Making an Impact for Children

Every child deserves the best chance for a bright future. Because of valued partners like you, more children than ever before are surviving and thriving. In the U.S. and around the world, more children are growing up healthy, educated and safe. When crisis strikes, more children are benefiting from the unique care they need. More children’s voices are being heard and their issues given top priority by world leaders. Together, we’re transforming children’s lives, changing the course of their futures and ours. Thank you!

Watch the video below to see some of the results you helped make possible. Download our 2016 report for even more results.

2016 Annual Report Map

Readiness. Relief. Recovery.

Saving Lives at Sea

At Save the Children, we have taken to the Mediterranean ourselves, to reach vulnerable children and adults. In September, we launched a fully crewed and equipped search-and-rescue vessel. While refugees and migrants are on board, we are providing food, water and medical care among other vital services.

Zika Virus

Our health experts are on the frontlines of the fight against the Zika virus. We are educating people about Zika and its prevention. In the U.S., we’re reaching children and families in our early childhood development programs and through the 200 schools in 20 states where we work to improve children’s literacy.

The Opportunity to Learn

Our experience shows that the more time girls spend in school, the better their chances of breaking the cycle of poverty and becoming productive young adults. Our new School Me program in Sierra Leone and Côte D’Ivoire seeks to help girls make a successful transition from primary to secondary education.

Through this exciting program, we are fostering a critical mass of support for girls by engaging them and key people in their lives – boys, parents, teachers and community and religious leaders – in activities that challenge and change gender norms so that girls and boys have equal opportunities to learn and to participate in decisions that affect them.

A Healthy Start

Almost one-quarter of newborn deaths in Bangladesh are caused by infection. With Save the Children’s support, Bangladesh adopted the use of chlorhexidine antiseptic for newborn cord care in 2013. Since then, we’ve helped roll out chlorhexidine programming across the entire country by training more than 85,800 health workers who have reached an estimated 181,600 newborn babies.

Policy. Advocacy. Action.

In April 2016, Save the Children launched its new global campaign, Every Last Child. Over the next three years, we will do our part to tackle the barriers that exclude millions of children so that no child under age 5 dies from preventable causes, all children learn through a quality education and violence against children is no longer tolerated. Our campaign will bring to life our strategic focus on the most deprived and marginalized children – especially our international advocacy on reaching refugee children and girls.


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