Clowns Without Borders UK

Even in the most challenging places, we bring joy.

The Challenge

More children than ever before are living in crisis.

43.3m children live in forced displacement, with 60% displaced from their homes by conflict and violence.

Children cannot wait for the end of the crisis to be children again.

They need the opportunity to play now.

Two children sitting in the opening of a torn tent watching a clown performing to a large crowd of children - Greece 2016

Our response

We cut through the chaos to create safe, playful spaces.

  • Joyful performances for children in need of immediate emotional first aid.
  • Expert training and support for local artists and communities.
  • Strategic partnerships to advocate for systematic change.
Local creative artist performing with a child surrounded by an audience of children - Zimbabwe 2013
Humanitarian clown blowing a kiss in a refugee camp after the Türkiye-Syria earthquake 2023

Our impact.

Since 2014:

A world map made up of red circles (or clown noses)

Who we are.

We belong to an international network of clowns ready to serve in a crisis. Our joyful performances and creative workshops create a safe and supportive environment for thousands of children and provide vital emotional first aid when it is needed most.

Together, we make children laugh because laughter changes lives.

Our partners.

Save the Children
Plan International

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