Help Children in South America
In a region marked by profound inequality, the Coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected millions of children in South America.
The region already faces several humanitarian crisis, characterized by poverty, armed conflict and natural disasters. For children who were struggling before the COVID-19 pandemic, things have only gotten worse, often much more so.
Before the coronavirus outbreak, Venezuela already had the highest inflation rate in the world, with chronic shortages of food and medicine. Now, children and women are suffering from a spike in physical, sexual or emotional violence at home. In Colombia, as schools and other protective services have closed, there has been a stark rise in the recruitment and use of children by armed groups, putting children in Colombia in grave danger.
Save the Children has a long history of working in South America. We’re doing whatever it takes for children – on the front lines, in the world’s hardest-to-reach places, where it’s toughest to be a child. But we can’t do any of this lifesaving work without your support.
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Nearly 40% of Bolivia's people live in poverty with hunger, chronic malnutrition, natural disasters and lack of education plaguing many Bolivian children. Some are forced to work in order to survive and are at risk of violence, exploitation and trafficking.
Save the Children has been working in Bolivia for over 30 years, implementing programs that protect the rights and serve the needs of vulnerable children.
A recent surge of violence and civil unrest in Colombia is ripping families and communities apart, leaving a lasting impact on children and youth. With schools and other protective services closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children in Colombia have become an easier target for armed groups.
Support is urgently needed to protect children in Colombia from harm.
Venezuela remains one of the most dangerous countries for children. Widespread violence and economic turmoil has forced nearly 5 million people to flee. As COVID-19 spreads throughout the region, increasing shortages of safe water and food are driving more families and children into desperation.
Your support today can help save the lives of Venezuela's children.
How to Help Children in South America
There are so many ways you can help create change that lasts a lifetime for children in South America.
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