Sponsor a child | ActionAid UK

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Help a child living through conflict in Gaza

For just 65p a day, you can change a child’s life for good when you become a sponsor with ActionAid.

Your support could transform the life of a child like four-year old Yasmeen in the West Bank, part of the occupied Palestinian territories.

Monday 5th June marks the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Thousands of children like Yasmeen are traumatised from living through years of war and conflict.

They’ve seen their homes and schools destroyed, family members killed and the blockade which means basic supplies like fresh water, food and medicine aren’t getting through. Yasmeen and her friends have to walk through multiple check points just to get to nursery school.

ActionAid believes that all children should have an equal chance to thrive. Through our child sponsorship programme in the occupied Palestinian territories, we’re reaching some of these children, but we want to help many more. Your sponsorship can make a huge difference to a boy or girl in need — ensuring they have enough to eat, an education and hope for the future.

As their only sponsor, you’ll have a special relationship with your sponsored child. Sponsor a child today and see for yourself the difference your support can make.

Sponsor a child as a gift

You can even sponsor a child as a gift for a friend or family member. Just tell us a few details and we’ll set everything up for you.

Sponsor a child as a gift

Where your sponsorship money goes

80% of your sponsorship money goes overseas to help your child and their community. (20% is spent in the UK on public education and finding more sponsors). And in the country where your child lives, their community decides what the money should be spent on.

7-year-old girl Sandrine eating lunch with three other children in Shingiro District, Rwanda


Two boys Chit Phyo, 8, wearing checked shirt and Hein Thus, 9, collect water for their school from a  in a village in the Dry zone (Magway Region), Myanmar(Burma).

Clean water

A group of young girls smiling and hugging at their Happy Homes safe house in Dhaka, Bangladesh where they get education and free healthcare


Smiling girl Kadiatu Sesay wearing blue school uniform sitting at her desk in a classroom at Kola Tree Community School, Western Area, Sierra Leone


You can be sure we’ll achieve as much as possible with every pound you give us. And you’ll be able to see the difference you’re making through the regular updates we’ll send on how your money’s being spent.

“It’s amazing to see what a difference such a small amount of money a month can make to a whole community”.

Richard Jordan, ActionAid child sponsor

How sponsorship helps children

Photo credits: Karin Schermbrucker, Greg Funnell, Nicolas Axelrod, Caroline Thomas, Savann Oeurm, Des Willie, Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati / ActionAid.