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.
426 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.
How you can bring freedom.
This is how we are shaping a future where children affected by conflict and oppression have the chance to live free, full lives.
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.
We value the capabilities that are already held by communities. That’s why we work in partnership with them, developing projects that draw people and skills together to establish creative solutions to the unique challenges they face.
Where We Work
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 and complex conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen have resulted in a humanitarian crisis almost beyond comprehension that has resulted in the displacement of millions of people. Emergency relief, access to healthcare, and education opportunities are all areas of great need amongst the internally displaced in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
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, looking for sustainable solutions to move beyond handouts and empower the people themselves to be part of the solution.
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 locals rebuild clinics in the Middle East, stocking clinics in eastern Myanmar with medicines and training local health workers who travel to remote villages for patients visits and to provide 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 conflict and oppression in Myanmar through improved food security, income, health and nutrition. Through research and training of sustainable livelihood techniques and solutions, we encourage villagers to start using sustainable farming practices that not only feed people but develop their innate abilities and 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 are also partnering with Days For Girls to produce reusable feminine hygiene kits that give women the freedom to study and work while also reducing environmental waste, with the additional benefit of providing a fair income for migrants who we train and employ to produce the kits.