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You can impact lives and partner with communities in the world’s most dangerous places.

Children live amongst conflict, disaster, political unrest and ongoing instability. You can support children facing these critical situations as they overcome extreme odds, pursue their potential, and reach their dreams on their own terms (just like you!).

Help them survive, recover and build a future.

Because circumstances change in an instant, Childhood Rescue is a flexible and fast-moving programme that adapts to meet real needs in real-time. We go to the places others can’t reach, meeting urgent needs and staying to find solutions — and when things change, we change.


Markets in Kananga, Kasai Central Province, DRC


Realities of living in dangerous places

Discover below key issues affecting children in dangerous places.

Mahoro (17)


Children Affected by Armed Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mahoro, 17, lives in a region of the Democratic Republic of Congo which is frequently caught in battles between rebel groups and government forces. Farmers can't work the fields and as a result, they can’t feed their children. At times, Mahoro's only meal is the one her school provides. 

Schools have had to relocate because of the constant insecurity. Mahoro's family used to sleep in the forest for fear of the conflict, but left to follow the school that they depended on for food. 

Child holding therapeutic food package


Drought and Food Shortage in Afghanistan

Cycles of drought and flash floods have been devastating for the people living in displacement camps around Herat, Afghanistan.

In 2018, a historic drought hit a large part of the country, causing harvests to fail, livestock to die, and nearby drinking wells to dry out. This drove over 150,000 people from their homes and into camps of makeshift tents with no nearby water source, where many children are suffering from severe malnutrition. 

Since then, cycles of drought and flash floods have further devastated the people living in the camps.

Mural on wall


Honduran Gang Violence

Juan is 8 years old and lives in one of the dangerous, gang-controlled neighborhoods of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the Murder Capital of the world. He can't go to school as he might get shot crossing the street bordering a rival gang's area, and instead works on a construction site.

His family needs the income, as his brother is in jail for gang involvement. “We thought about leaving this area," Juan says, "but if we leave and come back, the gangs are going to kill us.”

Boy smiling, leaning against water tank