About Mexico

With a population of more than 122 million people, Mexico is the second largest country in Latin America. Just over 35% of the population is under the age of 18. While Mexico has made significant strides to improve the situation of children, national data masks significant differences, especially for very vulnerable children. Since 1973, Save the Children has served children in 16 of Mexico’s 31 states and the Federal District through programs in education, health and hygiene, nutrition, violence prevention, eradication of child labor and exploitation, environmental education and rapid response in emergencies.

Facts About

More than 121 Million
live there

Girls only stay in school an average of 13 years

14 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of less than $27 a day

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 213,930
from harm

supported 10,080
in times of crisis

provided 37,720 children
with a healthy start in life

gave 36,320 children
vital nourishment

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

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