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9-year-old Angelika completes an in-class writing activity with learning materials provided by Save the Children. She began sponsorship in 2015, where she has since learned the importance of a healthy lifestyle allowing her to not come to school sick, or miss class due to illness. Photo credit: Victoria Zegler/Save the Children, July 2017.
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Bdai, Vietnamese mother of two, bends into a stream to fill a water bottle for her children. She lives in a rural highland community suffering the effects of drought. Her crops failed, food is scarce and expensive, and she cannot afford basics like medicine for her children. Save the Children has helped families like hers, by providing rice to feed the family for a month, and trucking in water to the hardest-hit communities. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, August 2016. HEALTH

Nearly 5.6 million children die each year due to preventable and treatable causes. Malnutrition contributes to the deaths of children and a lifetime of poor health. We are committed to providing health and nutrition programs that save children's lives and ensure they grow up healthy. LEARN MORE

Twelve-year-old Muneeba (rear) and nine-year-old Najma 9 (front) hold books on their way home from the library. Save the Children has provided a library-in-a-box for their village in Pakistan. Muneeba, started school late, so she was paired up with a reading buddy, Najma who Najma helps her to read as a part of Save the Children's Literacy Boost initiative. Photo credit: Asad Zaidi/Save the Children, April 2014. EDUCATION

Education is the road that children follow to reach their full potential in life, yet many children in need around the world do not get a quality education where they can learn and develop. Save the Children supports education programs for children in the classroom and at home. LEARN MORE

Young Bienvenu, a boy from Central African Republic, stands holding an umbrella in the rain. He was recently treated for malaria by a Save the Children medical team. He and his brother are living with an aunt in a small mud house after having to flee violence in their area. Struggling to make ends meet, the family received basic provisions and some financial assistance from Save the Children, and the children are being monitored for malnutrition. Photo credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/ Cosmos/Save The Children, June 2015. PROTECTION

We protect children from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence in all regions of the world. In the U.S., we provide critical services in the aftermath of disasters and emergencies. Our programs focus on the most vulnerable children while aiming for the safety and well-being of all children. LEARN MORE

Gillian, two, sits on a log amongst the debris where her village once stood. It was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. Many coastal villages were devastated by the storm, and debris blocking roads made access impossible. Save the Children was on the ground expanding operations to deliver life-saving aid and medical care across the Leyte province. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, November 2013. EMERGENCY

Our relief workers help protect boys and girls from harm, sickness and hunger. Our emergency reserves, the Children's Emergency Fund, help us respond during the critical first hours and days after a disaster strikes. In extreme emergencies, we will set up a dedicated fund for a massive disaster or major crisis. LEARN MORE






















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