Helping 157 Million Children in 120 Countries
In the U.S. and around the world, Save the Children does whatever it takes — every day and in times of crisis — to ensure children grow up healthy, learning and safe. Learn about the places we work, the challenges children face and the results we achieve, thanks to supporters like you.
Explore Our Programs Around the World
Across the United States, more than 14 million children, or 1 in 5, grow up in poverty. When you focus on children in rural America, that number jumps to 1 in 4. Through our education, protection and emergency programs, we reached 638,000 kids in 2016 alone.
Through our health and nutrition programs, education and emergency relief, Save the Children is transforming the lives of Africa's children. We helped more than 32 million African children in 2016.
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more than 30 years, Save the Children has been on the ground in Asia helping children — every day, and in times of crisis. In 2016, we helped nearly 17.5 million children in need.
In 2016, we helped more than 3 million children in Syria and surrounding countries, providing primary health care, nutrition, education and psychosocial services to child refugees and their families.
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