Help Save Children in Honduras

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and has one of the world’s highest murder rates. In fact, 33 children out of 100,000 are victims of extreme violence – resulting in death. In 2016 we reached 5,280 children with our health and nutrition programs, and we’re committed to creating a culture of non-violence within schools, homes and communities. But the need continues and children are counting on you.


Save the Children remains gravely concerned about the treatment and well-being of children from Honduras and other Central American nations who are in the custody of the United States government after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. We know from our nearly 100 years of service that family separation and detention can cause severe, long-lasting trauma, which ultimately results in the loss of childhood.

For nearly 100 years, Save the Children has put the rights of every child at the very center of our mission. We’ve now heard these children’s cries and we must raise our own voices to protect their best interests. Because every child deserves safety and a chance at a future.

The Challenge for Children in Honduras

Struggling with poverty, violence and a high percentage of HIV and AIDS cases, Honduran children need your help.*

  • 19% of school-age children are out of school
  • 20 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
  • 15% of children are engaged in child labor
  • 30% of people live in poverty
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Our Work for Children in Honduras

Early childhood development centers, run primarily by teachers and community volunteers, provide young children the opportunity to “learn by doing” in environments that are nurturing and fun. Hungry children also get highly nutritious snacks every day. The education programs supported by people like you, in partnership with local communities and governments, have helped construct multiple schools and increased school attendance by promoting individual and community benefits of education.

  • Protected 24,743 children from harm
  • Supported 12,316 children in times of crisis
  • Provided 14,900 children with a healthy start in life
  • Helped 10,500 families feed their children
  • Gave 10,575 children vital nourishment

How to Help Children in Honduras

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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)


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