A Matter of Life and Death: Protecting children during and after emergencies is a matter of life and death

by Child Protection Working Group / Reports

A report from the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG), with ChildFund Alliance, outlining the various reasons why protecting children from violence and exploitation is a life-saving intervention during and after emergencies, and should be prioritized for funding in all humanitarian crises.

ChildFund responds to devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone

by Diana Quick / Public Statement

During the night of August 14, devastating mudslides swept down the steep hillsides and slopes of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, engulfing the homes of thousands of families who live in these highly congested areas. The estimated death toll is around 400, with another 800 unaccounted for. About 20,000 people have been displaced from their homes across more than a dozen communities.

About 75 percent of the people affected are women and children, including 150 children who are enrolled with ChildFund. We are relieved to report that all the ChildFund-enrolled children who live near the areas affected by the mudslide are safe.

Putting Children at the Heart of the World Humanitarian Summit

by ChildFund Alliance, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children's Villages International, War Child, World Vision International / Reports

ChildFund Alliance, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages International, War Child, and World Vision’s report to ensure that children’s perspectives are considered, and their priorities and recommendations are reflected in the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), which will take place on May 23-24, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.