Many children around the world suffer when tragedy strikes resulting in the need for immediate assistance. Prompted by our donors, KinderUSA funds vetted relief agencies and local organizations that respond quickly and effectively to these emergencies, supporting the programs that have the greatest impact.
KinderUSA and our implementing partner, the International Blue Crescent Humanitarian Relief and Development Foundation, impacted the lives of over 1000 children in the Syrian refugee camps in Aziz, Afrin, and Aleppo. During the harsh winter of 2013, we provided these internally displaced children with winter clothes and boots to improve their standards of living and protect them from illnesses.
In 2009, KinderUSA partnered with IBC in the Mardan district of Pakistan and responded to the violence that surrounded a number of the Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camps there. We provided education and psychosocial support for hundreds of children by installing playgrounds and supplying educational materials.
Additionally, in 2010, Kinder funded a program that delivered food such as rice, lentils and beans in the Punjab area of Pakistan to families affected by a devastating flood disaster in late 2010. We reached over 500 families for a six month period.
The project in Syria that allowed us to give IDP children winter clothes also allowed us to affect Syrian refugees within Turkey in the Gaziantep (Antep) region.
Uganda & Somalia
Over 5000 people in Africa, including a high number of internally displaced children, have benefitted from the construction of four invaluable wells supplying clean, safe drinking water. In 2014, KinderUSA and the Amoud Foundation worked together in order to build wells in Uganda and Somalia in areas where clean drinking water has been either non-existent or extremely difficult to collect. The construction of the wells has meant that the onerous task of water collection, which often falls to women and children, has been considerably lightened and the safer water has cut the risk of life-threatening water borne diseases.