A young boy is held by a Save the Children staffer following the Lombok Earthquake in Indonesia that took place in 2018. The catastrophic 7.5 magnitude earthquake caused widespread devastation. Save the Children set up Child Friendly Spaces in shelters for those who have lost their homes, to ensure families and children are safe and have the supplies they need, like diapers and cribs. Photo credit: Junaedi Uko / Save the Children, 2018.

Protection

Thanks to your support, Save the Children keeps children safe from harms like poverty, abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. We are transforming the way emergency care is delivered, putting a world-class team of health professionals to work for children anywhere in the world within 72 hours.

As the global leader in child-focused humanitarian response, Save the Children has created more safe spaces in the U.S. and around the world for children in emergencies than any other humanitarian organization. When a disaster strikes, these safe spaces can provide children with protected environments in which they participate in organized activities to play, socialize, learn, and express themselves as they rebuild their lives.

As the global leaders in family reunification, our teams have been reuniting children separated from their families in every major humanitarian crisis since World War I.

Across the United States, children face a wide array of risk factors, each with the potential to disrupt healthy social, emotional, academic and physical development. That’s why Save the Children offers social and emotional learning programs, including Journey of Hope and Shelter from the Storm, to support kids and their healthy development

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