Around the world, many children are innocently caught up in life threatening disasters. Lives of children like Layla are at risk from deadly diseases like cholera.
“Mummy, mummy I can’t stand on my feet.”
When Layla* said those words, her mum Samara knew she had to do something - and quickly.
In emergencies, every minute counts. You can help reach children like Layla with urgent medical care when deadly diseases threaten their lives.
Layla’s family had already lost another child to cholera. Without urgent treatment, Samara was afraid she might lose Layla too.
When a deadly disease takes a life in a matter of hours, a rapid response is needed to prevent further deaths.
In a cholera outbreak, Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit immediately deploys a highly trained team to the most at-risk areas with the highest cases.
In 72 hours, the team can be there on the ground, attending to the immediate health care needs of the community.
But we can only reach these communities with support from kind people like you, allowing medical and technical experts to respond quickly and efficiently.
Layla has made a full recovery. But every day, there are more children like her whose lives are at risk from deadly diseases like cholera.
Please be the life-saving support and care for children at their greatest time of need.
*Names have been changed to protect the real identities of Layla and her family.
Will you help us reach children caught up in disasters that put their lives at risk? Your support can help deploy a highly trained team of doctors and nurses to provide immediate treatment when deadly diseases threaten innocent, young lives.