Children in Crisis

The IBBY Children in Crisis Fund provides support for children whose lives have been disrupted through war, civil disorder or natural disaster. The two main activities that are supported by the Fund are the therapeutic use of books and storytelling in the form of bibliotherapy, and the creation or replacement of collections of selected books that are appropriate to the situation.

For children whose lives have been disrupted by war, civil disorder or natural disasters in the region of Central Asia to North Africa, projects that provided books and promoted a culture of reading were funded by the Sharjah/IBBY Fund from 2012 to 2016.

We hope the programme will not only provide immediate support and help, but that it will also make a long term impact in the communities, thus supporting IBBY’s belief that every child has the right to become a reader. Based on predetermined criteria IBBY selects the communities where the projects will be funded. The basic criteria include: 

  • the existence of a short or long term situation of crisis in the lives of the children of the community; 
  • the availability of a strong, capable IBBY section either in the affected or a neighbouring country and/or the presence of a capable IBBY partner; 
  • the strength of the project and its possible short and long term impact in fulfilling IBBY’s goals; 
  • the availability of money.

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Download the English information brochure here and the Spanish version of the information brochure here

IBBY Children in Crisis Fund Projects