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We champion the rights of the world’s 2.3 billion children

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, educated and safe.

We are often the first or only child-focused organization working in the hardest-to-reach places, where it’s toughest to be a child.

Our Work in the United States

The U.S. still trails nearly all other advanced countries in helping children reach their full potential despite major advances for children over the past 30 years. Across the nation, 1 in every 7 children experiences shockingly high rates of hunger, school dropouts, teenage pregnancy and/or child death.

Educating children gives them the tools to fight poverty, be healthy and safe. That's why we're working in the U.S. to ensure every child has access to a quality education, right from the start.

U.S. Programs

We work in over 200 of the poorest communities in rural America – where we’re often the only child-focused nonprofit – helping hundreds of thousands of children each year.

U.S. Advocacy

U.S. policymakers look to Save the Children as the leading expert on childhood in America. Every day, Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), our political advocacy arm, is on the ground in states across the U.S.

Our Work Around the World

Every child deserves a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Yet, an estimated 5.4 million children under age 5 still die each year from preventable causes, 250 million children around the world can’t read, despite years of schooling, and far too many children are experiencing physical and emotional abuse, sexual exploitation, deprivation and neglect.

That's why as global leaders in child health, education and protection, we're working in more than 100 countries to change the lives of over 100 million children every year.