Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of five, often made worse by poor nutrition. Provide emergency care for a child suffering from pneumonia including antibiotics, oxygen therapy, and vaccinations.
The number of children experiencing deadly malnutrition is increasing at a staggering rate. Provide life-saving treatment for children over several weeks, including high-nutrient food (peanut paste), fortified milk, and medical care such as antibiotics.
Climate emergencies like drought significantly affect drier areas of the world with devastating results on food security for children. Help a child survive a drought by providing emergency food, high-nutrient peanut paste for malnutrition, and clean water.
Floods destroy homes, schools, and community infrastructure. This kit provides food, clean water, medicine for waterborne illnesses like cholera, emergency shelter, and a blanket to a child affected by floods.
Help provide clean running water for a school and allow an entire community of children to benefit from its health impact. Clean water protects from diarrheal diseases which are leading causes of death among children.
Children displaced by war, natural disasters, and other emergencies lose access to education, which limits their ability to succeed later in life. Provide a temporary classroom within a displacement camp for multiple children whose schooling has been disrupted.
Provide a child with a thriving stable including a cow, a donkey, two goats, and two sheep. These animals will provide sustainable food and marketable items year after year.
Help a child’s farm thrive during a life-threatening drought with farming essentials. Give drought-tolerant seeds, higher yielding crops that mature quickly, irrigation tools, as well as training on planting practices for arid conditions. A literal lifesaver for children in dry regions.
Children displaced by conflict or climate disasters leave everything behind. Give a child a hygiene kit — loaded with basics like soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, and diapers — bundled with an emergency blanket, sleeping mat, tarp, and rope to make a temporary shelter.
There are approximately 70 Indigenous languages currently spoken in Canada — it is projected that only three will still be spoken in 30 years. Alongside local Indigenous partners, support the creation of audio/video resources and books to revitalize Indigenous languages and help a child reclaim the connection to their spirituality, culture, and identity.
Children fleeing conflict have been ripped from their homes, schools, and sometimes their families. Provide a child with the care they need to endure the chaos of conflict: emergency food, medicine, a clean water kit, trauma support, and access to education.
Unaccompanied children who are separated from or have lost their parents are among those displaced. These children are at extreme risk of violence, exploitation, trafficking, and health issues. Provide alternative care arrangements, family reunification services, healthcare, psycho-social support, and education for a child facing crisis alone.
Put a world class team of doctors and nurses equipped by a global network of supply hubs at an ill or injured child’s side, giving them the treatment they need within 72 hours of a crisis.
Child, early and forced marriage ends a girl’s education, limits her ability to have a decent livelihood, forces adult responsibilities, and puts her at risk of early pregnancies and maternal death. Support work with girls, their parents, and community leaders to change social norms, helping to end this gender-based violence.
Children escaping conflict are at greater risk of violence and exploitation. Support adult-supervised spaces where a child is able to play with toys and other children, access schooling and trauma counselling, and feel cared for and safe.
Across the globe, many girls have babies before their bodies are ready. In many cases, this is due to gender-based violence and they may not be permitted to see a doctor while pregnant. Support programs that educate parents and adolescents about sexual and reproductive health and rights. This gift also provides access to healthcare for young women whose lives are in danger from childbirth.