Join with Save the Children to combat the worldwide child hunger crisis

 

What’s happening?

1.4 million children are at imminent risk of starvation in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria. Kenya and Ethiopia are also facing critical food shortages and experts are saying we are at a tipping point in the crisis. Famine has been declared in many of the above countries and Save the Children warns that the situation could be worse than the 2011 famine in Somalia that claimed 260,000 lives.

Experts have predicted that the number of children suffering from malnutrition in Somalia could rise to 850,000 cases this year unless urgent aid is provided, and the United Nations has warned that more than 50,000 children are now facing death in Somalia.

In Nigeria, children are paying the heaviest price for seven years of insurgency and violence, with 450,000 children at risk of severe malnutrition in 2017, 90,000 of whom could die. Along with Somalia and Nigeria, Yemen is also on the brink of catastrophe and Kenya and Ethiopia are facing crippling droughts.

Save the Children’s efforts

Save the Children’s Child Hunger Crisis Appeal is working to raise money to get urgent support to children and families in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia. They have teams on the ground delivering life-saving aid such as

  • providing food aid and cash transfers so children can eat.
  • emergency Health Units to treat children suffering from severe malnutrition.
  • getting clean drinking water to hard-to-reach communities.
  • providing technical assistance to governments to support their responses.

Support Save the Children now;

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/childhunger

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

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