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How to help immigrant children

Discover how to help immigrant children in Australia and internationally with regular donations to our various programs.

If you’re wondering how to help immigrant children, there’s more than one way to get involved with Save the Children to make a lasting impact. 

For nearly 100 years Save the Children Australia has been helping immigrant children in Australia by running education and child protection programs. As part of a global network of child protection organisations, we are committed to providing life-saving aid, development and emergency response programs for immigrant children. We believe every child deserves a bright future and therefore we work tirelessly towards this.

How We Help Immigrant Children

In 2017, Save the Children were part of an Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts (charities including Save the Children, UNICEF Australia, World Vision, and more) who released a policy brief that outlined key recommendations to protect displaced children. These recommendations are based on the United Nations’ 2016 New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants and includes a ban on detention for immigrant children. This initiative builds on 6 key areas including:

  1. Non-discrimination and integration
  2. Ensuring the priority of the best interests of the child
  3. Ensuring children’s access to services
  4. Ending child immigration detention
  5. Promoting durable solutions
  6. Child protection.

Importantly, Save the Children works in Australia to provide educational and child protection programs in urban, regional and remote locations. We are committed to supporting all children to reach their potential. 

Immigrant Children – How to Help

Our evidence-based programs focus on protecting children, young people, families and communities from abuse, violence, hunger and disease in Australia. To learn how to help immigrant children you can make one-off or monthly donations. Read our stories and find out how your donation can help protect children and their families. 

How Your Monthly Donation Can Help Immigrant Children

When you need to know how you can help immigrant children in Australia we suggest you consider a regular monthly donation. We ensure that over 70 cents in every dollar donated goes to our aid and development programs, and we have a track record of accountability

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