Fundraising appeal: Can you help us to protect more children?
Help us protect children and their families in Ukraine by donating today.
Like us, you will no doubt be horrified by the news coming from Ukraine. News of unimaginable destruction, terror, and suffering. With hopes fading that this will be a short war, millions of displaced children and their families remain at risk of violence, trafficking, and exploitation.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has described this emergency as the fastest growing refugee crisis since the Second World War. Over 4.7 million refugees have been forced to leave their home in less than two months. Beyond providing front line help as they cross international borders, it is vital that we continue to support those in need as they try to rebuild their lives.
Since 1955, Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB), has responded to global humanitarian crises and has helped to protect vulnerable children and their families. From helping British children to search for foreign serviceman parents after World War II, to resettling Asian refugees after their expulsion from Uganda in the 1970s. From aiding refugees escaping famine in Ethiopia in the 1980s to, in the last year, responding quickly to help Afghan children and their families fleeing the terror of the Taliban regime. Since February, along with our International Social Service partners in Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria, we have moved quickly to offer our specialist services to care for Ukrainian children and their families. In the UK, we are supporting local authorities to assist with the Homes for Ukraine scheme and are working with other charities to identify refugee families that need our help when they arrive.
But with rising numbers of refugees, the majority of whom are mothers and children, there is more to do.
As the only UK charity with an inter-country child protection team and the only UK member of the International Social Service network, CFAB can help where others can’t.
With your support we will be able to:
- Help resettle more refugee children and their families as they arrive in the UK.
- Work with local authorities and our international partners to provide the necessary record checks and assessments to keep children and their families safe.
- Support the ongoing humanitarian work of our partners both here and abroad.
Thank you for your support.