Since 1972 Save the Children has worked in Fiji to improve access to education and health programs for some of the countries most vulnerable and marginalized children and families.
As the country’s leading child rights organization, we work to ensure children can realize their rights, particularly those children who are in the most vulnerable and marginalized environments. Currently, we work from ground level to policy level with direct work in 52 informal settlement communities across Fiji. We have been creating sustainable and lasting change in the lives of children in Fiji for more than 40 years.
More than 892,145
people live there
Girls only stay in school an average of 13 years
23 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $12 a day
Locally, we work to create long lasting, sustainable change in the lives of children in Fiji by driving change from the community level to government and policy. We work directly in more than 50 informal settlement communities across the Northern, Western and Central Divisions of the country and we focus on national advocacy work to ensure the rights of children are broadly promoted.
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