How our work helps
With your support, we’ve been able to help millions of people over many decades respond to emergencies, recover from malnutrition and build better futures.
Recently, our work across the world has included:
- helping the response to coronavirus in Somalia, supporting the only the quarantine hospital in the country’s capital, Mogadishu
- working in 60 health facilities in Yemen to treat 31,000 people suffering from malnutrition during the ongoing conflict
- treating over 3,500 children under five for undernutrition every day in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
- restoring access to safe water for communities affected by the Beirut port explosion in Lebanon
Our teams save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of malnourished children still need life-saving treatment and their families need urgent support. We’re committed to making sure people in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities get the help they need to survive.
Disasters Emergency Committee
In September 2018 we joined the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) as its newest member.
The DEC brings together 14 leading UK aid charities in times of major humanitarian disasters overseas. During DEC appeals, we all work together to raise money to help poorer countries respond to crises and to ensure emergency support reaches the people that need it the most.
So far we have joined appeals to help communities respond to the Indonesia Tsunami in September 2018, Cyclone Idai in East Africa in March 2019 and coronavirus in Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen in July 2020.