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A little boy sits on his mother’s lap while being tested for Malaria by a nurse at a health clinic set up by Save the Children in Uganda. The boys’s mother, Susan, holds a pack of blue and yellow pils in her hand.  Her son had been coughing and had diarrhea before she brought him to the clinic. Photo credit: Guilhem Alandry/Doculab, March 2017.
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Portraits of Save the Children’s changemakers for Children – individuals who drive change for the world’s most marginalized and deprived children – including Eglantyne Jebb, Save the Children’s founder, and Bina Valsangkar, MD, MPH, Newborn Health Advisor, Department of Global Health at Save the Children. Photo credit: Save the Children.
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12-year-old Gniré holds her younger brother outside of their family home in Sikasso, Mali. In 2017, Gniré was diagnosed with malaria but survived thanks to treatment. Save the children provided Gniré  with medication a mosquito net and works globably to reduce child deaths related to preventable diseases like malaria. Photo credit: Victoria Zegler | Save the Children, Nov 2016.
Surviving Malaria in Mali

Gniré contracted the deadly disease twice but survived

Two smiling children, 5-year-olds Yousef and Nada, sit with hands folded on a green carpet in front of a bookcase located in an Early Childhood Care and Development program space. Save the Children’s sponsorship program in Egypt supports early learning by providing young children with access to the quality care and development services. Photo credit: Save the Children | Victoria Zegler, Oct 2017.
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An 11-year old boy named Karim* wears a pair of glasses and a red shirt while smiling.  Karim is a refugee child and one of four Save the Children child ambassadors within the Sponsorship program. Karim represents a number of children benefiting from our programs. Photo credit: Save the Children *Name changed for protection.
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A 9-year-old girl rides a red bicycle outside her home in in West Sumba, Indonesia. Photo credit: Victoria Zegler / Save the Children, May 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. 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. 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. 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.
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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

Every child deserves a healthy start. Thanks to giving people like you, 33 million children are growing up healthy, nourished and treated for childhood killers like pneumonia.

Explore the results you’ve helped make possible and how you can help more children survive and thrive.

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

Every child deserves the chance to learn. Your generosity is helping 9.7 million girls and boys develop the critical skills they need for success in school – and life.

Learn more about our education work, what we’ve achieved and why it’s so important.

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

The world can be a dangerous place – and every child deserves to be protected. Thanks to you, we’re keeping 3.1 million children safe from harms like abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.

Be inspired by the stories of the most vulnerable among us – and help us reach millions 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

When crisis strikes, children are most vulnerable. Your support ensures we’re always at the ready to respond to their needs – so their childhoods can continue. Last year, we aided 10 million children in crisis.

Get the facts on our recent emergency responses, here in the U.S. and around the world.






















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