Join with Save the Children to save Yemen’s children from the world’s worst cholera outbreak


What’s happening?

Weak, malnourished and caught up in a brutal conflict, Yemen’s children are now faced with the world’s worst cholera outbreak. More than one million children under five in Yemen are at risk of cholera. It’s the worst recorded outbreak anywhere in the world, and it’s hitting children the hardest. Most worrying is how the outbreak will impact children who are already malnourished and who are living where the outbreak is the worst, like Al Hali in Hodeidah, which has Yemen’s highest number of cholera cases.

Save the Children’s efforts

Save the Children is on the ground in Yemen. Despite difficult conditions and barriers to aid reaching people in need, they have been able to set up cholera treatment centres and distribute medical supplies and oral rehydration kits. They have also been able to reach children and their families with education about the causes of cholera, and how to stay safe.

How you can help

Save the Children needs your help to open more life-saving cholera treatment centres, train health workers and community volunteers, and to provide sanitation and hygiene supplies, including chlorine tablets, oral rehydration salts, water storage tanks and hygiene kits. You can also help efforts to raise awareness among communities about effective ways to prevent the further spread of cholera.

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:



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