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Transforming Lives and Futures

All across the globe, children are dying from preventable causes, missing out on education due to poverty or gender, suffering from violence, exploitation and neglect, and are vulnerable in times of crisis. In every corner of the world, children need a strong voice to stand up for them, work on their behalf and make their lives better.

Save the Children is the voice for vulnerable children. We’re on the ground in 120 countries, working to reach every last child through international programs that focus on health, education, protection and disaster relief. Together, we’re changing children’s lives and the future we all share.

Save the Children’s Global Programs



We target the major causes of maternal, newborn and child deaths and provide the best health and nutrition programs to save children's lives and ensure they grow up healthy. EXPLORE OUR GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

A 9-year-old schoolgirl in Uganda smiles brightly as she practices writing numbers on a chalkboard in her classroom thanks to a charity for children's education. Photo credit: Jordan. J. Hay, 2012.


Millions of children are missing out on an education, limiting their chances for a bright future. We’re working to ensure every last child develops the skills to succeed in school and in life. LEARN ABOUT OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS

A young child refugee from Syria laughs and plays with Save the Children's Mariluz Garcia in Idomeni at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. More than 10,000 refugees are stranded in Idomeni waiting for the border to open. Save the Children works in Idomeni offering protection to children traveling alone and provides food and support to families. Photo credit: Pedro Armestre, September 2015.

Save the Children is on the ground every day protecting children from harm, including abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence, while promoting a safe family environment for every child. SEE OUR PROTECTION PROGRAMS

Barira holds a bowl of nutritious moringa grown at her community garden. She leads the fight against child hunger with her local student government. Photo Credit: Talitha Brauer/Save the Children, 2016.
Hunger and Livelihoods

Save the Children works to empower vulnerable communities to build resilience, improve food security, and strengthen financial capability to transform their livelihoods and ensure that no child goes hungry. READ ABOUT OUR HUNGER AND LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMS


When crisis strikes, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We deliver lifesaving emergency relief and stay as long as it takes to ensure kids and families recover. EXPLORE OUR EMERGENCY PROGRAMS

Save the Children Girl Champion Maryam Ahmed from Nigeria visits the United Nations with our Public Policy and Advocacy staff. Photo credit: Save the Children, October 2017
Global Policy and Advocacy

Based on evidence and our on-the-ground experience, we educate and engage policymakers to champion policies and programs that improve the wellbeing of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized children. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR GLOBAL ADVOCACY WORK