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Save the Children is supporting the Indian Government-led response to Cyclone Phailin, and working with partners to help an estimated 35,000 people. Save the Children’s teams are on the ground in the worst-affected areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, and have distributed emergency hygiene kits, food baskets, blankets and solar lamps for families who have been caught up in the disaster.
The Challenges for Children
India is the world's largest democracy, a global center of technology and finance, the home of megacities Delhi and Mumbai, and a driving force in the world economy-India is surging ahead. But despite its exponential rate of economic growth, millions of children are being left behind.
No other country in the world sees as many children die from preventable and treatable diseases as India.
More than 40 million children below the age of 14 work in hazardous occupations – mining, selling food on the streets, and domestic labor.
There is more wealth in India than ever before, but it has not yet translated into healthcare, education or better nutrition for the poor.
Save the Children in India
Save the Children India became an independent organization two years ago, and has since achieved the following successes:
Population, Infant Mortality Rate, Life Expectancy, Maternal Death Risk, Girls Education, Clean Water Access-CIA World Factbook 2013; Human Development Rank-International Human Development Indicators, UNDP.