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Current emergencies 

Whether it's a cyclone, flood, tsunami or conflict, we do whatever it takes to reach children and their families with life-saving aid.

When disaster strikes

Save the Children responds to more than 100 emergencies every year. Some unfold rapidly. Others, like Syria, are protracted with no immediate end in sight. Whether it's a cyclone, flood, tsunami or conflict, we do whatever it takes to reach children and their families with life-saving aid.

With so many emergencies happening around the world right now, here are just five of the biggest we're currently responding to:
 

 

Yemen Crisis

Yemen Crisis

Since March 2015, the situation in Yemen has deteriorated into the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. The war has left 11.3 million children need humanitarian assistance, more than 2.5 million people internally displaced and 3.4 million children out of school. Children face a triple pronged threat from life-threatening hunger, the spread of deadly disease and an indiscriminate barrage of shelling and bombs.
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Indonesia Tsunami

Indonesia Tsunami

A catastrophic magnitude 7.5 earthquake and 20-foot-high tsunami caused massive damage and loss of life on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Sept 28, 2018. Buildings collapsed, lives were lost and huge waves swept away homes and other structures. Over 1.5 million people are affected, including at least 600,000 children.
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Syria Crisis

Syria Crisis

As conflict continues to tear Syria apart, we work both within Syria and in neighbouring countries to provide children and families with food, water, shelter, and much-needed health, education and safety.
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Child Hunger Crisis

Child Hunger Crisis

A severe hunger crisis is putting children’s lives in danger across parts of North Africa. We're working in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Yemen to stop children dying from hunger.
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Rohingya Crisis

Rohingya Crisis

The Rohingya Crisis is the fastest-growing humanitarian emergency in the world today. Children and families in Bangladesh are in urgent need after fleeing violence in Myanmar.
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