Save The Children
When disaster strikes, there is no time to lose. Our teams respond quickly and do whatever it takes to save children’s lives but also support long term to make sure children and communities get their lives back together. In 2014 we respond to 84 emergencies worldwide including the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the conflict in Gaza, delivered life-saving aid to over 275,000 people forced to flee their homes in Iraq.
We also reached over 6,000 children in the UK through our Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play programme which supports families in the most desperate need, supplying anything from cookers to cot beds. 6.6 million children under the age of five die of preventable causes every year. We need to act together, now, to change this appalling reality.