronavirus – with homeschooling packs, full of pens, writing books and other learning materials.

Help children and their families learn about proper handwashing, social distancing and how to wear a mask to help protect themselves from the virus whilst living in a crowded camp.

Run workshops for parents, teachers and faith leaders so they can learn how to protect children who are in even greater danger of violence or abuse during the pandemic.

 

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“I loved going to school, but we can’t go to school now because of coronavirus. I can’t even go out – I need to stay at home all day long. I almost forget what I learnt before at school and I feel bad” – Moktara, 8.

Your gift this Christmas could give that hope to a child like Moktara

The camp where Moktara lives isn’t safe. Domestic abuse and gender-based violence are common, as people face extreme stress, financial strain and the struggle that comes with living in cramped conditions. And now coronavirus is another crushing blow to children who have fought for and survived so much.

Moktara used to go to a learning centre, where she was looked after and made friends. But now the classrooms have been closed. Moktara stays in her makeshift home all day now, but many children roam the camp’s streets unsupervised and even more vulnerable than they were before. 

How your donation helps

Your gift this Christmas could help keep refugee children safe by funding our child protection work in places like Cox’s Bazar – work that is more important now than ever. And your support could ensure that children who have already suffered so much, don’t have the joy of learning taken away from them during these difficult times.

No child should be without hope for the future – especially at Christmas. Your support today could give a renewed sense of hope to children who have already lived through so much.  

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Our heart is always for the world’s most vulnerable children and the communities where they live. Your donation today will help some of the poorest and most oppressed children and families across the world, wherever your help is most needed.

 

 

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