UFO Members Raise over $2000 Together for the Child Refugee Crisis Appeal
Millions of children around the world have been forced from their homes. Some have made the perilous trip across the Mediterranean in search of safety in Europe. Millions of others live in areas surrounding their home countries where food is scarce and access to education is limited. But having fled violence, persecution and insecurity, child refugees face new threats every day.
Many are now stranded across Europe, sleeping rough and struggling to stay warm and healthy without proper shelter. They and their families face an awful choice: stay where they are and risk poverty, illness or exploitation, or continue further along dangerous routes in search of safety. Without help or protection, many children have simply no hope rebuilding their futures.
Save the Children teams are on the ground across Europe and the Middle East, working around the clock to help keep children safe and healthy.
Our donation will help towards working with child refugees around the world, from Lebanon to Jordan, Greece to Finland. Keeping children warm by providing warm clothes, blankets and fuel for heating. Distributing food, water, blankets and tents to refugee families who have lost everything. Making sure that children get vital medical care. Reuniting lone children with their families and keep them safe from trafficking and exploitation. Providing emotional support. Setting up safe spaces where children can play and mothers can breastfeed. Helping children get back to into education.
Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children