Misguided Kindness: Making the Right Decisions for Children in Emergencies

Save the Children UK

Using lessons learnt in emergencies, from the genocide in Rwanda to the Asian Tsunami and the earthquake in Haiti, our new report, Misguided Kindness, demonstrates what action is needed to keep families together during crises and to bring separated children back into a safe and nurturing family life.  Save the Children warns that people who support orphanages or international adoption in the belief that they’re doing the best for children suffering after a major emergency could in fact be putting those children in even more danger.