Global Protection

Every last child deserves to grow up safe from harm. Yet right now, a child dies as a result of violence every five minutes, 85 million children are involved in hazardous work and 75 percent experience violent discipline. Millions more are at risk living in conflict zones or displaced by war. Others are living without their families on the streets, in institutions or on the move as refugees.

Thanks to you, Save the Children is protecting vulnerable children around the world, ensuring they have the care and support they need. In 2017, we directly reached over 3.1 million children through our global protection programs.

Because of the work of Save the Children, girls like Robina and Charity, ages 9 and 12, can safely fetch the family water – so they can get back to learning in Uganda. Photo credit: Save the Children/Rick D’Elia 2017. Because of the work of Save the Children, girls like Robina and Charity, ages 9 and 12, can safely fetch the family water – so they can get back to learning in Uganda. Photo credit: Save the Children/Rick D’Elia 2017. Because of the work of Save the Children, girls like Robina and Charity, ages 9 and 12, can safely fetch the family water – so they can get back to learning in Uganda. Photo credit: Save the Children/Rick D’Elia 2017.

Your Results: The Highlights








STEPS TO PROTECT

Through our Steps to Protect approach, combining key elements of social work, family and group therapy, and community engagement, we’re helping vulnerable children recover from trauma. In Myanmar, compliance with our case management standards improved from 21 to 71 percent last year alone. SEE DETAILS

VULNERABLE CHILDREN

In northern Nigeria, one of the world’s worst places to be a child, we’re working to help some of the most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach children on the continent. In 2017, our caring professionals provided psychological and emotional support to 206,000 orphans and vulnerable children. SEE DETAILS

FAMILY REUNIFICATION

Tragically, extreme poverty can cause family networks to rupture. As part of our Zambia Family Strengthening Initiative, we’re working to keep families together and to reunite separated family members. So far, we’ve reached 1,800 children and adults with critical support and training. SEE DETAILS






















 

The Year’s Top Video: Global Protection

This is what your support makes possible. Watch what happens when Grace, who was separated from her daughters while fleeing violence in South Sudan, is finally reunited two years later with her little girls.

 

The powerless children of our world need a powerful champion, and they have one in Save the Children.

Dr. Jill Biden,
Save the Children Board Chair

Your Results: The Details

STEPS TO PROTECT
Through our Steps to Protect approach, now being applied in 18 countries, we’re helping some of the most vulnerable children in the world recover from trauma, ensuring they get the vital care they need as quickly as possible. It’s a structured, multifaceted approach that combines key elements of social work, family and group therapy, and community engagement. In Myanmar, compliance with our case management standards improved from 21 to 71 percent last year alone.

VULNERABLE CHILDREN
In northern Nigeria, one of the world’s worst places to be a child, we’re working with USAID and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to help some of the most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach children on the continent. In 2017, our caring professionals provided psychological and emotional support to 206,000 orphans and vulnerable children. Your compassionate support makes this work possible.

FAMILY REUNIFICATION
Tragically, extreme poverty can cause family networks to rupture, such as in Zambia, where 60 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day. Desperate families who can’t meet their children’s basic needs sometimes choose to place them in institutions. Some children even end up on the streets. As part of our Zambia Family Strengthening Initiative, we’re working to keep families together and to reunite separated family members. So far, we’ve reached 1,800 girls, boys and adults, providing support for children and training for families and communities.

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