Skip to main content


After devastating Puerto Rico with flooding rain, Hurricane Fiona ripped through the Dominican Republic, where more than a million people were left without running water and dozens of homes were destroyed.

Save the Children is monitoring the hurricane closely and ready to support the government and local organizations.

Help Children in Dominican Republic

Save the Children’s work in Dominican Republic is aimed at improving education, access to school supplies and recreational facilities. But before children can learn, they must be healthy and thriving. Dominican children lack access to healthcare, proper nutrition and general hygiene.

The Challenge for Children in Dominican Republic

With limited access to education, nutrition and healthcare, Dominican children need your help.*

92% of girls 15 and older are literate

15% of school-age children are out of school

31 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday

13% of children are engage in child labor

31% of people live in poverty 

Map of Dominican Republic

Our Work for Children in Dominican Republic

Because water is a basic staple, Save the Children’s health teams have been providing potable water and promoting health and hygiene – in addition to crop planting and cultivation, and animal breeding. Plus, we have worked to introduce school, home and community-based fruit and vegetable gardens, helping to educate families on growing their own food, to achieve better nutrition.

Save the Children’s protection workers have been helping the vulnerable Batey Communities for nearly a decade. The project’s goal was to improve the living conditions of “the Bateys” former sugar cane work camps, which are home to Haitian migrant workers, Dominicans and their families. 

The project focused on health, education services, and income-generating activities. Improvements included refurbishing schools, enhancing teachers’ knowledge, revamping sanitary infrastructure, and other projects dedicated to raising living standards and promoting sustainable development.

Protected 1,665 children from harm

Supported 3,765 children in times of crisis

Provided 27,318 children with a healthy start in life

How to Help Children in Dominican Republic

Support Save the Children’s mission. Donate to help children in Dominican Republic, and around the world, survive and thrive.

Join Team Tomorrow
Join Team Tomorrow and your monthly donation will go toward addressing the needs of children affected by today’s most urgent issues. 

Browse the Gift Catalog
Give a unique and meaningful gift that will bring joy — and change lives. Find something for everyone on your list.

Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2018 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)