Save the Children

Save the Children Emergency Fund

Save the Children's Emergency Fund is prepositioned funding enabling us to respond within hours of a disaster striking, rather than days or weeks. While we don't know where the next emergency will hit, we know that we are prepared to act quickly to save children's lives.

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It ran from 8:23 PM, 20 June 2012 to 2:26 PM, 3 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (213890)

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  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief




Over the past two decades the number of natural disasters has doubled. Not only are there more floods, cyclones, droughts and severe cold spells, but experts also predict the severity of these events will increase as a result of climate change and environmental degradation. These diasters have the biggest impact on the poorest communities and it is children who bear the brunt. In most disasters, more than half of those who are affected or die are children.


Having a dedicated Emergency Fund in place before a disaster strikes means we can act immediately. Being on the ground in the first 48 hours is critical and decisions must be taken as soon as a disaster hits. Our Emergency Fund allows us to have the expert staff, supplies and infrastructure on the ground straight away. It also enables us to respond regardless of whether an emergency is in the news and without having to wait for people to respond to an appeal.