Children shouldn’t suffer because adults are fighting.
That’s why we go to children affected by war and oppression, reminding them they are loved and doing all we can to help them reach their full potential.
449 million children are living in conflict zones worldwide.
We can all say this is not ok.
But we believe that words without action don’t mean much. So with your help, we’re investing in some of the most vulnerable, conflict-affected communities on earth in order to bring practical solutions that build a future for children free from hardship and exploitation.
This is how we're working to bring freedom.
Through the provision of food, shelter, medical care and basic survival necessities during crisis events.
That transforms community wellbeing, improves health and education, and provides a nurturing environment for children.
Community driven. Locally led.
We value the capabilities that are already held by communities. That’s why we work in partnership with them, co-developing projects that draw people and skills together to establish creative solutions to the unique challenges they face.
Where we work.
Across conflict zones in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Decades of military rule and oppression have left many in Myanmar without access to basic medical care and the opportunity to go to school, as well as resulting in the mass displacement of over a million people into neighboring Thailand and Bangladesh. The responsibility of providing aid to these refugees has predominantly fallen to international non-government organizations.
Extended conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen have resulted in a humanitarian crisis that has displaced of millions of people. Emergency relief, access to healthcare and education opportunities are all areas of great need amongst the displaced in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. We're also supporting families facing economic hardship in Afghanistan, where the Taliban takeover has plunged the country into even deeper crisis.
Go with us to kids affected by war. Every month.
Help end the injustice of children suffering just because the adults are fighting. Your monthly gift will fuel relief and development initiatives that are sustainable, community-driven and create a nurturing environment for these children to thrive in.
Partners provides emergency and short-term provision of food, shelter materials, and basic survival necessities for children, their families, and communities during times of acute crisis. Emergency relief is essential when war or social breakdown occurs, leaving children vulnerable to suffering and exploitation. As well as providing critical relief items, our team is always focused on the long-term, seeking community insight into sustainable solutions that will strengthen local systems of care and impact generations to come.
We believe that access to education is fundamental to children's well-being and development. Sadly, the mass displacement of communities, destruction to education infrastructure and economic hardship that war brings means many children in the communities we work don’t have the chance to go to school. From providing communities with the resources they need to rebuild schools destroyed by ISIS in Syria, to supporting refugee children from Myanmar to be able to attend school, Partners is working hard to ensure all children have the chance to receive the education they deserve.
Decades of conflict in Myanmar and ongoing violence in the Middle East have decimated health systems in these regions. Partners’ health projects focus on improving access to health care in communities affected by conflict and oppression as well as equipping communities with basic health education to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases. This includes helping local communities rebuild clinics in the Middle East, stocking clinics in eastern Myanmar with medicines, and training local health workers in both Myanmar and Bangladesh to provide primary healthcare treatment and education on sanitation, maternal health, malaria control and other important health topics aimed at preventing illness.
Myanmar still ranks near the bottom of many quality of life indicators, including the areas of education and health care, especially in states where ethnic minorities reside. Because Myanmar needs long term sustainable projects that help communities solve the many difficulties that they face, Partners is providing reproducible training and partnerships that emphasize the ability of each community to find solutions to long-term problems within their own community. This includes establishing community-owned income generating businesses which support local education, providing training that helps refugees, migrant workers, or villages to focus back on raising their families and having strong healthy marriages, as well as establishing a network of volunteers in camps for the displaced who identify individuals and families who are struggling and coordinate with the community to provide them with the help they need.
Partners aims to increase the wellbeing of families and their children affected by war through improved food security, income, health and nutrition. In Southeast Asia, through research and training of sustainable livelihood techniques and solutions, we encourage food producers to start using sustainable farming practices that not only feed the community but help them support themselves and their families as well. We seek to improve the skills of women and grow their capacity to support themselves through sewing training, giving them the opportunity to start their own small business and enjoy better employment conditions. We also work with those in the Middle East with existing skills, providing training in business management and providing grants so they have a small capital to help get them started.