Save the Children works in Australia and around the world to help children recover from emergencies. We also provide long-term support and build community resilience to reduce the impact of future disasters.
When a disaster strikes, Save the Children responds to save lives, relieve suffering and help children and their families recover. With over 90 years’ experience, Save the Children has expertise in providing immediate relief in some of the most challenging environments in the world. We ensure the most vulnerable people have access to shelter, clean water, food, and healthcare, and that children are safe from harm and are able to continue their education.
From the distribution of life-saving supplies to children who have fled conflict in Syria, to helping communities rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Save the Children responds where help is needed most.
Our holistic approach to emergencies
Save the Children tackles both the causes and effects that humanitarian emergencies have on children and their families. We work with communities all year round to help them plan and prepare for disasters, reducing the impact they have on their lives.
When a disaster does strike, Save the Children responds immediately to save lives and support the most vulnerable. In the aftermath of a disaster, we also help people recover, supporting them to rebuild their lives and better prepare for future disasters.
Emergency response in Australia
Whether it’s the recent floods in Queensland or the bushfires that ripped through Tasmania earlier this year, Save the Children works to ensure the needs of children are met wherever a disaster strikes in Australia. Working with other Australian emergency response agencies, Save the Children sets up Child Friendly Spaces to ensure children have a safe area to play while their parents begin the process of recovering from the disaster. Throughout the year we also help communities with emergency management planning.
Children’s Emergency Fund
When disaster strikes, there’s no time to lose. We don’t know where the next emergency will hit, but our Children’s Emergency Fund allows us to act quickly, so that more lives can be saved.