Impact spotlight

Save the Children

Save the Children has worked for over 100 years to improve the lives of children around the world. In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai they provided food, water, shelter and medical care. They also worked on a campaign to prevent cholera and water-borne diseases.

Save the Children has received two grants from the Bain Capital Relief Fund. The first in April 2019 to support the response in Southern Africa following Cyclone Idai and the second in August 2020 after the port explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

Save the Children
Cyclone Idai Response

Save the Children has been working in Mozambique since 1986 to support the needs of children impacted by disaster. In the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Idai, Save the Children delivered 112,400 pounds of critical supplies like tarps, hygiene kits, water jugs and tents to Mozambique via a cargo plane. Blankets, mosquito nets, buckets to store clean water and solar lights were also distributed to families as well as seeds and farming tools so that families could plant a new crop.

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Port Explosion Response

Save the Children had already been on the ground in Beirut, Lebanon responding to the growing humanitarian crisis as vulnerable communities battle both COVID-19 and a worsening economic crisis. In response to the blast, they widened their humanitarian response to include an assessment of children and families’ needs across Beirut. Support from the Bain Capital Relief Fund was allocated to the 2020 Lebanon Crisis Relief Fund which helped aid in the distribution of food and hygiene items, provide psychological First Aid for children and caregivers, put family tracing and reunification programming into place, and provide temporary accommodations. 

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