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Help families get through this.

All over the world, coronavirus is tearing children’s lives apart.

This is the biggest global health, social and economic crisis of our lifetime. Together, we must act now to stop the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the world’s most vulnerable children.

Save the Children has launched a $100 million appeal - the biggest appeal in our 100-year history – to protect children no matter where they live. And to protect every child's right to learn, we've launched the Save our Education campaign. Together, we can help children and their families get through this, both in our own communities and around the world.

We urgently need your support. Please give to our coronavirus emergency appeal.

The impact on children.

Coronavirus is already having devastating consequences for children and their rights.

As the virus stretches health systems to their limits, children are already missing out on life-saving health and nutrition services.

The pandemic is leaving countless children without caregivers, out of school and in danger. Children and families least able to cope will be hit hardest.

Over a billion children have had their education disrupted. Children who live in poverty, refugee camps and conflict zones may never return to school – especially girls who are now at risk from early pregnancy or child marriage. And as poverty deepens, children out-of-school may be forced to work to make ends meet. This is the biggest education emergency of our lifetime.

Just a matter of months could unravel 30 years of progress in protecting children's survival and rights. We must act now before it's too late. An entire generation's future depends on it.

Read more about our Save our Education campaign.

Our response.

All over the world, Save the Children is listening to families and working round-the-clock to keep children safe, healthy and make sure they can continue learning.

Our teams are rapidly adapting existing work whilst preparing for outbreaks of coronavirus in countries with weakened health systems, fragile contexts or a limited capacity to respond due to other ongoing crises, such as conflict or natural disasters.

Globally, our Agenda for Action puts pressure on governments and world leaders to #ProtectAGeneration from the worst impacts of coronavirus. Our shared humanity demands a global coordinated response on an unprecedented scale. This is a time for leadership and collaboration by governments, financial institutions, private companies, the UN and organisations like Save the Children.

Find out more about our response.

Please donate to our Coronavirus Emergency Appeal.