Where it's Needed Most

You can give the most vulnerable children exactly what they need, right when they need it most.
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Esther (8), Rwanda

Make a life-changing difference for the world's most vulnerable children.

Right now, the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing families further into poverty, right to the edge of survival, forcing young children to be married off, sent to work, or suffer abuse. Historic droughts are causing unprecedented hunger. Deadly conflict is causing families to flee their homes in the tens of thousands. They have no safety net. Except for you.

You can provide exactly what a desperate child, family or community needs, right when they need it most. That could be responding quickly to an emergency, protecting children from violence, saving girls from child marriage and helping them get back to school, or providing life-saving food, water and healthcare.

Give children the future they deserve.

Give children the future they deserve.

Rajima (10), India

The world's most vulnerable children urgently need you. Please donate now to help children and their families survive and rebuild brighter futures.

A monthly gift is the most effective way to build lasting change for children and families. Your donations will deliver consistent long-term solutions to make the biggest difference, meeting urgent needs and helping children in the world's toughest places break free from poverty for good.

Be there for children when and where they need you most.

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Community Development

Your support gives children a pathway out of poverty. You empower communities with access to better healthcare, education, clean water, nutritious food and economic opportunities. Thanks to you, we provide long-term solutions; addressing the root causes of poverty and allowing families to transform their future.

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Ongoing Crises

When a crisis threatens children's lives, you help them survive, recover and build a future. Children growing up in war zones like Syria and South Sudan, facing crippling hunger or having their futures stolen by child marriage, need your help. Your support protects vulnerable children in the world's most dangerous places.

<h4>Disaster Relief</h4>

Disaster Relief

When a disaster like a cyclone, earthquake or flood strikes, it causes widespread devastation that destroys homes and livelihoods. Your support brings immediate relief and supplies, with child protection and safety the number one priority. Our response protects lives, restores dignity and renews hope so people can rebuild their lives.

How your donation will help children:


You can protect children from disease with improved access to clean water and basic sanitation.


You'll let children write their own futures, with quality education in a safe and protected environment.


You can ensure children get the best start in life with access to nutrition and healthcare services.


You'll help break the poverty cycle by strengthening families through economic empowerment.

You can be there for children like Grace.

At just 5-years old, Grace has to walk more than 6km every day to collect dirty, disease-ridden water from a nearby swamp. She misses out on school and is often sick.
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Grace (5), Uganda

You can give children a pathway out of poverty.

<h4>Aaron is hungry and scared</h4>

Aaron is hungry and scared

Aaron and his family used to have enough to eat. Now they're caught up in a horrific hunger crisis. Like millions of families being pushed further into poverty by the fallout of COVID-19, Aaron is facing starvation. The casual work his mum depended on has dried up. No matter what she does, there is never enough to eat. "We eat just once a day," he says. "It's not easy. Right now, we have half a basin of peas and a sack of beans at home. That's all the food we have to get us through." When you give to Where it's Needed Most you will help provide life-saving food for kids like Aaron who desperately need you. You will save lives and protect children and their families from horrific hunger. There's no time to wait.

<h4>Cheru's life has changed forever</h4>

Cheru's life has changed forever

At 5-years-old Cheru missed out on school to walk for nearly two hours to collect dirty water that would give her stomach pains and headaches. Now, thanks to the support of people like you, Cheru is thriving. She is now 6 years old, and her whole community have access to clean, safe water. With water close at hand, families can prioritize other critical areas in their lives: health, education, and income. Thanks to you, Cheru is healthy, clean, and rested. She can now go to school every day. You can give children just like Cheru a pathway out of poverty. A monthly gift to Where Needed Most can protect children from disease with improved access to clean water and basic sanitation.

Lasting change starts with you.

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