The standard of living in China has improved over the few decades. However there are widening gaps between rich and poor, and urban and rural areas. Two-thirds of China live in rural areas. Many of them, especially those from minority ethnic groups, live in remote areas and lack access to good quality health services and education.
More than 1 Billion
people live there
Girls only stay in school an average of 13 years
12 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $18 a day
Since 1992 we have been committed on improving the quality of education to Chinese children by being involved with teacher training in rural areas. In impoverished communities and schools we've set up child friendly spaces. These spaces provide safe areas for children to play, learn and socialize. They also function as hubs to coordinate government units and other NGOs to offer comprehensive services to vulnerable children.
The devastating earthquakes in 2008 and 2013 have lead to terrible suffering for thousands of young children in China. Millions of families were left homeless, forced to rebuild their lives with the little resources they had left. Immediately after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, we opened an emergency program office in Chengdu, and have since set up a permanent program.
Our Work in
Last Year, Save the Children...
children from harm
children in times of crisis
provided 31,311 children
with a healthy start in life
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2015 State of the World’s Mothers report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2015; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2015; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2015