Around the world, Save the Children responds rapidly to emergencies that endanger the survival and well-being of significant numbers of children.
When severe flooding hit South Asia, 12 Save the Children organizations collaborated to meet the immediate needs of 17,000 children. Our ongoing initiatives will strengthen health care, sanitation, livelihoods and child protection. At the onset of flooding in the Dominican Republic in October 2007, we transported food and other essential items to families that had lost possessions, crops and livestock.
In Sri Lanka, we have helped children to form school-based committees, which have enabled them to identify disaster risks and persuade local authorities to take preventative action. Despite the challenges of emergency relief operations, we recognize our accountability to our staff, donors, partners and, most importantly, to the children we serve.